Simply You Winter 2017

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editor’s | letter

COLOUR AND RENOVATIONS are the two themes that have driven this issue. Both are key to making your home your own. To get you inspired we’ve colour-coded our Trends section (page 18) so you can find the latest design and decor products in your favourite hue. And the feature It’s The Little Things (page 74)pairs both clashing and complementary colours to great effect in our homeware selections. The colourful makeover of our first home, by award-winning Dublin-based designer Róisin Lafferty, sees two residences combined into one to produce an exciting yet functional family home (page 36). The Before and After pictures demonstrate how Lafferty used colour, texture and unusual materials to create a wow factor. Jenny-lyn Hart redesigned her now wildly colourful apartment (our cover house), overlooking Hong Kong Central, to…

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simply you online

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q&a republic

Tell us about the new brands at your Newmarket showroom. Our new brands fit our ethos of handcrafted, unique and stylish furniture, where possible made with natural, recycled or sustainable materials. I’ve long admired British designer Tracey Boyd’s designs for Anthropologie, and the opening of our new showroom has enabled us to expand our offering to include her brand Boyd as an exclusive in New Zealand. Each piece is unpredictable and distinctive, with a beautiful balance between originality and usability. We are seeking even more interesting brands shortly, including modern must-have American brand Jonathan Adler and award-winning European designs by Daniel Rode. These designer brands complement our own unique furniture collections, under our Republic Home brand, the RH Essentials brand and our one-off vintage finds. What ranges are Republic expanding at this…

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China red The colour of good fortune in Chinese culture – indulge in rich vermilion. Styling tip Red adds a sense of dynamism to any space. If it’s a new colour for you, try a decorative detail with a red focal point, such as found in a Fornasetti tray, or seek a red and white pattern to break up the bold colour. Grey matters Industrial hues are a modern and reliable choice for soft furnishings and accessories. Styling tip Grey goes with almost anything, but don’t let it fade into the background. Pair with natural and metallic accents to make it stand out – warm yellow-greys work with wood and bronze details, while cool blue-greys are best with silver metals. Hello, sunshine From glowing marigold to mod mustard, these yellows are anything but mellow. Styling tip Yellow is a surprisingly versatile…

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shopping update

Crowning GLORY Just because it’s practical, it doesn’t have to be boring. This must be the motto behind Garden Glory’s gorgeously eccentric gardening objects. The standout is the hose collection – yes, really – in colours including ‘gold digger deluxe’ that can be accessorised with colourful nozzles and antler wallmounts. The Swedish brand can be found at Cinnamon Brown in Auckland or online. gardenglory.com COLOUR on show The recent Milan Furniture Fair, Salone del Mobile, showcased the full spectrum of vibrant homewares trending in the global capital of fashion and design. Smeg’s small appliances, made in collaboration with luxury fashion label Dolce & Gabbana, caught our eye, with each appliance richly hand-painted by Sicilian artists. According to Applico, the exclusive importer for Smeg in New Zealand, the vibrant kitchen staples may be available to…

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full spectrum

No matter what the product in your home, whether it be paint, wallpaper, hardfloors or carpet, picking a foundation colour is key. It doesn’t matter if the environment is to be highly coloured or soft and muted, understanding colour principles helps. Start by picking a palette of colours for your space. Stick to three, and change them as you move through that space. Flooring acts as the foundation, so if it’s a strong coloured patterned vinyl or a textured painted wooden floor, bring that colour up and weave it into fabrics and furnishing; balance it with lighter or darker versions or its complementary shade. For those who want to start embracing colour, I suggest keeping your floor neutral, as this could be costly and time consuming to change if you have second…