Laura and Owen were fortunate enough to grow up living rurally in Waikato, with plenty of space to play. They wanted to recreate their fond childhood memories for their own family and bought a section with a farm cottage, moments away from Laura’s family farm where she grew up in Matangi.
The Robinsons spent a lot of time drawing up different plans making sure all angles of the home would capture the sunlight at all vital times. The home's design and layout is the outcome of a carefully considered process. Showhome visits, magazine browsing, and Instagram scrolling helped inspire and form the absolute must-haves list.
"We love to entertain, so large and covered outdoor spaces were fundamental to the design of our home", says Laura.
"We wanted a simple and elegant design that could evolve over the years with our family, changes to our lifestyle and trends. It's a great canvas to work with, I love to mix things up as seasons change, and new trends come in", explains Laura.
Thanks to their brief for a timelines design, the Robinson's home is here to stay, which will only get better with age! Like a fine wine, really.
View more images of Laura & Owen's home here.