The house chose us
Despite being happy in their Auckland house, this young couple found their forever home almost by accident
When they saw the potential in a Castor Bay do-up, this Auckland couple realised they’d found their forever home
PAINT Interior walls, trims and ceilings are Resene ‘Double Alabaster’. Exterior is Resene ‘Half Foggy Grey’. CURTAINS Custom made by Rose Jasica with linens from Martha’s Fabrics. CARPET Damask from Cavalier Bremworth. FLOORS Natural timber, existing in the home, and Australian hardwood to match. DINING
Dining table from Dawson & Co. Dining chairs from Citta. On table: planters from Florienne. Rug under table, round mirror, basket by fireplace, cushions and fairy lights from Superette. Glass bottle on mantel a gift.
KITCHEN Existing. Stools from Simon James. Orchid and planter from Florienne. Wall shelves from Citta. Round wall covering and candle from Superette. STAIRWAY New York print from Superette. FIRST LOUNGE Sofas from St Clements. Coffee table, vase, cushions and Kip & Co throw from Superette. Wicker chairs from Indie Home Collective. TV from Harvey Norman. On Bo Concept console: ‘20’ from Art Scrap. Wall antler, marble tray, skull jar and pineapple from Superette. Photo frames from Citta. Side table homemade. SECOND LOUNGE
Wine rack from La Cigale. Paintings purchased in Bali. Rug from Domo. Sofa from Dawson & Co. Log coffee table from Republic Home. Grey sheepskin, vase and skull from Superette.
PLAYROOM Daybed made by DMU in Browns Bay. Cushions, blankets, cloud light and skull from Superette. Play table from Mocka. Chairs from Kmart. Wooden oven and workshop from Bebabo. BAY’S BEDROOM Bed from Sealy. Kip & Co linen and bedspread, bedside table, photo frames, neon light, candle, cushions and sheepskin from Superette. Unicorn from a friend. Plant from Kings Plant Barn. Lamp from Kmart. SLOANE’S BEDROOM Beanbag and skateboard decks from Superette. Compass cushion from Farmers. MAIN BEDROOM Bed from Sealy. Linen, throw and pillows from Superette. Wall-mounted light from Ross Gardam, sourced with the help of Material Creative. Chair from Indie Home Collective. Armadillo mat from Superette. Basket a gift.
DOWNSTAIRS BATHROOM Brickwork tiles from Artedomus. Shower glass from NZ
Glass. Tapware and mirror from Robertson Bathware. Vanity from Bath Co. UPSTAIRS
BATHROOM Vanity and hexagonal tiles from Artedomus. Bath from Placemakers. Tapware from Robertson Bathware. Grasshoppers found in Bali. Framed picture with glasses from Superette. EXTERIOR Outdoor table from family. Umbrella from Dawson & Co. Hanging chair from Acland Holdings. Cushions and pouf from Superette. Trampoline from Spring Free.
MEET + GREET James Rigden, 38 (director of Superette), Renee Rigden, 33 (founder of Renee’s Kitchen Food & Wellbeing), Sloane, 5, and Bay, 3, plus George the cat.