In Use - Project

Robinson Home, Auckland

Warm rich autumnal shades set the tone for this family home renovation in rural Auckland.  The owners considered moving from their 15 year old home, however with pushback from their children they decided to create a new living area and completely remodel their kitchen enabling them to remain in their slice of rural paradise.  

“Your home should tell your own unique story - of where you’ve been and where you’re going. We love that these clients were true to themselves, creating a family home that in every way reflects their fun, warm and creative personalities”

Kirsten Ford Design was engaged to carry out the interior design where the clients were confident in their vision. They wanted to create a home that was comfortable and stylish, yet practical for family life and rural living. The brief was to make the most of their new space and to select the finishes, furniture and furnishings to make it feel like it had always been part of their family home. 

Inspiration for the materials, textures and finishes were taken from the rolling green hillside and Kirsten wanted to ensure the view they adore is reflected in all the textiles and finishes.

A base of warm neutrals were selected for the hard surfaces and complemented by dark joinery, earthy exterior paint colours, smoked oak floors and milky white walls and ceilings. 

Accents of black sit alongside layers of colour and texture.  Richly-toned fabric has been used for the arm chairs such as Mokum Borneo*, a gold velvet jacquard that sits alongside Mokum Molakai* to provide an elegant upholstery solution, with Mokum Coupole, a natural and textured look for the sofa. Drapery (currently in progress) will feature the organic aesthetic of natural linen in Mokum Shoji.

It’s the contemporary sleek styles juxtaposed by the traditional design elements in this elegantly reimagined home, that gives its distinctive character and one that is comfortable in its rural setting.
Images: Hanson & Daughters Photography

Products used:
Mokum Coupole
Mokum Borneo - now discontinued.  Alternative is Mokum Bengal Tiger
Mokum Molakai – now discontinued.  Alternative is Casamance Okavango 4304