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Westmere Project

Removed from the urban hustle and confined by the picturesque harbourside, The Westmere Project offers its residents a real sense of community and home. On a perfectly elevated street in Westmere, close to the popular Cox's Bay Park, sits this divine home, styled by de Court Design. Their client, a couple who had been living and working abroad for over a decade, were returning to Auckland with two young children in tow. After purchasing a two storey character home, they were wanting to create a look that was classic and comfortable, yet elegant and refined.

Design
Decourt Design

Photography
Michelle Weir

Location
Westmere, Auckland

“Their brief was to create a space they could use to both entertain kids in the day time and would also work after dark to entertain friends. By selecting high quality items that the pair would love for years to come, we focused on creating a neutral colour palette that was paired back and textural, maximising the generous sense of space and feeling of effortless flow,” says Amy.

With two busy young children, the rug choices needed to be durable enough to withstand the demands of family life: “When designing the two living zones in this gorgeous, light filled home, Nodi was an obvious choice when it came to selecting rugs that were both durable and timeless,” says Amy.

A large Pony Braid Rug in the living room was chosen to add a sense of softness and texture to the space, while keeping the overall feel simple and fresh. With such a large open plan living, this style helps define the cosy hangout area and encourage moments of connection: “Pairing the Pony Braid with some of our favourite Simon James pieces and the stunning Spanish Chair, was in our opinion, an absolute match made in heaven. The timeless nature of these pieces perfectly compliments the classic Pony Braid rug, and allows the standout velvet window seat to do the talking,” says Amy

Pony Braid - Natural

Inspired by brushed horse hair, this style is the softest in our jute range. Made from hand spun, brushed jute, this rug is a tidy and structured texture. Suitable to lower traffic lounge rooms, bedrooms & entranceways – spaces requiring a unique and elegant texture which adds depth and character to the space.

Pony Braid - Natural