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Comfort & Style; Tips to Achieve Both in your Bedroom

February 7, 2023

When styling a bed, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Whether it’s figuring out how to mix style with comfort or the secret... Read more


Build Your Dream Interior with 360° and Augmented Reality Video

January 20, 2023

360° and Augmented Reality is an interactive tool allowing you to browse and examine products online. Bringing the item to life on your screen, our 360°... Read more

Interior Design Advice Bedroom

5 Ways to Make Your Bedroom a Sanctuary

November 1, 2022

Our bedrooms should be a retreat, a place we go to unwind and escape the chaos of everyday life. As the place we start and end... Read more

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2022 Interior Trends Forecast

April 13, 2022

Just like fashion, interior trends are constantly evolving. We spoke with Louise Foote, one of our talented Interior Designers, about the trends she has seen emerging... Read more

Kovacs Grace Sofa

Pantone Colour of the Year 2022: Very Peri

February 15, 2022

Pantone has announced their Colour of the Year for 2022 is ‘Very Peri’ so, inspired by this colour we’ve curated a selection of pieces and suggestions... Read more

Linen Cupboard Essentials

Linen Cupboard Essentials

January 14, 2022

It’s the height of summer and a great time to give your linen cupboard a refresh. We’ve compiled a list of linen cupboard essentials so that... Read more

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Dual Purpose Indoor & Outdoor Furniture

November 17, 2021

Thinking of your outdoor space as an extension of your indoor living area is a fantastic way to ensure the design is comfortable and stylish, and... Read more

Jamie Kay Fundraiser Blog

Jamie Kay Child Cancer Foundation Fundraiser

November 5, 2021

It’s always an honour for McKenzie & Willis to get behind our local communities and charities. When we were approached by Jamie Kay to help style... Read more

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Registered Master Builders Canterbury House of the Year 2021

September 7, 2021

The Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards is an annual competition celebrating building excellence in New Zealand. We have supported the event for many... Read more

Refresh your interior for Spring

Refresh Your Interior for Spring

August 31, 2021

Being at home over the last two weeks during Alert Level 4 may have had you thinking about ways you can update your interior. Thrown in... Read more

Southern House of the Year 2021

Registered Master Builders Southern House of the Year 2021

August 25, 2021

The Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards is an annual competition celebrating building excellence in New Zealand. We have supported the event for many... Read more

Interior Colour Trend Forecast

Interior Colour Trend Forecast

August 17, 2021

Colour is a key element for any interior; a visual language that can influence our mood, create ambience and add character. Unlike fashion, colour trends tend... Read more

Curved Furniture Interior Design Trend

How to Embrace the Curved Furniture Trend

July 2, 2021

After a long hiatus and a period dominated by straight sleek lines in design, curves are back in a big way. First seen in architecture with... Read more

Winter Interior Design Tips

Interior Design Tips to Warm up Your Home This Winter

June 1, 2021

Grey skies, chilly mornings and longer nights…winter is finally upon us! With the weather cooling down, now is the perfect time to look at updating your... Read more

Luxaflex Blinds for Winter

Luxaflex Blinds for Winter

May 12, 2021

Windows are big culprit when it comes to energy loss in your home, especially so in winter as the temperature drops. On the flip-side, the low... Read more

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Commercial Project: The Avid Luxury Lounge

April 21, 2021

Avid was founded by automotive detailer Devon Gilchrist and is a premier car care and detailing company with a focus on delivering an exceptional level of... Read more

How to choose the perfect Dining table for your home

How to Choose the Perfect Dining Table for Your Home

April 7, 2021

There are lots of things to consider when it comes to choosing a dining table; you will after all spend many hours enjoying time with family... Read more

Interior Design Trend Forecast 2021

2021 Interior Design Trend Forecast

January 26, 2021

Like most things in life, interior design has not been immune to the turbulent events of 2020. As we enter 2021, the pandemic has had a... Read more

Dunedin Interior Design Project Feature

Interior Design Project: A Villa with a New Lease of Life

August 25, 2020

With the help of our Dunedin team, this beautiful old villa was given a new lease of life by owner Jackie. It is filled with luxurious... Read more

Jill Interior Design Project

A Designer’s Home: Jill Coleman

May 22, 2020

In this series we will be giving you a glimpse into the places our designers & team call home. Take a tour and gain a personal... Read more

