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Simply You Spring 2017

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New Zealand
Bauer Media Pty Ltd
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editor’s | letter

DOWNSIZING IS BIG these days. There are multiple reasons why people are opting to live in smaller spaces – convenience, empty nest and location, just to name a few. But chances are they are not downscaling on style. As this issue demonstrates, your home can still have a beautiful and generous heart, despite its modest size.Photographer Christine Bauer has used soft pastels, gentle curves and whitewashed floors to create a feeling of calm weightlessness in her one-bedroomed Munich apartment (page 96), while architect Adriana Natcheva’s tiny London flat (page 108) is a “masterclass in elegant solutions for a small space.” Although by comparison Valeria Carbonaro-Laws’ contemporary Auckland home is far larger, clever configuration and an eye-catching use of colour and mixed materials have created a place that looks and feels…

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simply you online

DON’T MISSKeep up to date in-between issues at simplyyouliving.co.nz. Find articles on inspiring interiors from near and far, plus homeware trends, advice and ideas.simplyyouliving.co.nzSUBSCRIBETo register for our weekly e-newsletter go to simplyyou.co.nz/signup. It includes more beautiful homes and interior style updates, along with the latest in beauty, fashion and culture.Download the digital edition of Simply You on the App Store, Pressreader or Zinio.Follow Simply You on@simplyyoumagazine@simplyyoumag@simplyyoumag…

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q&a sarsfield brooke

Moonlight table, Guapa chairs and Guapa floor lamp, all $POA, by Midj.Ferdinand sofa, $POA, by Opera.Lagune table, $POA, by Arte Veneziana.Wall cabinet, $POA, by Arte Veneziana.What sets Sarsfield Brooke apart?Our emphasis has always been on supporting our client base with carefully chosen products. We keep across trends but don’t buy into one look, so can offer a truly international feel to our showroom. We attend international fairs, including Salone di Mobile (Milan Furniture Fair), but we are also inspired by visiting influential design centres, such as the New York Design Centre. We take quality of service seriously and have invested in our own installation team, who deliver in our van, remove all the rubbish and leave items groomed, as you'd expect from a world-class professional company.What is special about your…

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island time

Sketches conceptualising Città’s Tahiti collection.Imogen Tunnicliffe, head of textile design at Città.The crystal clear aqua atolls and white sandy beaches weren’t Imogen Tunniclify e’s lasting impression of the Tahitian Islands. Instead it was the lush and captivating layers of green foliage, the dramatic volcanic landscape and the moodiness of the skies that stayed with Città’s senior designer and provided inspiration for the brand’s SS17/18 collection, Paradise Found.The mystique of the islands and the a€ nity the locals have towards the land itself, too, played a large part in the collection’s conception. “The Tahitians treat the land as an extension of themselves, their bodies and their family,” explains Imogen. “Not as an inanimate object, butLikewise, there is a celebration of texture in the range, through woven rugs, . ne linens, .…

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fabric of society

Light-filled and leafy living puts lifestyle quality at the forefront for apartment dwellers.Fabric of Onehunga is a new development that showcases the best of apartment living – generous spaces, natural light and community green areas.Naturally vented atriums that provide access to apartments feature glass and industrialstyle joinery.Visit the display suite at 11 Mt Eden Road. Open daily 11am-3pmAs Auckland living becomes increasingly dense, the need for green space is amplified. However, few Auckland developments have successfully translated apartment living to the inner suburbs.A new way forward can be found at Fabric of Onehunga. Where residents might once have had big back yards, outdoor living areas at Fabric are split between generous balconies, private courtyards and a landscaped ‘pocket park’ shared with other residents.The new development includes five buildings of 239…

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shopping update

Wall shelf, $225, by Rowan Jackman.STYLISH STORAGEFind a more welcoming and aesthetically pleasing space to store your keys and everyday objects with Rowan Jackman’s Curve wall shelf, $225. Contoured in black, white or stone grey with copper accents, it will sit proud on your wall with no visible mounts. As a Best Design Awards finalist, Jackman is a new designer to keep an eye on.rowanjackmandesign.comKNOTTED RUGSNodi Rugs specialises in natural, hand-woven and highly textural robust rugs, which quietly bring personality and warmth into a home. Its flagship store opens in Faraday Street’s design precinct in Parnell in early October and will be set up like a lounge room to immerse shoppers in the rug retail experience.nodirugs.comAnglepoise x Paul Smith desk lamp, from $460, from Cult.PAUL SMITH FOR ANGLEPOISETwo iconic British…