Thursday, October 3, 2013

Attending: New Zealand Interior Style Book Launch, The Bloc, Auckland

If you are connected to any sort of interior design blog or social media you will have noticed that there is a new book in town.

It's not just any book.  It's a uniquely New Zealand Interior design based coffee table book that is superbly photographed by Larnie Nicolson and handsomly written by LeeAnn Yare.

This dynamic duo have been writting and snapping interiors for years and are on high rotate in most of the NZ shelters mag so it's no surprise that they have extended this successful formula into the book world.

Stylie peeps getting their book on at BLOC

Love this gal - Ju from Studio Home Blog.  Love this shop - Collected by LeeAnn Yare

They have handpicked 24 homes that are based all over NZ and certainly capture the creativity, design and uniquely kiwi interior flavours of this wonderful country.

I can also proudly tell you that I was luckly enough to be chosen to be one of the houses and it's quite the wee thill to see your home in glossy big pages.  An even bigger surprise was being featured on the back of the book - the cover went to LeeAnn's own house so I'm in good company.

Speaking of excellent company - some of my favourite homes included are by my colour design sister Anya Brighouse, the urban funked-out pad of the Federation couple Nick and Jenny Clegg, Wellington style queen and owner of Small Acorns Amanda Holland and furniture rad couple Stu and Melissa Bowman from Apartmento/Meluka.

The stunning home of the Bowmans of the Apartmento/Meluka fame

My skinny bathroom and white hallway

Dining in the dark (Walls painted in Dulux Piha) and kitchen

Jeff (my husband) and I also got to go to the launch up in Auckland at BLOC.  It was a fantastic night - catching up with old faces and meeting lots of new ones.  It was an absolute  treat! 

Showing off the back of the book - the girls surprised me on the night  with my  'Jungle Room ' on the reverse.
Oh and look at Larnie looking all hot in front of the camera

With my gals Ses and Jen Style Files
Wanna win this book?  I'll post on Monday on how you can...

Thanks again LeeAnn and Larnie.


  1. fantastic! looks like an exciting night. I meant to show my new wardrobe pics thought it might be your flavour. Congrats on being featured and being a cover choice too - looks like a gorgeous book and great inspiration

  2. LOVING how you wear your patterns!!

  3. Awww NICE pic of us!! Hadn't seen it! xoxox

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