New Zealand Trends Volume 33 No 3 - Page 51

very understated, so as not to compete. Nothing interrupts the experience.” Henshall’s design input is all about the finer details, such as the window blinds that are recessed into the ceiling so that every inch of the view is captured, and the expansive mirrors behind the vanities that reflect the views. Even touches like the seamless thresh- olds between the timber connecting floor, the tiled bathroom, and carpeted bedroom add to suite’s pared back, understated feel. At night time the rooms take on quite a different personality again, thanks to a well thought out C-Bus lighting system that creates a soft, subdued ambience. Subtle pin lights on the floor and ceilings have been installed to give just enough glow to illuminate the room, yet not so much as to take away from the views. “The suite is also a very personal and private space,” Henshall says. “There are family photos and specially commissioned artworks decorating the walls. When the owners close the door to their master suite, they are totally alone with the view.” Preceding pages and above: This sculptural tub sits in its own glass pavilion – the last of a run of rooms in a master suite that all have a circle seat overlooking Queenstown and its surroundings. Facing page: Large mirrors reflect the views while the minimalist interior fit-out is specifically designed not to detract from the stunning outlooks. The countertop basins echo the look of the freestanding tub. search | save | share at