Trends New Zealand Trends Volume 31 No 8 New Zealand - Page 29

An appreciation of contemporary art often goes hand in hand with a passion for design classics. But, as this project demonstrates, a distinctive, contemporary classic interior that showcases significant pieces doesn’t need to take itself too seriously – it can also provide a lively, informal living space well suited to busy, modern lifestyles. The owners of the house undertook a major renovation, with an addition almost doubling its size. They commissioned Nestor Santa-Cruz to design the interior and oversee the architectural detailing, an evolving process the owners describe as a “creative collaboration”. “We love the Art Deco era and classic modern design,” says one of the owners. “Nestor was given F