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Walk into Interiors by Lume and you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve stepped onto the set of a high-end lifestyle magazine shoot. Eschewing the dull, ordinary and design-by-rote, interior designer and owner Melissa Merrin has curated an exquisite collection of the rare and covetous. No surprises then that the boutique interior design studio and neighbouring showroom have become the first port of call for those looking for something a little different – indeed, special – and a welcome addition to the village-like atmosphere of Strowan shopping centre’s bustling Normans Road retail hub. In a testament to Melissa's design prowess, the showroom is home to one of the city’s finest selections of international design pieces and furnishings, many of which are exclusive to the store, and a case study in opulence. Rocking a safari luxe aesthetic, the showroom elegantly blends tactile Armadillo & Co rugs and Bandini cushions with natural,...
Cityscape Style Obsessions
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Cityscape looks at spring things must-haves.
Cityscape The Scoop
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Cityscape caught up with former Christchurch lad and renowned Nonn designer Cameron Foggo during a recent trip home.What brings you back to Christchurch? I’m here working on some exciting furniture prototypes. Although I have been based in Australia, where most of my furniture is now sold, I’m still loyal to my manufacturers in Christchurch who continue to make the vast majority of my products. It’s sometimes difficult having to ship product across the Tasman to a tight timetable; however, you really can’t beat the craftsmanship of Canterbury manufacturers. Nor can you beat the ease of dealing with manufacturers who you’ve been working with for two decades.How’s Christchurch looking? Every time I return home to Christchurch I really analyse what has changed. I think it’s now starting to get exciting to see the progress, the growth and people on the street generally being more upbeat. I appreciate that it’s still very hard...
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Antiquers and vintage hounds brace yourself for rapture … behold Overflow: the mother ship/Holy Grail of all things antique and vintage. One of Canterbury’s best kept secrets (up until now) on the antiquing circuit, this aptly titled, bursting at the seams store in Mayfield (near Methven) features decades of treasures which spill out into the street when open (tip: make sure you check it’s open before making the pilgrimage/road trip).Located on Mayfield Klondyke Road near the Highway 72 intersection you can find them on Facebook – just make sure you head out with a few hours up your sleeve (seriously!) and an empty boot as you never know what you might be coming home with....
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Reviving or restoring a stunning piece of furniture is not only good for your wallet and the environment – it also kicks up your pad a notch and gives you a dose of self-satisfaction. Be warned, however, you’re likely to be in for some sweat (and possibly tears). In order to bypass the potential for said tears Cityscape sought the expert advice of Mr Mod’s Ross Morrison and Wilburn Furniture’s Matthew Gledhill. If you’re looking at a wooden fixer-upper, Matthew recommends a thorough check for borer including back boards, drawer bottoms, feet and internal blocks – areas these tiny furniture destroyers attack before the body of the piece. Also worth considering are loose joints, which will jack up the cost, while painted items will require extra effort, especially if carved or turned with mouldings and grooves making paint removal more difficult.To remove minor water marks and cup rings from a hardwood...