Trends New Zealand Trends Volume 31 No 8 New Zealand - Page 35

The owners’ existing light oak dining furniture, including a table with legs in a traditional pineapple design, was stripped of old varnish and restored to look like the original models from the ’30s. The formal dining room also features a handmade wallpaper that resembles parchment – a Jean-Michel Frank reference that reappears elsewhere in the house. The great room, which resembles a garden room, has a more relaxed, informal look, but here again designer pieces feature strongly. A Norman Foster dining table is teamed with Hans Wegner Wishbone chairs and two Arne Jacobsen Swan dining chairs. The room is also distinguished by a sculptural floor lamp by Noguchi, a Mies van der Rohe Barcelona coffee table, B&B Italia armchairs, a Flexform sofa in dark chocolate brown, and a vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan tribal rug. A Boffi kitchen with white polyester and dark wood veneer cabinets has an integrated design that keeps much of the functionality hidden from view. Julia Walter of Boffi Georgetown says Facing page: In the great room, a Norman Foster dining table is teamed with Danish Wishbone chairs by Hans vVv