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Well connected For this renovation with a French country flavour, design professional Yellowfox has created a refined, welcoming interior Above and facing page top: This Yellowfox design connects elements through the home. For example, a pendant light in the kitchen links to another in the entry, and warm, natural tones feature throughout. Facing page lower: The master bedroom has a wallpaper accent wall as well as a studded velvet headboard and customised co-ordinated bed-end ottomans by Lisa Marcellus from the Furnishing Room. The powder room has a character floral wallpaper. A lifestyle home comes with its own design agenda, not least an easy indoor-outdoor flow. This renovation is an excellent case in point. The owners asked Yellowfox designer Vikki Gorton to bring a French country accent to the theme. And as it’s on an idyllic lifestyle block, with elegant grounds and gardens, the theme needed to connect through to the outdoors. Natural-look vinyl planking floors run through the home’s entrance, kitchen and dining spaces, while rich, dark-hued wool carpet brings warmth to the living area and bedrooms. Most interior walls are in restful whites and creams. search | save | share at The kitchen is a mix of Italian veneer and gloss cabinetry with an engineered stone bench. Introducing shutters to all windows further enhances the French country theme and gently controls the light through the interior. Contact Yellowfox Auckland or Yellowfox Waiheke, PO Box 11282, Ellerslie, phone (09) 525 3450. Email:, or go to the website: save & share 47502 at