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Mount Maunganui | Smoky & Understated

Over the past few year, we've worked with the owners of this beautiful Mount Maunganui home to transform it from a bland concrete box into a welcoming space that's filled with feature wallpaper, thoughtful lighting and a renewed layout that reflects the way they live. While the clients were initially planning to divide their time between this new home and their main living setup in the Hawkes Bay, on completion of this large refurbishment they have decided to make it their full time residence be...

October 22, 2019

Dulux Colour Trend | Wholeself

The Wholeself trend helps us to create a calm, distraction-free zone where we can dial back the volume and reconnect with ourselves. Our home is a place where we can ignite the senses through gentle, nurturing tones. We remove all the fussy details to channel a sense of quiet minimalism. Rounded curves and soft, plush surfaces are enriched by subtle layerings of texture.  Colour Tip: A soothing tonal palette helps to create a room where you can switch off both visually and mentally. Be...

July 29, 2019

Designer Rugs 2019 Evolve Awards

Designer rugs, one of our suppliers, hold a bi-annual design competition for interior professionals, the brief - to design a rug of their dreams. This year there are two categories, Evolve and the Evolve Emerge category for those with less than 5 years experience in the industry. Chantelle is going to be submitting a design of her own, so we will be watching the competition closely. Sally, Chantelle and Andrea attended the Evolve 2019 Awards information evening...

April 18, 2019

Dulux Colour Trend | Legacy

Looking to learn from traditional crafts and techniques, Legacy takes iconic forms and elegant looks and marries them with modern statements of style. It calls up history’s most cherished classics and icons and adapts them to fit a new, modern vision. Styling tip Shelving is a perfect place to create little moments of interest. Mix up shapes and heights and mingle artworks and sculptural items alongside more traditional vases and vessels.Source: Dulux...

April 9, 2019

OXFAM Trailwalker

Our Karen took on and conquered the OXFAM Trailwalker this March in Whakatane, with her team completing the 50km challenge in 13:26:10.  The Oxfam Trailwalker is the only team challenge charity event in New Zealand, where teams of four endure 100km or 50km to raise vital funds to end the injustices of poverty in the Pacific region.  Karen says " What a great weekend. I had a fantastic day, stunning scenery, met some lovely people on the way, all out there for the same cause. ...

March 25, 2019

Dulux Colour Trend | Repair

As we heal our rifts with nature, we fill our spaces with humble and authentic tones, inviting in an interplay of beautiful imperfections. The worn and weathered is reborn alongside the new and modern. Optimism and peace is restored. Styling tip | Mix your well-loved vintage pieces with new, modern furniture items to create a cosy, character-filled space. It’s the flea market finds and hand-me-down furniture that help to build stories and memories.Source: Dulux...

January 15, 2019

Colour Trend - Essential

The Essential colour trend by Dulux is inspired by a new-found appreciation for natural and recycled materials. As we embrace the old as new, we move towards a more genuine and conscious way of living. Liven up a neutral look with different textures. Imperfect edges on textiles, handmade details and a mix of materials will give your space character and ensure your neutral colour scheme is never dull. Paler colours create a calming and nurturing palette. The simple charm and raw honesty of imperf...

October 29, 2018

Airbnb Studio Transformation

Urban Lounge Creative Director Sally alongside her husband Andy, and head of Urban Lounge Trades, have taken on a new project on their Pahoia property. Once a music studio, now sits a stylish airbnb studio rural retreat.  The interior fit creates a relaxing but chic space to unwind. The studio grounds have also been transformed with decking, rock feature walls and winding steps taking you up to the hillside position where the studio sits taking in the panoramic rural views and surrounding l...

October 26, 2018

The Impact of Consumer Culture

Bali is full of artisan treasures from it’s architecture through to it’s furniture, homewares and clothing. It’s hard not to be inspired by the level of design in Bali, however sadly it's hard to miss the build up of excess rubbish, lack of recycling, infrastructure and systems to cope with it all.Sally found the contrasts in Bali sobering - from the traditional labour intensive artisan craftsman who work tirelessly for weeks or months to create a treasure, to the invading levels...

