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Dunlop Design wins 2022 TIDA New Zealand Interior Design of the Year

Congratulations to Jennie Dunlop of Dunlop Design, winner TIDA New Zealand Interior Design of the Year. See more of this classic interior in a heritage home

Watch Jennie Dunlop of Dunlop Design, winner of 2022 TIDA New Zealand Interior Design of the Year

This was the second time the interior designer had been called on to work on this home. The first time, twenty years ago, was to update a 1980s interior that had been installed in the 1912 Edwardian home.

Now the owners are empty-nesters with grandchildren, and wanted the ground floor totally upgraded again to suit their new lifestyle.

Existing glossy marble floor tiles throughout were removed and replaced with beautiful custom, wide-board oak flooring, complete with underfloor ducted heating.

The under-utilised formal dining room has been transformed into a light modern dining space for family gatherings. Meanwhile, the family seating area has doubled in size, and now accommodates two new sofas and armchairs.

Solid bi-fold doors between the family and living rooms were replaced with a custom designed iron and glass wall.

And another iron and glass wall separates the entrance foyer from the living room, creating a more intimate formal space which can be viewed from several angles.

The kitchen was also refreshed with new surfaces, and a large skylight removed to enable three Falling Leaf pendants to be positioned above the island.

The TIDA judges noted how this second interior revamp has skilfully created a more contemporary style with cleaner lines, while maintaining the integrity of the home’s classic Edwardian architectural elements.

See more images and the full story here

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Jamie Cobel

25 Nov, 2022

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