New Year, New Pretty Things


I am very excited about what this year is going to bring in terms of Interior decor, given the buzz surrounding the New Year trends.

With this in mind, I had a little scout around and found some new decor pieces, (mainly furniture) from a few boutique New Zealand stores. Our local business' work tirelessly to source and create the latest cutting-edge design, so let's support them wherever possible!

In no particular order, here are a few gems...

Item # 1 -  Cowhide Bench

Christchurch's Corcovado has some wonderfully unique, natural pieces - the raw rattan style materials, earthy tones and leathers are timeless. I have picked the Cowhide Bench, because benches are fantastic, not commonly available items for residential settings.  Bench seating has the ability to work as a sophisticated space-filler without adding any imposing height. The tan leather chairs were a close runner-up though, echoing the terracotta tones of New Year.

Item # 2 -  Metal & Timber Side Table

Ed Cruikshank of Arrowtown is an artisan who makes some epic bespoke & signature pieces. His timber and metal side table particularly caught my eye with it's 'industrial yet classic' take (and his bespoke metal bar stools similarly so). Edgy, timeless and quality are words I would use to describe his work, which can be found on a very aesthetically pleasing website if you aren't heading to Arrowtown any time soon!

Item # 3 -  Amber Glass 'Croc' Pendants

The Vitrine in Auckland has an amazing eclectic mix; they source original vintage industrial and antique items from all over Europe, often restoring before on-selling to the public. They update their website frequently with new arrivals, which is where I found my Amber Glass 'Croc' Pendants. I have an affinity for all things glass, but their unusual pattern and adaptability for different environments (from restaurants to eclectic homes), were the winning factors for me.

Item # 4 - Awa Koaka Credenza

Treology is a family owned business based in Christchurch, that mixes traditional craftsmanship with contemporary art, to do some incredible things with timber. My pick was the Awa Koaka Credenza because the detail in the sculptural form just amazes me, but there are many others by this company that are equally exquisite. Their award winning 'Umber Chair' is another favourite of mine, as wood 'bent' furniture is another rare find, due to the time and skill required.

Item # 5 - Aumoe Sofa

YOYO - Furniture Design by Kiwis, is based in Wellington, and as the name suggests, full of New Zealand furniture, accessories and lighting design. YOYO is contemporary in it's design style and flare, but there are also hints of mid century elegance, and a little kiwi retro flavour, scattered amongst their work. The Aumoe Sofa was my pick, for it's simplicity, contemporary lines and I just love the moss colour - there is also a fabulous Aumoe Chair to match.

Item # 6 - 'In the Absence of Light', by Mia

Mixed media 1020 x 780mm. A little addition - original Fine Art by Mia on stretched canvas and limited edition, unframed signed prints available on archival paper. Be in touch to discuss :)

Happy shopping!

Mia @ black gold x