Photography by Brooke Lean and Gina Fabish – The Virtue

This is Tahi, a modern wellness space (offering yoga, natural healing therapies and more) in New Plymouth. Designed by one-to-definitely-watch Thandi Tipene – you might remember her amazing beachside home which featured in Homestyle this year.

Thandi designed the space with an ethos based on mother earth and the elements. Many aspect of the original building were embraced and given new life – for example, the original whisper-soft pink tiles in the bathrooms were kept, but a deeper pink was painted above them to ramp up the colour. I’ve seen the Before images and this is quite the transformation – from the custom ply ceiling and timber flooring which add so much warmth, and the bespoke slatted screens which define the space, to the different look and wall colour each treatment room was given.

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