• Wallpaper on the low flat ceiling in family room provides an intimate snug feel to the room, which also purposely emphasises and contrasts the soaring curved kitchen ceiling.
• Cole & Son wall paper: cloud design is iconic work from the artist, Piero Fornasetti.
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• French fashion designer, Christian Lacroix fabric features on the backs cushions on the sofa The fabric is colourful and fun but the covers can be changed easily for another look.
• 1950s Queen Anne Suite
• A local carpainter sprayed black gloss lacquer over the timber work of all pieces. This updated the furniture and gave it a completely new life
CUSTOM-MADE FIREPLACE + SURROUND
• I had a local builder created the frame.
• A sheet-metal worker supplied raw steel sheets + folded edges to create a softer finish.
• I couldn't find rivets of the right scale - so an upholsterer supplied and altered furniture nails to suit
• Shutters in the wall were made to direct heat down the hallway.
• Custom-made by Waikato
craftsman to match the style of the sofa and chairs.