The Beauty of Curtains

Curtains are such a great way to express your personality and personal style and create a unique look in your home, without breaking the budget. With all the different curtain heading styles available, we can customise something just for you. A heading style that we are loving at the moment is the wave heading, it creates an elegant look.

Linen is a favoured fabric at the moment and we are seeing it being used more and more in upholstery, bedding and curtains, however linen can come with a large price tag and doesn't always agree with the conditions here in Wanaka.

Our friends at Warwick have come up with a solution, they have created a beautiful linen look polyester that not only looks fresh and amazing, it also comes with a very appealing price at just $38 a metre. 

Something as simple as new curtains or blinds can completely change the look and feel of your home, and it is this time of year when the weather is getting colder that we really appreciate the job our curtains do for us, so come in and see us at The Workroom for all your curtain and blind needs.

 

 

How to style your sofa for winter.

Design Space: How to style your sofa for winter..

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 tells us how to style your sofa for winter

Focusing on your sofa is an easy and realistic way to change your living room look according to the season. My favourite part of these colder months is giving my sofa a winter look.

I like to use accessories to change the look of existing upholstery, and cushions are a simple and inexpensive way to change the look of the whole piece. 

I layer and mix different-sized cushions on the sofa. Because I want to be extra cosy during the coldest months of the year, I choose fabrics including knits, velvet and woven wools.

Throws and scatter cushions are quick and easy ways to update a look, but they're not the only things to use. For winter, I love to use fur and chunky knit throws to create that snuggly warm feel.

Living in Wanaka, I have also fallen in love with sheepskins draped over the sofa - skins justs seem to me to go hand-in-hand with open fires.

I'm particularly loving short pile New Zealand sheep skins: they have a natural look and a real tactile appeal. There are so many beautifully coloured skins on the market this winter, making it easy to jazz up existing seating. Just sling a sheepskin over the arm of your sofa for a more relaxed look and feel. 

 

 

 

House of the Year

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.

 

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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

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Makeup: Julia Chidley

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