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This West Auckland family home is set to stand the test of time thanks to its well-functioning layout and Scandi-themed interior design?

Kelly Wright (owner and designer at The Little Interiors Co), husband Shane (construction project manager), Tyler, and Paige, plus Brocky the Jack Russell.

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Words by: Annick Larkin. Photography by: Emma MacDonald.

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Matte black walls give the kitchen a crisp, contemporary feel. Stylish industrial pendants with exposed over-sized bulbs provide efficient task lighting and bring balance and symmetry to the space.

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The updated home now includes three bedroomslinen cushion covers, two modern bathrooms, an outdoor kitchen/living area and generous double garaging.

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Kelly’;s style tips include sticking to black, white and wood and introducing colour through indoor plants.

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The polished concrete floors are perfect in this open plan, monochrome space and comfy couches and snuggly throws soften the space.

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The renovation doubled the floor area from?79 square metres to 193 square metres.

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The house is mostly painted in neutral tones (Resene ‘Tea’ in varying depths).

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Last year the couple decided to redecorate, with Kelly – who has her own interior design business, The Little Interiors Co – keen to put her skills to work.

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The exterior’s monochrome treatment mirrors the home’s interior colour palette, allowing Kelly’s style to flow inside and out.

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Kelly and Shane have created a lovely family home that will stand the test of time thanks to its well-functioning layout and interior design.

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Kelly’s craft room doubles as the design HQ for The Little Interiors Co

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A geometric wall feature breaks up the space in the playroom and leads the eye up to the garland, plant and ornament display.

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A ply wall above the textile storage space hints at her love of Scandinavian design.

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The wall cut-out between the playroom and hallway lets Kelly keep an eye on her two littlies as they play.

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White floating Ikea shelves and a ply chest of drawers are indicative of Kelly’s love of Scandi design, and a Muuto wall dot is a great place to hang necklaces.

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For the master bedroom, Kelly loved the idea of being in her own private gallery, so the walls are adorned with family photos and portraits of the children.

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Kelly and Shane created a clean, airy Scandi interior by limiting their colour palette.

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In the bathroom, a crisp white palette and white accessories keep things simple and fresh.

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Although Tyler and Paige share a room, Kelly has introduced accessory colours to differentiate each side of the room, giving each child their own zone despite the shared space.

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“I went with colour choices that would work well with the room’s existing decor and bedroom furniture,” Kelly explains.

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“I love decorating kid’s rooms. Seeing a child’s face light up when you create a unique space just for them is so awesome,” says Kelly.

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In the children’s shared bedroom Kelly has injected large doses of style and personality by painting over-sized black geometric shapes on the walls.

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Six-year-old Tyler enjoys his personally-themed half of the bedroom.

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Cute prints stick to the monochrome theme in the kids’; bedroom.

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“;The outdoor room is an extension of us and the way we live,”; says Kelly.

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“;We have created a fun backyard for the kids to play in, too,”; says Kelly.

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“;We really like nothing better than staying home, entertaining friends and family and enjoying our surroundings,”; says Kelly.

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