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Perfectly Formed

Down a long driveway in Merivale, Luci Morris discovers a home of hidden depths and beautiful details. Photography: Charlie Jackson Finding the ideal place to call home can be a challenge, and for these homeowners the decision to build meant not having to compromise on their wants. “You know when you find what you are looking for, and we […]

Simply Beautiful

From Old to New

Faced with a rebuild in the wake of the Canterbury earthquakes, these homeowners opted for something bold, modern and new, while paying homage to the past. WORDS Luci Morris With a river boundary, stately garden and picturesque setting for the grandchildren to play in, Heather and Brian Guthrie knew that they wanted to continue to […]

A Promise of Connection

What’s Your Style?

As the heart of the home, the kitchen is a space in which your style and design tastes should shine through. Luci Morris explores the most popular kitchen styles out there.  The kitchen is the most utilised space in the home and while functionality is essential to its success, it is also important that it […]

Bach Themes

Simply Beautiful

Standing pride of place on its corner site, this design was all about reimagining the traditional family home. Words: Luci Morris Photography: Charlie Jackson   While at its essence architecture is about providing shelter, warmth and a functional living space, it is also about eliciting a response. Driven by the ethos that architecture should be ‘visually […]

Perfectly Formed

50 Shades of Green

How to incorporate the 2017 Pantone colour of the year into your interiors. WORDS Victoria Tait Greenery’ has been named the Pantone colour of the year for 2017. While the exact colour selected is a “fresh and zesty yellow-green shade” we see all colours of green as beautiful, certainly on trend, and likely to appear in […]

Bach Themes

Joining Forces

Architect Craig South discusses how he worked with a client to create two elegant homes that both had access to sun, views and outdoor living.Words: Davina Richards Located in a quiet cul-de-sac in urban Christchurch, the award-winning ‘Gleneagles Terrace’ is two large family homes that hug the Wairarapa Stream – which essentially defined the overall […]

A Promise of Connection