Room reveal Home-grown brands
Supporting Kiwi-designed products has never been so easy – or so inspiring. This bedroom scheme showcases some of our finest local homewares
For such a small country at the bottom of the world, the talent and creativity that comes out of our land blows me away. This month I am so proud to be a Kiwi with this ultra-cool bedroom setting which is 100 per cent pure New Zealand. Every piece in this room has a touch of Aotearoa, either designed or made (or both) by someone down the road. It’s pretty neat to see what our creatives are doing around the country and it was particularly fun to pull it all together and create a bedroom dedicated to local talent.
KEEPING IT KIWI
> Our mates at Mavis & Osborn design and make these lovely waffle towels and sturdy, practical laundry baskets. I love how something as simple as a laundry basket can bring such a refreshing pop of colour and style into a room.
> Penney & Bennett are two skilled print designers who work with gorgeous organic cottons and linen to create items such as the robe, slippers and printed bed cushion featured here.
> Made of Tomorrow uses folded metal to create Scandi-style accessories for bedsides, shelving and decorating.
> Ashley & Co is a local hand soap, lotion and home fragrance brand that’s a household favourite of mine.
> Arnold Circus stools are designed in London by Martino Gamper but made here from 100 per cent recyclable polyethylene. > Dulux has a fabulous Colours of New Zealand range that’s easy to apply in your home. The colours are named after some of your favourite places in New Zealand – I’ve chosen Dulux ‘Mt Albert’ for this bedroom setting.
Large laundry basket in turmeric, $279, small laundry basket in kawakawa, $229, waffle towel in kawakawa, $69.99, all by Mavis & Osborn. Arnold Circus stool in sage, $239.99. Candle with brass lid by Ore Design, $49.99. Neville wool rug, from $899.99. Cotton slippers, $69.99, robe in olive, $139, cotton shirt in zinc, $125, Rau print cushion, $149, all by Penney & Bennett. Terrazzo wall hook, $54.99. Fold mirror shelf, $179.99, by Made of Tomorrow. Soothe Tube, $29.95, by Ashley & Co. Earrings (on shelf), $89, by Lucilla Gray. Stonewashed linen duvet cover, from $249.99. Organic cotton euro cushions, $49 each. Pillowcases, $69.99 a set. All items from Alex & Corban. Wall painted in Dulux ‘Mt Albert’. Flooring is Quick-Step Impressive laminate in classic oak brown, $89 per square metre, from Flooring Xtra.