Natural Notes: Evolution of Surfaces

Evolution of Surfaces bring a clean, modernist touch to kitchen and bathroom design. Blending rich natural timber with quality Corian® benchtops, this local business shows that fashion and style have a place in both the kitchen and bathroom.

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Timber Trend: Evolution of Surfaces natural pairing of timber and white or light-coloured Corian® benchtops is showcased here in a kitchen by Mal Corboy Design, which features the Corian® Glacier White Benchtop, along with zebrano wood, in this clifftop home on Waiheke Island.

There she Glows: Escea New Zealand

Grand, romantic and cosy, fireplaces have made a comeback in recent years. Contemporary designs provide a handful of alternatives to the once-exclusive wood-burning kind, meaning there is a style to suit all interior tastes.

Escea’s Lead Designer, Alex Hodge, says the renewed popularity of fireplaces can be connected to the growing slow movement. “Life is fast-paced… Fireplaces are a gravitational pull in the room that bring people together, there’s definitely something meditative about flickering flames.”

Fireplaces make stylish focal points of any home, and with current trends focussing on minimalism the flame shines as the hero.

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ALL FIRED UP: Escea DS1400 gas fireplace, from $9495 (plus flue and installation), from Stoke Fireplace Studio; Tom Dixon candle, $355 from ECC; Vanessa Mitrani Mask Vase from David Shaw; Powder Room by Romance Was Born rug, $6390 from Designer Rugs; Charles chair, $1345 from Maytime; Elitis Jaipur Cushion from Seneca Textiles; Rattan log basket, $460 from Le Monde.