Rural Retreat

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Mixing design styles effectively is not always easy to do. But the owners of this rural Tasman home have brought together the right mix of contemporary, French chic and antique. 

“I like things a little different,” one of the owners says. “My style is quite eclectic. I have a number of items that have great meaning to me and I wanted to find a way to make them work together.”

She continues this theme through into her three bathrooms. Each has a different style and unique furniture but uses the same Buddy tapware in different finishes to provide individuality but also cohesion.

In the powder room aged brass tapware complimented the owners existing mirror and Brushed Brass in the ensuite matched her already sourced basins. The same tapware in aged iron features in the laundry and matching gooseneck kitchen mixers with pull-out sprays have proven useful in the kitchen and scullery.

The laundry room also has a unique addition: a built in dog bath. The countertop lifts on hinges to reveal a custom built bath for the owners’ Labrodoodle. Its Hansgrohe Axor shower hose swivels at the base for ease of use. When not in use, the top is lowered a to provide ample bench space.

Architect: Architecture Studio Mapua
Builder: Keystone Buildings
Plumber: Allen Plumbing & Gas
Joiner: Waimea West Joinery

Photography by Daniel Allen

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