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A clever renovation doubled the floor space of this tired 1980s home


This West Auckland family home is set to stand the test of time thanks to its well-functioning layout and Scandi-themed interior design 

In a nutshell…

Who lives here? 

Kelly Wright (owner and designer at The Little Interiors Co), husband Shane (construction project manager), Tyler, and Paige, plus Brocky the Jack Russell.

Style secrets

  • Don’t be afraid to use black. People often worry that it will absorb light and make a room feel small. Limit its use and pair with contrasting hues to create a sleek, elegant and inviting interior.
  • Re-purpose old furniture by applying a new coat of paint or try covering it with fabric or a textured vinyl.
  • Create a clean, airy Scandi interior by limiting your colour palette. Stick to black, white and wood and introduce colour through indoor plants.

Words by: Annick Larkin. Photography by: Emma MacDonald.

This West Auckland family home is set to stand the test of time thanks to its well-functioning layout and Scandi-themed interior design 

In a nutshell…

Who lives here? 

Kelly Wright (owner and designer at The Little Interiors Co), husband Shane (construction project manager), Tyler, and Paige, plus Brocky the Jack Russell.

Style secrets

  • Don’t be afraid to use black. People often worry that it will absorb light and make a room feel small. Limit its use and pair with contrasting hues to create a sleek, elegant and inviting interior.
  • Re-purpose old furniture by applying a new coat of paint or try covering it with fabric or a textured vinyl.
  • Create a clean, airy Scandi interior by limiting your colour palette. Stick to black, white and wood and introduce colour through indoor plants.

Words by: Annick Larkin. Photography by: Emma MacDonald.

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