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Coffee with Interior Designer Amber Elliston

Amber is a born and bred Tauranga girl and has been designing homes in Tauranga since 2005. Amber owns Amber Interiors and specialises in new builds, renovations and all window treatments.

The company philosophy is: "Clients should not be told what to do with their homes, we are there to listen and help to make their vision a reality. Your home should always be a reflection of you".

Description of your design style?

I guess it’s not so much a style but a feeling. I endeavour to create an interior that is warm and comfortable, cozy and inviting. I like working with rustic and natural products.

Top tips when creating a design scheme.

Choose colours, materials and furniture that bring joy and you will love to live with. If you love a piece of furniture for example it will become a timeless piece in your home and stand the test of time.

Favourite recent project

The Village centre at Cambridge Oaks Lifestyle Village was my favourite project to work on recently. ‘The Lodge’ has a high end look but a warm inviting, sit down in front of the fire and have a coffee vibe.

Cambridge Oaks is developed by Freedom Villages and built by Venture Developments

Favourite design item you are coveting

Design item I love at the moment are is ‘Boucle’ a fabric that was used in clothing but now available as upholstery fabric. It looks fab on a sofa or in Cushions as in cushion in image below: Lazo Wool Boucle Cushion - Citta design

What are your top flooring picks at the moment?

Loop pile wool carpets are a huge thing at the moment. The natural fibres add texture and an authentic feel to them which work well with today’s colour palettes.

Pictured: Lisburn Carpet from Bremworth in colour Rinzu

To find out more about Amber Interiors visit their website here

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