The North Shore Home and Garden show proved to be a popular event for locals over the weekend. Held at the North Shore Events Center, hundreds of exciting local exhibitors were involved to bring design ideas, home solutions and discounts to the large crowds. If you missed out, don’t worry; we collated the biggest take home trends from the bustling event.
Bathroom direct had an awesome exhibition space
The touch of the LED lights in the nook by the bath gave a classy, modern feel to the bathroom. As the lights utilise LED technology, they are not only cost-efficient and better for the environment than other traditional forms of lighting, but they are also extremely long-lasting so you don’t have to worry about having to replace them. This is a low cost way to add more light and atmosphere to your bathroom – you could even change the colour of the LED’s to set a different mood in the room. The continuation of the lights to the underside of the bathroom cabinate brings even more warmth to the room and can help illuminate your vanity even more. We love them for modern elegance they can bring to your bathroom for such a small price.
The Cactus and Succulent Society had a wide range of plants on display
Although succulents have been popular for a couple of years now, they don’t show any signs of leaving anytime soon. The appeal of succulents is the low maintenance pop of colour they can bring to your living spaces. You don’t have to water succulents as often as other pot plants and they’re pretty resilient, meaning you can place them in almost any space in your home. They also come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and can make great talking points or features in your living spaces, or grab a cluster of small succulents to adorn shelves and desks around the house.
Moda Smart Kitchen’s had an awesome mock-kitchen
These sprawling vine plants can bring an interesting focal point to spaces in your home. They help to soften shelves and bring a lush pop of colour into your living spaces. Even though these pictured plants are only small, they bring a real depth to the home. These easy-care indoor vines also thrive in low-light conditions, making them ideal for enclosed spaces such as the built in pantry and the study shelves. We love them as a low maintenance way to bring sporadic foliage to plainer or structured spaces in the home.
There were some awesome outdoor area examples
Although there were some stunning materials used in these displays, such as the transition from wooden decking to tile to sand (pictured on left) and the pebbles nestled within the rich dark brown border; it was the featured vases that really brought these faux outdoor spaces to life. Whether these are just pots or water features, the addition of the central focal point of the large, textured vessels brought these outdoor spaces to the next level. We love that they have been set higher than the plants to create a sense of interest and depth to the environments, but we especially love the way that the plants interact with this focal point. On the left, we see that broken and irregular tiles have been used to draw more attention to the focal point, and the plants surrounding the vase help to tie the design in with the rest of the garden. On the right, the plants have been positioned symmetrically around the vase to frame it in the space. These were some interesting ideas that we could see become very popular over the coming years.
We really enjoyed the North Shore Home Show, if you need more inspiration for your home, get in touch with Ray White Takapuna, we can suggest some clever and cost effective ways to add value to the price of your home.