Simply You Interiors, Winter 2014

Alas, a few of my well considered pearls of wisdom are lying in shredded tatters on the editors floor rather than featuring on this page….but its still a darn good read!!

 

“How are you seeing these trends being incorporated into interiors” went more like this…..

Authentic materials, thoughtful detailing, a warmth of materials in palettes, simplicity, and modesty have become strong influences in our architecture. I’m a strong believer in interiors being in harmony with the architecture they occupy. Materials such as cotton, linen, silk, and wool are being manufactured with a combination of traditional craft and contemporary technology. They have more texture and structure, and possess an inbuilt sense of luxury that compliments the timbers, stone and metals that surround them. There is a call for authenticity, intimacy and subtlety in interiors – not minimalism, more of a modernist feel, where luxury is understated but still celebrates beautiful materials and textiles and the natural imperfections they possess.”                   

 

 

Simply You

 

Brew Bathroom & Ensuite, Mt Eden, Auckland.

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ENSUITE

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Yvette came highly recommended to us through our builder, as we were renovating a large main bathroom and ensuite.
We wanted to make sure that the bathrooms were in keeping with our villa house and needed ideas to tie the bathroom colours in with the rest of the house.
The time frame before we started was a short one but Yvette listened to us and brought ideas and design plans back to us very fast.
We have ended up with stunning bathrooms. Yvette was fun and very helpful to work with.
Kerry and Leanne Brew

Styling for Festive Homes Tour 2012 – Your Home & Garden, December 2013

Brief – style a Ponsonby house in a Pacific/Mexican Christmas theme for the Festive Homes Charity tour.

This was a bit of an undertaking. It takes a good 60+ hours to pull off something like this. Starting with developing an action plan, source the goodies, begging, administering and coordinating, planning, a bit more begging, liaising with all involved, dotting I’s and crossing T’s, and then a whole lot more begging to get everything delivered in time, unwrap every single item, arrange, review, rearrange, buy flowers and play florist, a mad cross town dash to a supplier to get a replacement for damaged outdoor chair that have arrived, then do the final sweep prior to photography and be bright eyed and bushy tailed the next day answering  the viewers question. Then everything has to be un-arranged, repacked and sent back to the kind people who loaned items. The final task is to send all the details of the loaned items off to the editor so that credits can be included in the magazine.

Clearly not your every day Christmas theme so  I had to rely on the kindness of many suppliers to source suitable Christmas decorations, glass wear and china, table wear, mats and napkins, decorative objects, art, lamps, throws and blankets,  out door furniture and outdoor decorations.

A massive thank you to Buana Satu, LA Imports, Trade Aid, Mamasita, and Hammocks Online whose lovely home wares helped me to decorate this house from the front gate all the way through to the back hedge.