It’s all glamour in the Manhattan-inspired living area, thanks to a chandelier from Beacon Lighting and a gorgeous mirror from Ecochic.
A dark blue ‘Eden’ sofa from Matt Blatt seats three, while a nifty table and chairs, also from Matt Blatt, provide a spot for meals. The pair packed in a lot – and in the judges’ opinion, a little too much.
An ‘El Paso’ desk and replica Ghost chair, both Matt Blatt, make a chic corner. Extra storage comes via wall-mounted box shelves from Loft Furniture & Other Ideas.
Luke and Cody took on the challenge of this wee kitchen, which had to squeeze in a laundry, too. Judge Joe Snell was impressed with the thoughtful planning. The ‘Beaumaris’ pantry and doors and Hafele cabinets and wall panels are all from Masters, matched with a grey benchtop by Caesarstone. The combined washer-dryer is by Electrolux.
The master bedroom was Fil and Joe’s challenge: they chose ‘Alabaster’ paint by Resene for a touch a drama and added an ‘Yvette’ drum light from Beacon, with the scheme finding favour with the judges. The ‘Armande’ bed is from Forty Winks.
The main bedroom’s lush bedlinens were all found at Adairs.
Luke and Cody designed this bathroom, starting with classic white subway tiles with dark grout to meet the Manhattan rule. Dark charcoal floor tiles from Beaumont Tiles are the perfect counterpoint to a glamorous chandelier from Beacon Lighting. Judge Wendy Moore loved the warm wood vanity bench.