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Moving from a large family villa into a contemporary apartment, required some difficult decision making for the owners of this New Plymouth seaside home. Carefully selected treasured pieces were the catalyst for a cohesive design that integrates both old and new.

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The limited colour palette and use of textural elements, echo the surrounding coastal environment. Custom made couches in a beautiful linen fabric, sit comfortably alongside the baby grand piano, with understated elegance.

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Heirloom pieces and bespoke furniture give the apartment an enduring and timeless appeal.

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The colour palette continues into the Main Bedroom with the use of a fabric bed head, textural wallpaper, and window shutters that create a balance of femininity and masculinity.

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On the lower level where there is less natural light, colours from the floor rugs are incorporated into the drapery and soft furnishings creating a casual, cocooning atmosphere.

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A sophisticated palette mixing luxurious fabrics, quality furnishings and family memorabilia complete this gorgeous contemporary home.

Client Reference

“In terms of design, Marguerite transitioned us from a 1920s character home into a brand new contemporary architect designed home by the sea. While we knew little about decorating a contemporary space, Marguerites knowledge and understanding of colour, fabric and design resulted in an elegant, arty, welcoming home with Wow factor that cleverly incorporates a few much loved antiques into a very contemporary environment. Marguerite worked with a very tight timeframe and importantly managed to bring the project in on budget. While we were initially overwhelmed by what we had to do in such a short time, she calmly took control and gave us the confidence to choose some really stunning window treatments, furnishings, wall papers and accessories that reflect our taste and work with our lifestyle. We very much enjoyed working with Marguerite and have so much faith in her design skills that we are now using her on another project.”

Linda & Charles Wilkinson