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These relaxed private spaces form part of a resort style home reflecting a natural, tropical ambiance. The evocative interior design and one-off character pieces seen throughout are by respected designer Kira Gray of Fyfe Kitchens

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A custom bedhead by designer Kira Gray doubles as a privacy screen from the bathroom directly behind in this relaxed, resort-stye home

There can be no better way to create an individual ambience for your home than bringing on board a designer with the vision to not only create a character interior but also design original pieces that celebrate and complete the design look.

'Take me to a tropical island resort!' – that was the required aesthetic for this home, oozing island influence and set beside its own natural lagoon, surrounded by lush tropical plantings, says designer Kira Gray, who created the evocative interior design, along with key pieces, that runs through the home and the master suite. Read the whole house story here

Besides designing the one-off entertainer's kitchen at the heart of the exotic home, Kira Gray's interior design and custom joinery pieces give the wider interior the tropical feel that the owners wanted – including the welcoming master bedroom, master ensuite and a natural vibe powder room.


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The soft lines of a freestanding tub and a high-quality one-of-a-kind wood vanity by designer Kira Gray both contribute to the relaxed air in this attractive master bathroom

As part of this, Kira Gray designed a feature stained-oak headboard in the master bedroom that doubles as a generous his-and-hers walk-through dressing room on the bathroom side.

The wardrobe/bedhead also provides an easy separation between bedroom and ensuite and gained valuable usable space, a fact reflected by it winning Master Bedroom Suite  – Spatial Innovation at the 2019 NKBA awards.

“Pale, sandy wall tones feature throughout the interior, along with casual rattan or wood furniture, to further the home’s island resort aesthetic.

“The custom wood bathroom vanity and powder room table with their slatted towel racks are part of this. All wood elements connect with the solid wood floors that run throughout the airy home.”

Kira Gray, Fyfe Kitchens
Key joinery pieces by designer Kira Gray – architecture, bathroom, building, floor, flooring, furniture, hardwood, home, house, interior design, marble, plumbing fixture, property, room, sink, table, tap, tile, wall, wood, gray, brown
Key joinery pieces by designer Kira Gray – including this furniture-like vanity with slatted shelf – set off the interior of this large, upmarket yet relaxed entertainer's home

Relaxed and welcoming, with natural wall tones and informal furniture in almost every room, this home’s carefully considered interiors really do transport you to a sunnier clime. Visit a comprehensive gallery of the home here.

For details, contact designer Kira Gray, phone 027 271 4705; Fyfe Kitchens head office, phone (09) 274 7055; or visit the showroom, 225 Great South Rd, Greenlane, Auckland, phone (09) 520 4752. Alternatively, email: kira@fyfekitchens.co.nz or head online: www.fyfekitchens.co.nz

21 Feb, 2021

Fyfe Kitchens Limited is a New Zealand owned and operated business. Based in Auckland, we design and manufacture complete cabinet solutions backed by over 40 years of experience.


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