Several sculptural lighting pendants are served up in this apartment transformation – none more striking than the one over the starburst dining table

This coastal home downplays its size in deference to the wider setting – its stepped design and quiet render and polished plaster cladding both played a part

You don't have to look far to see where the designer drew material inspiration from for this island, with both benchtops echoing the cabinetry wall behind

With your sparkling new backyard oasis there comes protecting the safety of your family, guests and others – the NZ Pool Industry Association has you covered (and fenced)

A guest's inquisitive touch of the lounge's beautiful bespoke walnut wall storage cabinetry reveals the host family has square eyes after all

Marble-look surfaces in this kitchen are ideally complemented by French oak floors – and the wood ceiling overhead also comes to the party

The brief was for a smaller kitchen without losing function or space – in fact detail, design and quality were paramount – here's how that worked

Antiques don't need to gather dust in a formal lounge – why not celebrate them in everyday life, including featuring in your bathroom

Check out all the awarded projects in the Trends International Design Awards for Homes in New Zealand and Australia

The Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, by MVRDV, is an accessible art depot, offering a glimpse behind the scenes while making all works accessible to the public 

Thoughtful material choices meet ultra refined detailing in this elegant centrepiece entertainers/family kitchen

A new and funky guest bathroom belies its previous existence as a darker, cramped and poorly organised space – tiles from The Tile Depot were instrumental in the transformation