Project | Hobsonville
Durrant Design Blog
by Jamie Durrant
7M ago
For Project Hobsonville, I worked with existing furniture and selected pieces for my client’s newly built home. My aim was to elevate the overall aesthetic of the dining and lounge areas in particular while enhancing the modern style of their home. I curated a selection of luxurious furniture, with a particular focus on a New Zealand made coffee table and ottoman duo. This approach enhanced the visual appeal and ensured durability and longevity for their lifestyle. Handcrafted furniture in New Zealand combines traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design, resulting in unique and high-qua ..read more
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An Expert’s Guide To Choosing Indoor Plants For Your Home
Durrant Design Blog
by Jamie Durrant
2y ago
Indoor plants are known to add many benefits to our homes.  But with so many types of indoor plants, how do we know which ones will look great and be practical for our lifestyle? To answer this, I interviewed the talented Emily Wade who runs her own plant business from her home called, The Plant Parlour. She gives us great advice on indoor plants so we can gain a little bit more confidence when selecting plants for our homes. A collection of pots and plants from The Plant Parlour 1.    For someone who is just starting off with house plants, what are some great plants you ..read more
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North Shore Project
Durrant Design Blog
by Jamie Durrant
2y ago
For our beautiful North Shore project, we had the privilege of hand selecting luxurious fabrics for their custom curtains and blinds. We used a neutral palette and chose soft wispy linens and polyesters to add texture to each space. This beautiful bespoke home has elegant timber flooring with the Moda Amalfi by Forte flooring. We wanted the fabric in the living space to compliment this luxurious timber flooring, while also bringing warmth to the Resene Wan White Walls. This area also displays a stunning fireplace covered in Casa Italiana tiles from ceiling to floor. Considering this was the f ..read more
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Hottest Trend Post-Lockdown!
Durrant Design Blog
by Jamie Durrant
2y ago
Four weeks at home during the New Zealand lockdown allowed us to reassess the way we did things.  We were forced to create an office space at home for those important Zoom calls. Some of us even took to DIYs around the home that never got done otherwise.  But one thing’s for sure: We have come to appreciate what’s in our very backyard more than ever. NZ-Made products have become the hottest trend after lockdown! The Iconic Koura light pendant from David Trubridge Image sourced from www.davidtrubridge.com A cluster of David Trudbridge Coral Light pendants Image sourced from www.davi ..read more
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The Designer's Rule To Adding Colour In Your Space
Durrant Design Blog
by Jamie Durrant
2y ago
Adding colour to your room isn’t hard to do- but knowing how to add colour can be. In this blog, you will learn a simple and effective tool to use when you are choosing colours for your space. There is a little rule around how to add colour to any space while making it feel welcoming and looking great. It’s the 60, 30, 10 rule. 60% of your main colour, 30% of the colour you want to stand out, and 10% of your pop! Let’s look into this below. Image sourced from Soren Liv, one of my furniture suppliers in Auckland 60%- This is the main colour. This is usually through your wall colour, your floor ..read more
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