Tucked away on a quiet street in central Auckland, this apartment is one filled with charm and character. Originally an old auction house / wool storage building that was converted into 20 apartments in 1990s.
Engaging Melbourne interior designer Carole Whiting to help out with the renovation, Dan and Carol worked collaboratively to add grace and beauty to the apartment which "had strong bones, but was quite dated, so it was really like starting again.The main things we were trying to achieve with the renovation was to modernise the space and get rid of a lot of the early 1990’s from the space and celebrate some of the fabulous 1900’s parts of the building. The space had great bones, high stud, perfect for hanging a lot of art."
Nodi partnered with Dan to supply two rugs - one for the living area, and the second for the bedroom.
"After moving home from Australia, we had already designed a lot of the spaces so started work as soon as I took back possession of the space. I had a large rug that I bought home with me, that could have potentially worked in the space, but I really felt like I needed a change, so immediately started looking for a suitable replacement. I discovered Nodi straight away which was great."
Selecting a custom made Bamboo Silk Rug, a muted natural colour was chosen to help add a subtle and soft texture to the space. "The rug defines the lounge space in the open plan environment and adds a necessary layer, that it would feel completely naked without it. It tones down the oak timber flooring, is not too loud, so not to compete with the art on the walls."