Case study Auckland - Urban open plan living

21 January 2016

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Many of our customers seek our advice when downsizing to urban apartment living, as many people are doing today. With any space, especially when turning to apartment living, it’s important to choose each piece of furniture purposefully

This central Auckland open-plan apartment is light filled throughout most of the day, with floor to ceiling windows and beautiful light blonde floors. When choosing from our collection, it was important to incorporate architectural details into the design finishes of the furniture. We responded to the framing with bold black linear details, creating cohesion and contrast to the lightness of the space.


Using our Home-Creator programme and floor plans, with our help, our client was able to customise the sofa to the space. The Philly sofa was the best fitted choice as it doesn’t take up much space vertically and allows lightness off the floor. The Philly provides sophistication with elements of mid-century design, while it's boxy shape and depth creates a more laid-back living style. The punchy shade of navy Blue Frisco fabric allows the sofa to be the feature of the room.


Cohesion and functionality was important for our client while choosing wall systems and dining product. The Milano extendable dining table suited the space best. It's easy to use butterfly extension insert means there’s no difficulty when entertaining a larger group of guests. The London dining chairs combined with the black Lugano wall system and white Milano table create a clean monochromatic scheme. To ensure consistency, these two finishes were repeated throughout the apartment in other furniture.


When finishing the space with accessories, we chose objects that complemented the monochromatic scheme and looked organised.  The geometric Vivus rug adds subtle colour and modernity. To keep the mood fresh and ambient we recommended several various indoor plants to complete the look.


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- Blue Monaco Sofa

- Milano Extendable Dining Table

- London Dining Chairs

- Lugano Wall System

- Vivus Rug

- Chiva Functional Coffee Table

- Elba Outdoor Lounge Chairs

- Mirror

- Accessories

Photo Credit: Larnie Nicolson