WHO LIVES HERE? Katie McNamara (stay-athome mum and founder of children’s clothing brand LaVieKid) and Mark McNamara (New Zealand Racing Board commentator).
“I love to have a clean, white base and then layer on lots of colours,” says Katie McNamara. The designer and her husband moved from Australia to a lifestyle block on the outskirts of Christchurch to build their dream home. The bathrooms were one area of the new-build that exceeded their budget, but Katie does not regret the decision to splurge on quality products and tile each room floor to ceiling. She used a range of shapes to add interest to the rooms. “In the bathrooms there were lots of square edges. I softened that effect with round mirrors and curved bowls in the ensuite and a curved, freestanding bath in the bathroom.” FACT FILE Ensuite (top left): Tiles from BellaRoc. Tapware and basins from Edward Gibbon. Vanity from VCBC. Concrete NUD pendant from MintSix. Mirrors from Kmart. Bathroom: Tiles from BellaRoc. Mirror from Bunnings. Taps, cabinet, bath and towel rail all from Edward Gibbon. Towels from The Warehouse and Aura towels from Little Eclectic. Shelf from Mocka. Pendant light from Light in the Box.