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Jane’s eclectic decor style and col­lec­tion of art and cu­rios have soft­ened the home’s steel, con­crete and wood. There’s no hard-edged mod­ernist fur­ni­ture here – in­stead, the Kay home is filled with items the cou­ple love or things they’ve kept for sen­ti­men­tal rea­sons.

“I’m hope­lessly sen­ti­men­tal and love things that hold mean­ing and me­mories for us – gifts, art our kids have made, fam­ily heir­looms,” says Jane. She also en­joys dis­cov­er­ing new trea­sures at sec­ond­hand shops and garage sales. “I love to find some­thing some­one no longer wants and make it use­ful again,” she says, al­though these days she tends to cull and cu­rate, keep­ing only her favourites and buy­ing just the things she truly loves. A set of six Otto Larsen chairs was a re­cent Trade Me splurge which now adorns the din­ing area.

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