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Seaside idyll – Yellowfox beach apartment interior

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Beach apartment interior by Yellowfox

Seaside idyll – Yellowfox beach apartment interior


Every beach home should be an escape – a place where you can relax to a different beat.

Of course, it's a lot easier when you have a place near the water, with a magnificent view – like this holiday apartment in Oneroa, Waiheke Island, which was renovated by the design team at Yellowfox and built by Sheffield Construction.

Not surprisingly, it was the setting and the view out the window that helped determine the interior design by Jenny Harris and Shelley Brockliss.

"The interior captures all the flavour of Waiheke – both the natural scenery and the township with its restaurants, galleries and boutique stores," says Harris. "Every finish, and all the materials complement the beachside theme."

The team chose a DFD Laminate flooring supplied and installed by Flooring Studio. This has a natural, textural look.


"With its rustic design, the flooring commands the space," says Brockliss. "It recalls traditional boatsheds and baches and imparts a very relaxed feel – it acknowledges that beach houses are not all about perfect, spotless interiors."

To complement the floor, the walls are painted in Resene Barely There, a grey-white with a hint of fogginess.

Jenny Harris also designed the kitchen and bathroom. The kitchen cabinets, which were manufactured by JDC Cabinets, feature Bestwood Melamine in Simply White, accented by Milky Way. The latter has a soft textural look reminiscent of a very pale wood grain.

The Melamine is teamed with a Crea Quartz Ice White benchtop from Architectural Stone, sourced through Tile Warehouse. This provides a sleek, durable surface that will happily take the wear and tear of a beach lifestyle.

The kitchen hardware is by Hettich, the sink by Mercer, and the Solo Minis mixer is from Robertson. This company also provided the bathroom fttings, which were chosen for their cool, contemporary look.

Tiles in the bathroom are from Tile Warehouse.

For more details, contact Yellowfox Auckland or Yellowfox Waiheke, PO Box 11282, Ellerslie, Auckland, phone (09) 525 3450, fax (09) 525 3453. Email: .

First published date: 19 June 2013

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