Alex Fulton

Well after admiring (and www. stalking ) Alex Fulton and her rainbow bright world from afar, I finally got to meet her in the big pit of revellers at this years Rippon Festival in Wanaka. She was as sparkly as I had expected and promptly grabbed my wrist and slapped on her brand new Disco Beads, saying she totally thought I should have them instead! So lovely and spritely, just like the home she shares with her family.

WHAT: My spaces involves my whole house.  I use this space to express myself and is defined by colour and stuff.  If I had to name my style I would say it’s Japoindianscandi!.  It is a mixture of collections, ditties, photos, humour, memories of us as a family.  We feel comfortable here.  That is what a home should do – it should feel like a place that is solely yours and no one else’s.  A nest that nurtures and surrounds you with things that make you smile.  Obviously it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, and that doesn’t bother us one bit.

WHERE: Sumner Beach, Christchurch, New Zealand.  One of the best places to live in the world.

WHO: I live with my husband of 10 years, Jeff and two yummy daughters called Isla and Violet.  We love pets but we are down to one cat (who is an arsehole) called Alpine Scenery (maybe that explains why he’s an arsehole?!).  We did have a dog called Eddie Mr Raisin Eyes, but he recently passed away.  He was very stressed about all the earthquakes so we hope that where ever he is, he is happier.  The girls are already deciding on a new dog and want a pug called Beyonce.  Jeff is delighted as you can imagine.

DESCRIPTION: Mostly I find my bits and pieces from travel, junk shops, nz designers and through my work.  I’m a magpie for colour, as you might have guessed, so writing a blog about things I see has been the best thing for me.  It’s the most fantastic way to share my passion for design and colour.

My favourite room in the house is the bathroom.  I designed it and it’s rad.  We spend a lot of time as a family in there (even the cat).  It has heated floors, a lime green shower, orange joinery, disco lights and a stereo.  Many a party has migrated to this special place.  When guests come over I make sure that I put out the coloured loo paper.

After all the carry-on with the earthquakes it does mean that I have to work from home now – that has been a challenge as it is hard to keep the two separate.  It’s just one of the many changes we had to make after last year and that’s ok as we have been lucky.  Onwards and upwards I say.

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