The open-plan living area of Ross and Jacqui Crowe’s Kapiti Coast house features a mix of 19th century French crystal and reproduction chandeliers along the length of the room; they’re delighted with their new oversized fireplace, which required extra piles to support its weight; a pair of decoy ducks sit on the 3m-long mantel.

The open-plan living area of Ross and Jacqui Crowe’s Kapiti Coast house features a mix of 19th century French crystal and reproduction chandeliers along the length of the room; they’re delighted with their new oversized fireplace, which required extra piles to support its weight; a pair of decoy ducks sit on the 3m-long mantel.

The main living room features warm Victorian ash beams and tongue-and-groove ceiling, schist stonework and the steel of Ambit Stone light fittings from ECC.

The main living room features warm Victorian ash beams and tongue-and-groove ceiling, schist stonework and the steel of Ambit Stone light fittings from ECC.

The mantelpiece in the bedroom hosts a collection of bronzes – the two upright figures at either end are Spring and Winter and the bronze dogs are Belgian griffons, which Janey’s mother used to breed.

The mantelpiece in the bedroom hosts a collection of bronzes – the two upright figures at either end are Spring and Winter and the bronze dogs are Belgian griffons, which Janey’s mother used to breed.

293 Likes, 6 Comments - NZ House & Garden (@nzhouseandgarden) on Instagram: “There's so much to love in this gorgeous Akaroa cottage - just look at that wallpaper…”

293 Likes, 6 Comments - NZ House & Garden (@nzhouseandgarden) on Instagram: “There's so much to love in this gorgeous Akaroa cottage - just look at that wallpaper…”

A Toss Woollaston canvas hangs in a guest bedroom; the reflective art deco chest and leather armchair are from Gary Mahon Gallery.

A Toss Woollaston canvas hangs in a guest bedroom; the reflective art deco chest and leather armchair are from Gary Mahon Gallery.

The atrium in Sally McChesney's Queenstown home looks out to Ben Lomond.

The atrium in Sally McChesney's Queenstown home looks out to Ben Lomond.

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