Interior

Roomie June Picks | DESIGN IS YAY!
Hey Design is Yay readers. 
We love the pared back scandinavian style for the colder months, where pattern and texture are the focus. Moody greys teamed with crisp white. Woolen blankets and soft cotton cushions. here are our June picks for winter. Keep warm! 
 
1. Pony Riders Black traveller range is instores now with gorgeous grey and soft retro colourways 
2. This beautiful blanket is the result of a collaboration between New Zealands Milo&Mitzy and Forestry Home
3. There was a collective hurrah! when clothing label Kowtow released the limited edition ‘support surface cushion
4. Multifunctional furniture is always at the top of our lust list – the Flip Around Table converts into a stool and a serving tray! Genius.
5. Country Road Home is our go-to for simple, pared back homeware, especially scandi inspired fabric and colour
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tina Stephen is an interior designer based in New Zealand. After over a decade both teaching and working in commercial settings, Tina started ROOMIE, a smart, client-led service which brings all the elements of interior decorating together.
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Roomie.co.nz May Picks | DESIGNISYAY.COM

Hi D.I.Y Readers,
It’s getting pretty chilly down here in New Zealand, but we are loving the clear, crisp mornings – and snuggling up in front of the fire at night.
Here’s a few winter essentials in bright colourways to warm up your home.
 
Raincoat: This raincoat from Father Rabbit will stand up to the toughest school drop off’s
Birdhouse Bookshelf: Simple, functional design at it’s best. Check out Thing Industries for lots of mad but terribly useful designs.
Adore Home Book: The latest release from Adore Home, packed with Adore-esque homes, perfect for a lazy afternoons reading.
Connie Lichti Mug: We are crushing on Gorman’s well stocked virtual shelves
Circus Throw/Rug: Living up to it’s name with wild and lush colourways. Izzy and Jean Co always have the best winter blankets!
Bean Bag: Hand’s up who wants one of these? We do! Kip & Co in timely fashion, for fireside snoozing.
 
Stay Warm out there!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tina Stephen is an interior designer based in New Zealand. After over a decade both teaching and working in commercial settings, Tina started ROOMIE, a smart, client-led service which brings all the elements of interior decorating together.
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Roomie April 2014 Picks | DESIGN IS YAY!
Hi Design is YAY! 
The holidays have set us on a candy cane chocolate frenzy, and our picks this month are all about a fun, carnival bedroom update, for young and young at heart. 
 
Confetti, all-the-time, from 41 Orchard
Fruity pillowcase from the ever colourful Rachel Castle
Learning the time has never been more fun with this eye popping clock from IkoIko
Every trainey circus performer needs a canopy bunting bed, thanks Ikea
New and coming at ya, Evie Kemp’s ‘Earn Your Stripes’ Print. 
The name says it all: Lilly Lolly Florentine Bedside Table. Yum
Ice cream bedside lamp. That is all.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tina Stephen is an interior designer based in New Zealand. After over a decade both teaching and working in commercial settings, Tina started ROOMIE, a smart, client-led service which brings all the elements of interior decorating together.
Website

Roomie Picks March 2014 | DESIGN IS YAY!Hi Design is YAY! readers. 

Here in NZ we are having another Indian summer, although there is a chill in the morning air, which has us reaching for our jumpers. With the new release of winter ranges – both in interiors and fashion, we are dreaming of rugging up by the fire with a good book. 
1. Weather you are snuggling up on the couch, or heading out to enjoy the sunshine for a picnic, with a beautiful linen throw from Father Rabbit is perfect for autumn.
2. We are pre-ordering up a storm with Pony Rider’s latest collection Black Traveller, which includes whimsical florals, and gorgeous pastel colourways
3. Citta Design have not only hit the nail on the head with their beautiful winter range – but they have recently opened in Sydney’s Surry Hills. This fireside chair is the perfect chic update for your winter living room. 
 
4.  A little bling on  a gloomy day always cheers us up.  We are loving the new range from New Zealand Jeweller  Cathy Pope
5.  We love this bedding update from Urban Outfitters - snuggling up while still star gazing! 
6. And of course some fireside reading (and looking at pictures)  from Wocolate
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tina Stephen is an interior designer based in New Zealand. After over a decade both teaching and working in commercial settings, Tina started ROOMIE, a smart, client-led service which brings all the elements of interior decorating together.
Website