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Found – The Design Depot

In the heart of Hamilton’s south-end, can be found an amazing treasure trove of stunning hero pieces for your home. The Design Depot, really is a one stop shop for interior advice and high quality designer pieces to make your house more than just a home.

DD single 1The Design Depot first opened in 2012, and after a successful first year they doubled their floorspace. With its industrial vibe, the store is cleverly divided into rooms, allowing you to see how all the pieces work together to create a complete look.

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Featuring edgy on-trend pieces, many of which have featured on Australia’s The Block, the showroom showcases everything from cowhide butterfly chairs through to the hottest bedding, cushions and throws.

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One of the key themes throughout the store is texture, elements of timber, glass, brick, marble ,stone and natural fur are the key to making a room ‘work’ and these ladies know their stuff – they are experts in helping you choose the right pieces to work with your current decor and give your home that ‘wow-factor’.

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The Design Depot source pieces from across the globe, and if they don’t have it you can be sure they know how to find it. They have cleverly tied together Scandinavian, industrial, modern and bright trends managing to cater to all tastes and decorating styles.

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We love how they have even incorporated a hint if the nostalgic into the store – with their counter being fabricated from recycled freight packaging from their first ever delivery.

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Modern sleek and carefully curated is the best way to describe this design hub, a interior mecca in the heart of Hamilton.

Be sure to pop in and see them instore at 52 Alexandra St, Hamilton, shop their collection online here, and follow them on facebook 

A Fenton Weekender

We all love a long weekend don’t we, and its even better if we have a weekend pad to escape to!


Lucy Fenton & Josh Markeys 1970’s getaway is just fabulous, located in coastal Victoria it is decked out with some of their nautical treasures collected from around the globe over the years, as well as awesome pieces from their store Fenton & Fenton in Melbourne

The wooden interior is much like the Lockwood builds that constitute many NZ holiday bach’s. The timber interior forms a perfect backdrop to display all their treasures.


No matchy-matchy here, a riot of styles and layers make this place just ‘work’ – the combination of natural timber, texture and pops of colour create a fun, relaxed vibe.

The life ring, surfboard & water skis look great displayed inside and add that beach vibe.


Bringing a hanging chair inside says …relax a while, read a book, daydream ……


Nothing too precious here ….. A mix of industrial chairs and vintage bar stools add a fun twist!


Adding a few surprises to the mix is the headboard made from a pair of old doors, not only are they colourful they add texture and scale to an otherwise tiny room.


A bit of a bowerbird Lucy has collected shells from the beach and displayed them in jars and also made them into a garland above her bed sitting perfectly alongside Ahoy Trader crosses.


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We are totally in love with this relaxing space ….

Photography by Armelle Habib, Styling By Julia Green for Inside Out Magazine

We’ve put together a few of our fave pieces to create a beachy vibe for your home or bach.

GTL weekender

Ourlieu Mexi Palm Cushion  |  Aura Cross Large  |  Vintage Oars  |  Millie Serving Board Shibori Cushion  |  Mini Lei Lei Cross  |  Antique Wooden Stool  | Good Vibrations Porthole

Hope you enjoy your long weekend wherever you are and get lots of R&R !

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