timber columns, and a large kitchen with granite benchtops. Fowler Homes’ directors bring a wealth of experience to every project. Shane Walker has more than 30 year’s experience in residential and commercial construction. His understand- ing of the unique topography and climate of the Manawatu region, combined with his pride in quality workmanship and his passion for the busi- ness has contributed greatly to the company’s success. With more than 25 years in the industry, Megan Walker guides clients through every step of the building and deci- sion-making process. She also brings her interior design expertise to each project. “While I like to take current trends into consideration when advising on materials, colours and furnishings, it is more important that these items are balanced by functionality and an enduring design that ensures homes can be enjoyed for many years,” she says. Contact Fowler Homes (Manawatu), 661A Tremaine Ave, Palmerston North 4414, phone (06) 355 5279. Website: www.fowlerhomes.co.nz. see more online: search 39184 at Trendsideas.com Facing page: This six-bedroom executive home in Palmerston North won the Registered Master Builders Manawatu 2012 House of the Year Award for Fowler Homes. The company specialises in the design and construction of new homes, in all price ranges. This page: The grandeur of the exterior is continued on the inside, with a dramatic formal staircase. Other features include fluted pillars and a high-end kitchen.