TIDA NZ 2017 – Designer suite winner – Caro Design

The TIDA New Zealand 2017 Designer suite winner
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TIDA NZ 2017 – Designer suite winner – Katie Scott, Caro Design

From designer Katie Scott: This house was a complete renovation and extension of a Mount Eden Villa. Adam the client is a young professional (bachelor at the time).

His brief was for me to mix his love of old Villa and industrial contemporary.

I took this brief and ran with it trying to mix and blend the two while also making them work together and keep a contrast visible.

With the ensuite, the windows had to be removed, so I added a skylight to emphasise the height of room. This – hand-in-hand with the black feature wall in back wall shower – creates a beautiful light and draws your eyes upwar.,


There is a wall-to-wall recess in shower with LED strip lighting in a warm colour to add warmth and light low down as well as under the vanity.

I made a point that there be no chrome in this house – all fixtures and hardware are aged brass /antique brass. I had the heated towel rails and flush panel electroplated to match. This contrasts with the soft concrete/black tiles in ensuite and gives it an old school charm and warmth.

Adam likes moody rooms so for the Master bedroom I designed panelling for all the walls creating a feature on the bedhead wall with the Frizzel art as a feature. The custom bed head and matching bed end in a soft smokey velvet

to help soften and contrast the dark grey walls.

I chose curtains to the ceiling in a dark grey matching linen, which also helps soften the room by adding a organic texture.

I then designed the floor to ceiling sliding doors to hide when closed) the bathroom entry and the wardrobe. Between these doors is a television recessed into the panelling.

When closed it creates a panelled wall .

Jul 28, 2017






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