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+ Morag, what ar­eas of your home did you splurge on? The bath­room was def­i­nitely a splurge, but a well-con­sid­ered one. We took our time and en­gaged pro­fes­sion­als to do the job. I dreamed about ren­o­vat­ing it for three years and it was worth the wait; I wouldn’t change a thing.

+ Do you tend to buy high-end home­ware or seek out a bar­gain? I pre­fer to buy qual­ity – orig­i­nal de­signs and vin­tage pieces, which are qual­ity be­cause they were made to last. I am not a fan of re­pro­duc­tions.

+ Best ad­vice when it comes to spend­ing money on a home? Spend money on things that you will use ev­ery day – feather cush­ions, good-qual­ity sheets, gor­geous linen and a great cof­fee ma­chine.

+ What is the most mem­o­rable ex­pe­ri­ence you have had in your home? Our first sum­mer in Auck­land was the hottest sum­mer in ages, and cer­tainly hot­ter than Welling­ton sum­mers! We prac­ti­cally lived al fresco and ate all our meals on the deck for months – break­fast, lunch and din­ner.

+ What do you love about your home? The sun­shine, the birds, the trees, the neigh­bour­hood, the colours and the good en­ergy. Peo­ple of­ten com­ment on how good our house feels and I think that’s be­cause it is a happy home.

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