The house chose us

De­spite be­ing happy in their Auck­land house, this young cou­ple found their for­ever home al­most by ac­ci­dent

Your Home and Garden - - Contents - Text by Deb­bie Har­ri­son. Pho­tog­ra­phy by Wendy Fen­wick.

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.

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