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A 1940s Napier cottage filled with curiosities


A 1940s Hawke’s Bay cottage was the perfect canvas to showcase its creative owner’s love of all things floral, vintage and artistic

Who lives here? 

Laura Jeffares (floral and hair artisan), Jason Williams (insurance manager), Lily, Lola, and Sailor, plus Coco Darling the Staffy-bulldog cross and Mr Bear and Tiger the cats.

Style tips 

  • Laura’s recipe for ‘floral success’ is to use five different textures. Much like interior design, you want to add different heights, form and texture to create interest.
  • Decorate your home with pieces that have meaning to you and a story behind them.
  • Surround yourself with things you love and that make you smile.

Words by: Vic Bibby. Photography by: Florence Charvin.

A 1940s Hawke’s Bay cottage was the perfect canvas to showcase its creative owner’s love of all things floral, vintage and artistic

Who lives here? 

Laura Jeffares (floral and hair artisan), Jason Williams (insurance manager), Lily, Lola, and Sailor, plus Coco Darling the Staffy-bulldog cross and Mr Bear and Tiger the cats.

Style tips 

  • Laura’s recipe for ‘floral success’ is to use five different textures. Much like interior design, you want to add different heights, form and texture to create interest.
  • Decorate your home with pieces that have meaning to you and a story behind them.
  • Surround yourself with things you love and that make you smile.

Words by: Vic Bibby. Photography by: Florence Charvin.

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