Every week we ask a Kiwi design expert to tell us what they're loving now and how to use it. This week it's Wanaka's Anna Begg, the owner of The Workroom Interior Design. She talks to us about why headboards should be a must in any bedroom.Read More
A Waikato conservatory with the exotic vibe of a Moroccan palace has taken our top honours in NZ House & Garden's Interior of the Year awards. Angela Kemp won the "out of the ordinary" category and was judged supreme winner for what the judges described as a "tranquil, stylish oasis".
Inspired by Auckland's Wintergardens, Kemp set out to create a happy space where she could enjoy the sun on winter days and star-gaze at night.
Starting with a Trade Me conservatory that Kemp shipped up from Dunedin, she added ferns, bromeliads and lilies, as well as a shell chandelier and a water feature. "When dusk falls, incense scents the air, lamps and candles are lit... it transforms into a secret and exotic place, like a corner of a Moroccan palace," she says.
The runner-up in the supreme award was Auckland interior designer Danielle Bates, who also took out the best living room award, for a glamorous, elegant living room in an art deco Auckland home. The judges described the design as "faultless", particularly admiring the custom-made green suede and brass armchairs that seem to float off the floor.
THE FULL LIST OF PRIZEWINNERS:
Supreme winner: Angela Kemp
Runner-up supreme winner: Danielle Bates
Best bathroom: Kate Rogan and Eva Nash
Best bedroom: Juliet Coleman
Best living room: Danielle Bates
Highly commended living room: Anna Begg
Best kitchen: Damian Hannah
Best out of the ordinary space: Angela Kemp
Best indoor/outdoor space: Sally Tagg
Six hours of judging and 350 entries later, we have our Interior of the Year 2016 finalists.
This year's judges, NZ House & Garden editor Sally Duggan, art director Richard Brunton, interior designer Natalie Du Bois and architect Wendy Shacklock, spent an extended judging session in the NZ House and Garden offices selecting 20 beautiful rooms as the finalists for Interior of the Year awards 2016 (see full list below).
NZ House and Garden photographer Jane Ussher will now travel the country, photographing all the finalists' rooms. These images will be used by the judges to make their final selection of winners.
The Interior of the Year 2016 winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in late October and revealed in the November issue of NZ House & Garden.
Life is a dream in this architecturally eye-catching Wanaka wonder. Family friendly and highly functional, the three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence reveals class, quality and sophistication at every turn. Through the spacious, light-filled entrance, take your pick of media room/study and master bedroom to the right or open-plan living to the left. Floor-to-ceiling glazing frames stunning views in the luxurious living area and contemporary kitchen. Seamless flow links inside with alfresco living. The master suite welcomes in stunning views of the lake with its majestic mountain backdrop. The beautifully finished ensuite is an everyday sanctuary for the owners. On the upper level of the home, you’ll find a fully equipped bunk room, plus a double bedroom with floor-to-ceiling wardrobes and a private balcony. Recessed lighting and floating ceilings in the lounge and billiards room also deserve a mention.
A little slice of Scandinavia rite in the heart of Wanaka New Zealand- "Emma for Beauty" the bridal and beauty lounge has been a project of the workrooms for the last few months. The soft white washed wooden paneled walls mixed with the more rustic exposed beams and soft grey industrial concrete floors make for the prefect space to unwind and relax.Read More
Interior designer and stylist Anna Begg must have a good eye, or trust her parents, as she bought her house in the growing resort town of Wanaka – deep in the heart of the lakes and mountains of New Zealand’s South Island – sight unseen.
Begg and partner Adam Baxter were planning a return to New Zealand in 2014, after Begg had been working on luxury resorts around Byron Bay. She had been scouting the online auction site Trade Me when a 1980s house caught her eye. Her parents, who had been dispatched to scout the property, reported it as dark and a sad old renter, but Begg was charmed by the bones of the house and knew she could rescue it.Read More
When a Kiwi Boy meets an American Girl the rest is history, James and Whitaker get married at Lookout lodge Wanaka New Zealand.Read More
The Workroom Caravan bar Wanaka
Client | Flooring Xtra
Photography | Sam Stewart
Designer | Anna Begg
Styling | The Workroom
Location | Wanaka New Zealand
A sympathetic renovation for this 1980s's Tudor House was installed to ensure timeless style. The casual elegance of the furnishings convey a sense of serenity and nostalgia.Read More
Imagine this.... A rustic beach side venue, situated on the Pounawea Waterfront deep in the South Island of New Zealand. Mix that with a bunch of creatives, throw in some magical white horses, a Boat, Wooden Jetty and Forrest... oh... and a Caravan Bar, Boom!! this is what you get.
Venue: Kuramea Lodge Wedding Venue
Hair: Natasha Oneall
Makeup: Julia Chidley
Stylist: The Workroom
Horses: Catlins Horse RidingRead More
A Woodland Beach Picnic Reception, Megan & Josh's Brighton Dunedin Wedding was the perfect excuse for a god old fashioned local hall wedding! Featuring the workroom's Stationary, styling and Caravan Bar.Read More