12 August 2019

When I am not writing blogs, I am tackling a whole host of other work assignments. One of the latest is finding a dozen beautiful homes for a NZ House & Garden tour in Taupo, Acacia Bay and Kinloch. While the house tour won’t be until early next year, the hunt is on now.

A gorgeously dressed room


And so, I have been spending a fair bit of time of late looking at gorgeously dressed houses. What makes these houses so special? Yes, indeed, sometimes it is the architecture and the builders’ clever craftsmanship, but it’s the décor touches that are so often the deciding factor.

I’ve been oohing and ahhing over plenty of stunning lamp shades (these really make a huge impact), some fabulous chairs, beautiful bed linen, dramatic wall art… you get the picture. It’s inspired me to check out our Westgate Lifestyle stores with house dressing in mind. Some of what I feature is very similar to what I am seeing in houses down country.

Cases in point are the hide rugs, the lamp shade options, the wall art, and the stand-out single pieces of furniture. If you’re feeling like adding a bit of wow to your home, now’s the time to add some stand-out pieces, as there are some outstanding sales on offer. The first thing to get attention in my house will be the lampshades.

What’s the priority in yours? So much fun!


Products to dress up your house

1.Copenhagen armchair, cosy, $1,299, from Freedom |2. Floral glamour fine artwork, $699, from NOOD|3. Highland cow printed artwork, $399, from NOOD |4. Reindeer large hide by Collezione, $729, from Harvey Norman |5. Pheonix palm artificial plant 145x70cm, $75, Briscoes |6. Phase two heat pressed velvet duvet cover set, $139, Bed Bath & Beyond |7. Indian Vintage Cabinet, $1895, from The Importer |8. Darci 260 concrete pendant, $75.95, from Lighting Direct |9. Oscar armchair in Twining botanical, $1529, from Hunter Furniture |10. Lattace lampshade, large $275, from The Importer |11. Gallop stool, $199, from Freedom |12. Hand woven people’s rug, grey, 160x230cm. $1,049, from Rugs & More.


Note: Prices mentioned, and availability of products featured are subject to change. If you love the look, we recommend you head in store to find out more.