September 5, 2018

Bloom Kids

Bloom Early Learning and Play is a custom-designed childcare centre built to set a new benchmark of care for kids. Devoted to the highest quality of care and education in children's early years by providing an environment where they can Bloom. With Bloom's brand in mind we ensured that there was a cohesive theme from the outside all the way through to the interior of the building. This was accomplished with a soft colour palette and designs that reflect growth and new life, including wallpaper t...

September 3, 2018

Poynton Terrace Apartment

Grant Sanderson, Director of Bluzone Group, is a successful apartment developer who specialises in turn-key refurbishments of inner city apartments for not only his own portfolio, but also investor clients. When Grant purchased a 9th floor apartment in the new Poynton Terrace development for his personal use, he decided to engage an experienced interior design company who could interpret a design brief to create his own inner city lifestyle.  The Urban Lounge team managed to stretch even Gr...

July 17, 2018

Coast Development Papamoa

Residential development including residential sections and apartments. Parade of seven showhomes with a Commercial Sales Pavilion. Urban Lounge Interiors provided full interior design services on all showhomes, including procurement of all furniture and fittings....

June 5, 2018

Bayswater Metlifecare Retirement Village

We recently completed a refurbishment of the communal facilities at Bayswater Retirement Village, Metlifecare, in Mount Maunganui, and we couldn't be happier with the results. The common living areas were transformed to feel like a resort and look amazing - exactly what we were trying to achieve for the residents. Thanks to the Metlifecare team for being a pleasure to work with, as always. ...

June 5, 2018

Impeccable design style in Pahoia

Our very own Creative Director Sally Line's new home is a stunning and wonderful showcase of Sally's impeccable design style, providing a beautiful space for her family to live. Sally's kitchen was awarded Winner - Best Use of a Small Space, Kitchen from the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association....

June 5, 2018

Colour Trends - Reflect

The age of intelligence may be upon us, but our romance with the past lives on. As smart technology reshapes the look and feel of our everyday life, we take the opportunity to reflect and reconnect with the design icons of our past. In this trend, classic form meets opulent style in eclectic mixes from different design eras, providing a feeling of sophistication, elegance and indulgence. The trend features a moody and reflective palette focusing on greens and warm shades, from pink to greye...

May 21, 2018

Andrea climbs Mount Maunganui 38 times in 24 hours

Something extraordinary happened at the Mount on Saturday. Our pint sized designer, Andrea, climbed the Mount 38 times in 24 hours for the Mount Everest Challenge to raise money for Waipuna Hospice. When our pint-sized young designer told us she was doing the Mt Everest challenge, we had heard it entailed climbing the Mount 38 times over a period of 50 days at your own pace to raise money for charity. This sounded like a reasonable challenge, and not out of the ordinary. But when she c...

February 26, 2018

Colour Trend - Kinship

The Dulux Colour Trends have been announced for 2018, and they are beautiful.The trends revolve around the theme of balance, with emphasis on enjoying your 'space', being at peace within the moment and taking the time to retreat from the hustle and bustle we live in. Here's a brief look at the colour palette we have chosen to feature first this year, Kinship. This design style promotes warmth and relaxation, drowning out negative vibes and introducing elements of earth and cultural heritage...

February 7, 2018

Embracing Fear - The Team Push the Limits!

The team took the annual work do to the next level this year, with the theme of 'feeling the fear, but doing it anyway!' We traveled over to Canopy Tours Rotorua for an exhilarating experience Zip-lining through the tree tops, followed by a delicious picnic at the park.A great thanks goes out to Spencer and Jeff for getting us through the tour, it was difficult to muster up the courage to take that first 'leap of faith', but we all warmed up to the idea once we felt that rush....

February 1, 2018

Interior Design's effect on your mental 'space'

Have you ever walked into a home or office and found it has a calming effect on you? Or alternatively, it makes you feel agitated? The use of colour, pattern, comfort, sound and smell can all be used to bring forward certain emotions or a way of feeling within a space. We now live in what some might class as over-stimulated lives, which can lead to feelings of overwhelm and anxiety. It is therefore important for many people that we have spaces which promote mental clarity, calmness, and help to ...

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