Now this lovely sneak peak of soft chalky colours and rustic detail belongs to Claudia Zinzan of the online store; Father Rabbit. I was intrigued to see inside her nest as Father Rabbit is one of my favourite stores. an perfectly curated collection of pared back items that are both luxurious and simple and generally very practical! Enjoy
WHAT: The living room is where everything happens behind the scenes at Father Rabbit. I have purposely not photographed anywhere near the desk today, it is a tad messy! The N, C, T (Nick, Claudia and Tony) letters are in the living room and sit next to one of my favourite things in our home.. the old fireplace mantel. We have quite a full house between all the Father Rabbit product but also just life’s stuff! We are really bursting at the seams.
Our bedroom is very restful for that reason, I have a collection of my grandmother’s lavender bags, a birdcage as our light shade and a collection of old mirrors on the wall, it is quite a pretty room.
The hallway is painted chalky green and is lined up with heaps of frames with photos of friends and their art they have given us, plus photos of Tony’s grandparents.
I took a photo of our little bathroom because I love it!…butchers brick tiles and old fashioned mirrors and cupboards.
WHERE: We live in Grey Lynn Auckland which I love. Close to parks, beaches, shopping and the city. Being an online store, we spend a lot of time on the computer, so it so great to be able to eat lunch in the garden and get some fresh air. We often have fresh flowers, this week it is pale pink roses are from Bhana Brothers, another excellent reason to live in Grey Lynn.
WHO: I live here with my partner Nick who is the other half of Father Rabbit and he also works in the film industry (focus puller and camera operator) and I also do residential interior design. Our toddler Tony who is two, plus Pat the Cat. We have two gorgeous “Sarahs” working for us.. They really have the same name! Handy!
DESCRIPTION: We bought this villa house in 2007 and have been slowly doing it up, this year we are painting the outside.. It is so dirty and flaky, I am more than excited. Inside I have used a palette of whites (living and bathroom), soft mauves (kitchen), chalky greens (hallway) and barely there duckegg greys (bedrooms), along with horizontal match lining. Our living room/office opens on to the garden where we have started planting (with much trial and error) That picture outside shows our new gum ball liquid amber – it won’t get any taller than that. Ignore the dirty weatherboards in the background, they will be fresh and new soon!