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Cosy Up for Winter


By Jade Bentham / 13.06.19

By Ann-Marie Appleton   It’s that time of year where not only are we making a complete wardrobe switch and pulling on our winter woolies; we all want to close the curtains, light the fire and candles, turn up the heating and sink into our sofas with a cup of something very tasty! The key



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Cosy Up for Winter

By Ann-Marie Appleton   It’s that time of year where not only are we making a complete wardrobe switch and pulling on our winter woolies; we all want to close the curtains, light the fire and candles, turn up the heating and sink into our sofas with a cup of something very tasty! The key

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Inside Out: Tips for indoor-outdoor Flow

By Lauren Kennedy   I personally find Summer to be the most inspiring of seasons for interior design and the beautiful weather brings revelation to a fine indoor-outdoor flow. This is successfully created with open movement through the living and kitchen space leading to the outside area, ultimately creating another room to be used. Perfect

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Seeking Springtime Inspiration

By Lucy Wilkie   Whether treating yourself to a new piece of furniture or enhancing an old piece, Spring is the perfect time to re-evaluate your space and seek inspiration. Investing in a key piece of furniture is the perfect way to freshen up any space.  When selecting a new Springtime piece, it is important

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Autumn Accents: How to add a touch of trend for Autumn 2018

By Ann-Marie Appleton   Here are a few of the many interior design trends coming through this year, and how to add them as your Autumn accents:   Hues of blue. Midnight, navy, indigo are very versatile colours and crowd favourites. The perfect replacement for black. They can be used as a neutral or as an

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Man Up: From Lad Pad to Slick Abode

By Ryan Twomey   As a Senior Designer at Frobisher Interiors and a bloke myself I soon realised, and have been through the process of, needing to change a few things to make way for a more mature, grown-up space. So, this blog is for all the guys out there that are wanting to turn their

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How to achieve window ‘wow’ on a budget

By Ann-Marie Appleton   Getting your window treatments right can make or break an interior space. Believe it or not, this is a very important part of your home and as such requires some careful consideration.   Here are some suggestions and tips from Ann-Marie and the Frobisher team on window treatments and how to

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Getting it right – How to avoid common design mistakes

By Ann-Marie Appleton As an interior designer I am often asked, “what are the most common design mistakes people make in their home?” A cheeky answer would be “not hiring an interior designer!” Seriously though, working with qualified, experienced and trusted professionals like designers, architects and great builders from the beginning will eliminate many costly

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Mingling Old With New: Recreating your home for 2017

By Alicia France   Rarely do we get to start completely anew with a structure and interior furnishings when building or renovating. Often budget constraints require us to find middle ground between our existing home and our ideal home, which can leave us disgruntled with the finished product. How can we make strategic decisions on

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Why should I hire an Interior Designer?

Many people believe that to hire an interior designer will cost a lot of money, is only for the rich and famous, an extravagant luxury or the designer will impose their own taste on the client. However, none of this is true.   A qualified interior designer has training and experience in a wide range

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7 Interior Design Tips to Increase Your Airbnb Occupancy

By Alicia France   Have you become a Host with Airbnb, Book a Bach, TradeMe Holiday Houses or Holiday Homes? Amping up your interiors can help you increase your repeat occupancy rate, secure positive reviews & ratings, and most importantly, ensure your guests return year after year.   Themed Getaway. For potential Airbnb guests, the ability

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How To Create a Space to Suit Your Style

  By Ann-Marie Appleton Good interior design is defined as the best possible use of space, and a professional interior designer will ensure that the right decisions are made for you from the very beginning of your project. Here are three ways you can work with an interior designer from the get-go.   1. A

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Get Dapper – Your new interior look for 2017

By Alicia France 2016 saw a myriad of fun and cutting edge designs in New Zealand, some of which we see continuing strong in the new year, some of which we will leave behind. The obsession with the stark whites and blond timbers of Scandinavian minimalism will step aside to make way for bold colours

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5 Questions we dare you ask an Interior Designer before you sign with them

By Alicia France   Interior designers are a capable and surprising breed.  While often viewed in error as “Décor-inas”, dealing with floral arrangements and drapes, there is a world of technical and systematic form involved in their specialisation. Interior designers can be employed in a number of different ways, from supply or consultation to project

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8 Glamping Tips to Amp up your Summer Camping Game!

By Alicia France Soon many New Zealand families will load the trailer, pack the boot to the brim and head on a roadie to one of our country’s many gorgeous wilderness campsite destinations. Here are some tips to maximise your relaxation while glamping this summer holiday.   1. Kindling & Leaf. If you haven’t already

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Tips and Tricks for a festive Summertime Christmas

By Alicia France  With Christmas only around the corner, we have 7 tips and tricks to help make your home feel festive in the sunshine of the Southern Hemisphere holiday season!   Ditch the Holly. Instead of adding evergreen accents in your home, opt for your favourite spring & summertime flowers. In late November, early

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7 tips on how to incorporate 1920’s interior design in your living room

By Alicia France Throughout history interior design has drawn on influences from the fashion industry. What we see on the catwalk in Paris can be tracked as it makes it’s way into home décor. Valentino’s ready-wear collection this year includes modern takes on the resurgence of the beaded, opulent fashions of the 1920’s. Since the

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Trends 2016

By Georgia Langridge, Interior Designer, Frobisher Interiors   This summer we are seeing an epitome of sophistication; a trend where more is more. For a high impact, luxurious look team an elegant mix of patterns, textures and finishes, by focusing on depth of colour through plush velvets. An example of this look is deep purple

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Frobisher takes on Melbourne

By Georgia Langridge & Lucy Van Deursen, Interior Designers   There was excitement here at Frobisher HQ last week, as three of our designers tripped over to Melbourne, to  “Indesign: the event”, which took place on 12th and 13th August. The exhibition “brings together members of the design industry in a creative format that’s immersive and interactive,

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NOMADIC ECLECTICISM

By Alicia France, Interior Design Student (D&A Intern)   We are in love with the Sari wallpaper in the “Nomades” collection, designed by Elítis. This French design has 20 colour-ways, ranging from bold to neutral. Whether you’re trying to create an elegant room with hints of Eastern eclecticism or an opulent oriental theme, this collection

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Whisky and Wine Tasting Evening

Although it seems quite a while ago now, in this issue of Style Magazine, we are reminded of our wonderful Whisky & Wine Tasting evening, way back in March 2016. The evening was spent supping Mt Beautiful wines and a selection of whiskies from Whisky Galore, accompanied with food prepared by Eaton Drink Co, which perfectly

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