Scandinavian apartments are my love language.

P.S.A: If you love these chairs, they’re get-able in New Zealand at Williams Road.

Beautiful deep green in the kitchen. Love the wee matching green shelf, and the touch of terrazzo

Ok, I really dig this room colour – it reads as pinkish in some lights, taupe in others.
Also double love the sheers.

(psst: layered rugs)

Photography Annette O’Brien for The Design Files

If you’ve been following The New for any length of time, you’ll know we love Australian furniture and homeware brand Pop & Scott around here.  Well this is the fun, layered, lived-in home of Pop & Scott founders, Poppy Lane and Scott Gibson. To see the whole home (believe me, you want to) – head to The Design Files.

This beautiful space is part of a homestead on a 65,000 hectare cattle station in a remote North-West corner of NSW Australia. The dining table is an old almost-4-metre-long draughtsman’s table (heart eyes).

Pickings from the property’s olive trees on display in the bedroom – Love the arrangement at the head of the bed.

Sage green touches throughout the house extend to this small workspace. Love the narrow cabinet on the left there – hidden storage is my fave. Bonus snoozey dog frens!

The mid-century clay pink light, the chair-as-bedside, the rug-as-wall-tapestry, the deep sand paint colour… lots to love here.


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This is SALA – a new boutique gym located in a refurbished factory in the heart of Ponsonby, Auckland.  The journey to opening SALA began when yoga instructor Sarah Lindsay, who has moved from London to make New Zealand her home, couldn’t find a ‘home’ for her practise.

For Sarah, a lot of Auckland gyms seemed hyper-masculine and intense, with a work-harder-be-your-best-self-8-week-challenge sort of culture. That wasn’t for her. Sarah wanted to find a place that embodied her desire to be healthy and to take care of but more importantly to enjoy her body, and her desire to surround herself with like minded people.

So she designed SALA as an antidote – a place where you can come and feel at home, and where no one expects you to be any better than you already are. I love that. There’s also no contracts locking people in, and with 12 different types of classes, there really is something for every body – whether that body wants to feel stronger, fitter, or more flexible, just dance, feel in flow, or be restored and grounded.

Of course, it was the design that caught my eye. Minimal, and modern, simple and serene, and with lots of little details that you can’t see in these sexy pictures, like natural hair and body care products waiting for you in the bathrooms, and thick rubber Lululemon mats so you don’t have to bring your own. And I just love a story of shaking up a category, especially when its done by a young woman who puts design as a priority.

Photography by Brijana Cato (a personal fave, check her Insta)


See the SALA classes here, or check SALA out on Instagram



Spaces – the holy hecka I’m exhausted and need a holiday edition.
Even this little workspace, in comparison to mine, is looking like a vacay to me. The most simple of rooms, a patch of sunlight, some pretty moodboard materials and a bottomless coffee – yeah I’ll take it.

The ultimate restfulness – this home, with its complete lack of decoration and beautiful materiality.
This feels like an exhale…

The ideal situ – I’d loll around in bed until 11am, head back at 4 when that arvo sun hits the room just-so
(ideal time for some SSR), and then retire at 8 with a sheet mask and RPDR All Stars. Love the rendered wall with the linen curtains – simple, but texture for days.

Or perhaps I’ll regress and live as a baby, crying when I need food or cuddles (every couple of hours tbh) and staying in my onesie all day. This is a beautiful modern nursery to do that in.

An afternoon baking, jazz soundtrack on, cute doggo at my feet getting all the good scraps.
OK, I feel more relaxed now…

Hold up, friends. Holllllld up. This walk-in closet is going straight to the Pinterest Dream Home Secret Board. The steel framed doors, the black drawers, the black handles, the *deep intake of breath* smokey glass. First time I’ve seen something like this… I LOVE.

Perhaps a little too intense for a home, but I’d frequent the heck out of a gym or hotel with a bathroom this good.

Ikea for President.

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Aalto Paint x The New: S T Y L E D

Photography by Swift & Click

Light and fresh, but still restful; modest yet modern. Sage green, ILU.

In pulling this look together, the most difficult decision was which Aalto Paint sage to go for – Aalto have a great little family of soft greens, including what’s on the walls here (Solicit), along with a powdery grey-green Faded SilkSparse (a deeper sage tone), Limpopo (a muted olive) and more…

Sage green is a great wall choice to marry with rattan and woven pieces – it brings a summer-all-year feeling, but its a more subtle aesthetic, no palm fronds or seashells required.
I also think this colour would also be beautiful in a gender-neutral nursery.

If you have a specific green you’re after (maybe you want to pull a sage from an art print or even some fabric you love), Aalto can also colour-match to create a bespoke paint colour for you.

Other products used and loved:

Rattan Queen Bedhead from Boheme Home
Freestanding Wardrobe from Boheme Home (contact Lilah for pre-orders – save me one though please!)
Sove Stripe Linen BeddingPillowcases, Euro Pillowcases and Duvet Cover, from Citta.
I really rate the soft grey stripe, it goes with everything.
Linen Grid Cushion Cover in Olive, from Citta
Hand Woven Linen Throw in Olive, from Citta
The perfect simple bedside (they’re not that easy to find!) and an iconic piece of design – the Svelto Round Stacking Stool by Ercol, from Good Form

This is Home interiors book from Sunday Homestore
2019 Father Rabbit Botanic Diary from Sunday Homestore
White Speckled Ceramic Mug and Bowl, by NZ maker Renee Boyd, from Sunday Homestore
Tortoiseshell Spoon from Sunday Homestore

Flooring is the Sherwood Collection Sheet Vinyl Wood Look in Pure Oak from Flooring Xtra

Concept and Styling by Alana Broadhead/The New
Photography by our friends at Swift & Click

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