Per­sonal touch

A blank can­vas be­comes a place to call home with a stroke of ge­nius from BoCon­cept.

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The own­ers of this mod­ern Par­nell home re­cently moved to Auckland from Canada. With two young chil­dren and not enough time to nd every last piece of fur­ni­ture, the cou­ple opted for a com­pli­men­tary home con­sul­ta­tion with BoCon­cept’s Auckland in­te­rior de­signer Ka­rina Cabr­era.

Af­ter vis­it­ing the house to mea­sure the space and nd out more about the fam­ily’s needs, Cabr­era helped them vi­su­alise their new home by sketch­ing it with BoCon­cept’s 3D Home Cre­ator and vir­tu­ally show­cas­ing fur­ni­ture op­tions. “They were thrilled to see their home take shape,” say Cabr­era.

The two liv­ing ar­eas were most in need of at­ten­tion. The rst is fre­quently used in sum­mer be­cause of the out­door pool. Be­ing open plan, it also has a fully func­tional din­ing area.

The big­gest chal­lenge was nd­ing the best lay­out to op­ti­mise a view of the pool. The azure L-shaped couch cho­sen stands out against the fresh grey and white colour scheme to draw the eye out to the blue water of the pool. “It’s amaz­ing how some­thing as sim­ple as a colour scheme can change a space.”

Bear­ing in mind their chil­dren, the sofa was cus­tomised with durable up­hol­stery, which still looks, and feels, of a high-qual­ity.

The sec­ond lounge is mainly used for for­mal en­ter­tain­ing and re­quires a more de­mure pal­ette. It is styled in neu­tral colours of grey, dusty blue and black to en­sure the view of green­ery out­side re­mained the main fea­ture through the large win­dows. A pop of orange and red, in an oc­ca­sional chair and cur­tain re­spec­tively, in­jects some more per­son­al­ity into the home.

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