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NZ House & Garden - - HOMES - John Bot­ica

My dec­o­rat­ing style: Is to com­bine many colours and cre­ate har­mony at the same time. Best dec­o­rat­ing tip: Use black, which is the most beautiful colour but only when it’s com­bined with other colours. Best bud­get tip: Ob­tain ob­jects/things from friends they do not need and con­vert them into pieces of art – for ex­am­ple, an old bench seat that I painted and dec­o­rated with mo­saics. Bravest thing I did around the house: Cre­at­ing In­dian mo­tifs on the wa­ter tank. Ren­o­va­tion low point: Try­ing to paint the very high ceil­ings. Flow­ers that I could not live with­out: Lilies. I buy them ev­ery week. Best lo­cal place for cof­fee: Bach’n Cafe at Marae­tai, look­ing out to the beach and Wai­heke is­land.

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