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A home for a sculptor and a corporate wizard. Designed for respite and awe. This residence set into a natural alpine amphitheatre on the South Island of New Zealand. The breathtaking surroundings inform the colour palette and materials. Local schist stone, solid raw timber and blackened steel were chosen to connect the architecture. Built 15 years ago the two-storey house was in need of some love, reconfiguration and warmth. A rather chunky fireplace blocked and divided the main room, with the timber trusses needing anchoring. The addition of solid oak architraves and skirtings balanced the existing raw timber beams, while a more considered fireplace was incorporated in the new structure on the side of the living space. A generous Vipp kitchen takes centre stage and a large rug from the Forsa Collection by A C DS for Designer Rugs holds the space together. The commanding Danish kitchen island is complemented by select designer pieces throughout, while a remarkable pendant hangs above the dining table from Westberg.
ANNA.CARIN Design Studio is a Sydney-based interior design studio that specialises in high-end residential Scandinavian inspired interiors. Founder Swedish born Anna-Carin, holds a Master’s degree in Interior Design from the Royal College of Art in London, she is the author of “Make a Home to Love - how to bring joy order and beauty into your home the Scandinavian way” a book that encourages its reader to make the most with that they have.
ANNA.CARIN Design Studio’s award winning work is featured regularly in publications such as Vogue Living, Belle, Habitus Living, Home Beautiful and Australian House & Garden. Anna-Carin is on a mission to connect the Scandinavian principles of simplicity, functionality and sustainability with Australian architecture and lifestyle.