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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,...
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Taking kitchen heat to all-new levels, designer European elegance and astute functionality are the hallmarks of Christchurch’s Palazzo Kitchens & Appliances, where covetous kitchens of the sort profiled in glossy high-end lifestyle magazines are created.Destination shopping at its finest, the Victoria Street showroom/kitchen Mecca is resplendent with 7 stunning kitchen fit-outs that span the latest in slick, sleek, clean lines and bright colours (think bright yellows, rich reds and classy blacks) through to natural finishes and more rustic offerings.Seamlessly teaming German-made designer efficiency from kitchen-making juggernauts Nobilia and Rational with Kiwi design and state-of-the-art European appliances (cue Progress, Blanco, Ilve, Genesi, Scholtes, Asko, Delonghi, Liebherr and Trieste), Palazzo Kitchens extend and create new living spaces in the home where function and comfort reign supreme.Meeting with one of the Palazzo team’s senior designers, it’s hard not to get caught up in their enthusiasm as they bring your dream kitchen to life...
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Palazzo Kitchens & Appliances kitchen designer Emily Erickson shares why black is so hot right now. After a decade of white dominating the world of kitchen design, another timeless colour is making a comeback – black. Renowned for being sophisticated and sexy, black has emerged as a hot kitchen trend stronger than ever this season.From statement pieces to subtle hints, you are able to create that timeless combination with an über chic look. While I understand the reason for black kitchens being avoided in the past  – being notoriously known to mark and show smudges – the kitchen market has finally pushed aside all the myths regarding this finish. Gone are the days of impossible-to-clean black cabinets! Although the combination of black and white continues to be strong together – for example, as a mix between the lower cabinets and upper cabinets – there are also other ways to bring black...
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Cityscape caught up with Ash Morgan of About Colour Paint & Design (and Mitre 10 Dream Home winner) for the lowdown on what’s hot in paper and paint this spring.   “Colour, texture and wallpapers can create a new look for your home. Paint ceilings in new fresher whites, walls in warm whites while, wallpapered areas add pattern and texture.” Ash's Colour Faves: Charcoal The new neutral. Try About Colour Armour and Porters Paints White Rhino. Mustard From hot to mild – try Dijon from About Colour. Turquoise From palest watery to sea blue-greens – try Porters Paints Chintz Grey and Seven Seas. Pink Any shade! Try Porters Paint Carnevale and About Colour Poodle. Navy Blue Stunning paired with a fresh white – see In the Navy and Stark from About Colour....
Cityscape Style Obsessions
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Cityscape looks at spring things must-haves.