Our Own Home
Our very own and newly built house, finished August 2016 and situated in rural North Canterbury. Overlooking rolling country side and 360° views of foothills, mountains, trees, and pasture, its a dream come true.
Tania and Grant
A new contemporary house built in Rangiora, Tanya and Grant's vision was raw material, sleek straight angles, and creative use of both light and lighting. The lighting is a stand out in this beautiful home, along with features that compliment the theme of the house such as handles, taps, and cabinetry, to name a few.
Gary and Shelley
Gary and Shelley were halfway through their design process when they asked for my help. They had have a designer make them a colour scheme but were bored with it and thought it was bland and ordinary. They were looking for a design that was based on the American Cape Cod style and would stand out from the usual. My starting point of the design were elements based on the maritime, yachts, ocean, wharfs with greyish weathered de-stressed timbers.
Ruth and Evan
An architecturally designed new build in rural North Canterbury; Ruth and Evan wanted a contemporary country home with a welcoming feel. What we achieved is a chic, understated, timeless interior with clean, crisp lines, quality materials and a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Phil and Lesa
Phil and Lesa wanted a contemporary country feel with clean, modern lines. They loved the Otago look of schist stone and earthy, stony, muddy colours, however didn't want anything too rustic. The client was a joiner by trade, so Twin Rivers worked together to create detail such as skirting, architraves, window sills, interior door hardware, coving, and joinery.
Lindy and Barry
Twin Rivers designed a walk in shower with ceiling high glass panels, which were inserted in the tiles of floor and walls and gib of ceiling, a custom made solid timber vanity unit to match the timber beams in the house, a beautiful freestanding lime stone bath with claw feet to match the chic classic style of the house and a neutral palette for colours of wall and floor tiles. The European tapware and rain shower finished the bathroom off beautifully.
Donald and Barbara
Donald and Barbara had just purchased a beautiful, big, two-storey country home on the North Canterbury coast, with spectacular views overlooking the ocean and Kaikoura Ranges. The natural environment with the sea with its horizon and different colours throughout the day and night was a constant inspiration.
Erik and Hanneke
The renovation for this home included all the wet areas; the main bathroom, bathroom en suite, toilet, and laundry. The house was built in the 90's, and the spaces looked tired and dated. To reduce costs, we left the plumbing and drainage in the same places as originally built.
Kate and Graeme
Kate and Graeme, their family, and their pets, live a busy North Canterbury lifestyle. Friends and family constantly visit on nearly a daily basis. They had collected many artworks, vases, and paintings (all in warm colours) from when they lived in Africa.
Christine and Lou
Lou and Christine purchased a little church in Woodend, which was in need of quite a bit of TLC. Earthquakes had caused quite significant damage, so restoration was a key part of the project. Twin Rivers assisted with the total restoration job, and advised on many occasions to make sure the character of the building wouldn't be compromised.
Janette and Mike
Janette and Mike's home in the Banks Peninsula country side needed a 21st century contemporary country look. The kitchen was previously a very small space, with minimal storage, hardly any natural light, and looked very dated. We managed the total renovation of the living, dining, kitchen space, toilet, and bathroom.