The generous ceiling height and raw material textures in this recently completed building allowed us to play with scale and materials in a way more traditional interiors might not allow in this Grey Lynn apartment.  

For our client we added wool/hemp blended drapery and linen sheers which accentuated the simplicity of the surfaces but softened them at the same time. We furnished the . dining area with a warm oak bespoke table and matching long bench seat. Around this we added a set of Plank moulded plywood and wool chairs and sat them all on a pure wool custom designed rug. The Kartell Smartwood wing chair helped to bring contrast within the material palette.

The sculptural forms of the furnishings bring a balance against the rawness of the walls, drapery and floors. Lighting and accessories with a slight industrial aesthetic by Normann Copenhagen complete the areas by adding touches of refinement against this rawness.

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Macfarlane Design is a family-run interior architecture and design studio based in Auckland.  We design residential and commercial interiors in buildings from all eras. Focussing on the context of the building, its site and location,  our endeavour is to create spaces relevant and appealling for today and durable into the future. 

We strive to bring a timeless authenticity to our projects by paying close attention to and enhancing existing characteristics. By subtly contemporising them with appropriate new elements we bring about the most effective and memorable result for you, the client.

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