Meet + Greet
Eden Houlihan, 52 (company director), Lisa Houlihan, 38 (owner of Tattoo Removals Ponsonby), Daniel, 29 (now flatting), Brooklyn, 14, and Harrison, 4, plus dog Hugo and cats Barbie and Louie.
ABOVE Patterned tiles on the front steps and path provide a clue that what lies ahead is not your average villa. The tiles were $80 a square metre but Katie limited the cost by only using them on the step risers.
OPPOSITE In the main bedroom a classic floral wallpaper (‘Aubriet’ by Designers Guild) is teamed with a velvet bedhead and cushions in rich blue and shell pinks, with accents of muted gold, for a look of artless elegance.