Anna Thomson has adopted a safari theme in her residence. The zebra print rug got here from her previous residence and was so giant, it made the rug on this room and the runner within the corridor. The tropical inexperienced material comes from Dwelling Room, a Ngauranga Gorge-based climber.
Anna Thomson (Te Āti Awa) is a civil servant from Wellington who lives in Whitby together with her husband Scott Bennison, additionally a civil servant, and their three cats, Gizmo, Nero and Nefertari.
Anna THOMPSON: I purchased this home in February 2021 after a change of circumstances. I used to reside in Khandallah and was on the lookout for a sunny and open place.
We began wanting in December 2020, however there wasn’t a lot on the time. I began to panic that I did not have time for something. It signifies that we now have expanded the search space. Scott is from Whitby however he actually did not need to reside there.
Nonetheless, we discovered this home in a brand new location, with a tremendous sea view and 273sqm provides us the house we have been on the lookout for.
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It additionally has a backyard as a result of Scott loves gardening and I like sunbathing. I am like a lizard, I like the solar and a heat home.
Scott constructed the deck and added raised beds and bushes and a water characteristic. I have been on the lookout for the correct approach to water for ages and eventually discovered it on-line. It is extremely calming and cats like to drink from it.
This home was 5 years previous and though it wasn’t designed in my type, it was a clean canvas that I knew I may do one thing with.
I’ve labored with Wellington inside designer Karen Delehanty a number of occasions so she requested me to assist deliver her love of color, animal print and safari type into the house.
That features the main bedroom wall. Karen quotes from all Cole & Son wallpapers.
I acquired the giraffe lamps from Ballantynes in Christchurch after which needed to squeeze them into the overhead bins on the airplane residence.
For the previous few years, I’ve been on a journey to study reo and about my schooling. I discovered these king and queen dimension mattress cushions in a store in Taupō and thought they have been a little bit of enjoyable.
The blue wallpaper within the dwelling/eating space can be from Cole & Son. The lion pen drawings are by artist Hannah Shand who I met when she was working at World in Wellington.
I delegated some work to her, she is wonderful.
The chairs and eating desk are Italian and got here from two houses in the past. My previous inside designer acquired them.
The blue image of the lions is definitely a cross and was made by my mother-in-law to be, Anne Bennison.
She spent 700 hours on it and gave it to me for Christmas final 12 months.
If somebody spends 700 hours as a present, it means they’re joyful for me to marry their son.
I designed the wall bookshelf by Stash in Higher Hutt. The World is certainly one of my favourite shops and the workers know my love for safari animals, so they’ll usually name and inform me issues, just like the black mild on the giraffe.
I purchased the leather-based and wooden Louis Vuitton mascot, Vivian, from Louis Vuitton in Auckland. It is known as Safari Vivian, so after all I needed to have it. She is certainly the speaking level of our formal lounge.
I changed the inexperienced sofa within the formal lounge with a pal’s futon sofa. I might seen the tropical inexperienced material on the Dwelling Room Instagram account, Ngauranga Gorge quilters, to re-cover the couch with the identical material.
The zebra print rug is from my previous home and it was so huge, I minimize it up for this room and the entryway runner.