Coastal Influences

IMG_20160228_175040Image by Karilyn Andrew

Urban Living for me has always been influenced by the stunning coastline of the country I was lucky enough to be born in.  Closer to Antarctica than the Equator,  Aotearoa, or New Zealand,  is a collection of islands nestled at the bottom of the world between the Pacific & Tasman Oceans.

Whether you reside in our largest cities or smaller towns, Urban Living in New Zealand means never being far from the ocean, so it’s not surprising that coastal influences have left an indelible imprint on my psyche.  A ‘healthy’ obsession with the entire range of coastal hues has been a lifelong companion, joined later by a love of natural fibres and materials.  Creating relaxed and comfortable urban spaces, that invite people to just ‘chill out’, or ‘tune in’ and enjoy what the moments bring, has become a passion.  Curating a collection of homewares for my Urban Charm store enables me to share this passion with others.  I hope you love what I’ll be selecting for you in 2016.

For starters, I have chosen this beautiful table ware pictured below in lovely tones of grey and white.  A stunning way to add some coastal colour to your interior, and bring the outdoors in.

This image styled and photographed for Urban Charm  by Kristen Curran Design

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