Volume 33 No 2

The design of your home is the result of your style preference, your requirements – and the influences of your site. The best way to get you started on your planning is to gather together as many inspirational ideas as possible. So to help you create the home, kitchen or bathroom you've always wanted, we’ve collected some of the latest design and product ideas in this issue of Trends.

Large house on difficult steep slope is partly dug into the hillside to create a basement platform for the upper levels

This multi-level house by Mason & Wales transforms into a glass and steel pavilion on the top levels, optimising its stunning views of Queenstown Read more

Industrial warehouse interior becomes a fun New York loft

Gutting and renovation of an existing apartment revealed original brick walls, while the new design by architect Alexander Gorlin keeps the space open and free-flowing Read more

White bathroom with lead light window and undermount basins balances modern with traditional

A claw bathtub, custom window, wainscoting and pendant lighting bring character to this renovated bathroom by designer Leonie von Sturmer Read more

White and wood kitchen features skylights and mirror on splashback and island front

Together with a pantry and laundry, this light-filled kitchen tucks in at the side of the home, adroitly meeting setback considerations Read more

Lime green and charcoal cabinetry creates a crisp look in this modern kitchen

A vibrant colour scheme, dedicated drinks drawers and layered worksurfaces make this kitchen an entertainer's dream Read more

This ensuite renovation resulted in a space designed for a wellness lifestyle

A black toilet suite, charcoal designer tiles, wood-look elements and a steam room all feature in this master ensuite makeover Read more

Remodeled kitchen now occupies a light-filled, breezy space

With textured laminate cabinetry, a blued metal rangehood and LED-lit glass splashback, this sculptural kitchen shows off form and hides away function Read more

Modern bathroom with Carrara marble plinth achieves spacious feel

A freestanding tub, floating bathing zone and side hamper seat together create a light, contemporary feel in this master ensuite Read more

Bamboo kitchen cabinetry integrates with wider use of wood through this home's interior

Wood cabinetry, a green tile splashback and understated slender benchtops all give this kitchen a furniture-like appeal so it doesn't stand out from its surroundings. Read more

Guest house built on small footprint is designed to optimise internal living spaces

Weathering timber clads this multi-level, semi-underground guest home with operable louvres to control sun and cross ventilation in the interiors Read more

Large contemporary bathroom with makeup table and double vanity

Frosted glass privacy cubicle and marble-look porcelain tiles contribute to the crisp, contemporary feel in this renovated master ensuite Read more

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