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Moodboard: Bedroom Sanctuary

May 6, 2020

In this series, we will be sharing moodboards our team has created so you can take a peek at what we are all working on and... Read more

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How to Style a Small Space

May 5, 2020

Many New Zealanders are choosing smaller homes for a multitude of reasons- be it downsizing, simpler living, a city bolthole or environmental choices to name a... Read more

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A Designer’s Home: Sue James-Moore

April 30, 2020

In this series we will be giving you a glimpse into the places our designers & team call home. Take a tour and gain a personal... Read more

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Moodboard: Eclectic Winter Style

April 29, 2020

In this series, we will be sharing moodboards our team has created so you can take a peek at what we are all working on and... Read more

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Lighting Tips for a Well-Considered Space

April 24, 2020

The correct choice and placement of lights in any space is always easiest if planned ahead and thoughtfully considered. Our talented team have put together some... Read more

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A Designer’s Home: Jayne Cross-Hunter

April 22, 2020

In this series we will be giving you a glimpse into the places our designers & team call home. Take a tour and gain a personal... Read more

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Moodboard: Sustainability, Natural Elements & Climate Positive Design

April 20, 2020

While we are all at home, our team hope to bring you a constant stream of design inspiration and ideas for your interior. Which is why... Read more

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A Designer’s Home: Sarah Shore

April 17, 2020

In this series we will be giving you a glimpse into the places our designers and team call home. Take a tour and gain a personal... Read more

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Interior Design Style: What’s Yours?

April 9, 2020

Now that you’ve been home staring at your space for the past few weeks, we’d like to know what is your interior design style? Knowing your... Read more

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Moodboard: Modern with an Industrial Edge

April 9, 2020

While we are all at home, our team hope to bring you a constant stream of design inspiration and ideas for your interior. Which is why... Read more


A Designer’s Home: Kelly Anderson

April 8, 2020

In this series we will be giving you a glimpse into the places our designers and team call home. Take a tour and gain a personal... Read more

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A Designer’s Home: Leisa Gordon

March 31, 2020

In this series we will be giving you a glimpse into the places our designers and team call home. Take a tour and gain a personal... Read more

Furniture Spacing & Placement

Top Tips for Furniture Spacing & Placement

March 13, 2020

Akin to an invisible thread that ties a room together, the correct spacing between furniture helps to form a cohesive and functional interior. Follow a few... Read more

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Wanaka Building Company Transforming the Future

February 4, 2020

A Wanaka building company is transforming the way we construct buildings, now and into the future. Nautilus Modular is the brain-child of Peter Marshall who was... Read more

Interior Design Trends 2020

Interior Design Trends for the Year Ahead

January 22, 2020

With a new year (and new decade) upon us, now is the perfect time to think about refreshing your interior and incorporating the latest design trends... Read more

Dunedin Interior Design Project

Interior Design Project: The Perfect Family Home, 9 Years in the Making

December 18, 2019

For owners Catherine & Simon the decision to stay put and renovate was an easy one. Their much-loved Dunedin home sits in an enviable location, close... Read more

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Staff Favourites – Anna Kouwenhoven Deavoll Video

October 2, 2019

 Anna Kouwenhoven Deavoll (McKenzie & Willis Interior Design Consultant) shares her favourite fabric collection – Morris & Co. Watch to find out more about this... Read more

NZ Wool Feature

The Benefits of NZ Wool

August 1, 2019

There’s a lot to love about New Zealand wool. Natural, tactile and superior in quality, the benefits are numerous. New Zealand wool features in many of... Read more

Understanding Upholstery Feature

Understanding Upholstery Fabric

July 25, 2019

There are many things to consider when it comes to choosing the right upholstery fabric. Far beyond personal taste and aesthetics, upholstery fabrics need to perform.... Read more

Winter Warming tips for your Interior

Winter Warming Tips for Your Interior

June 17, 2019

Snow-capped mountains, frosty mornings and the recent cold snap herald the beginning of winter. As we hunker down for the colder months and spend more time... Read more

Timaru Feature

Interior Design Project: A Labour of Love

June 13, 2019

Walking the tightrope between old and new with precision, this Timaru character home has been a labour of love for owners Rachel and David. Rachel and... Read more

5 reasons to include linen fabric in your next interior design project

5 Reasons to Include Linen Fabric in Your Next Interior Design Project

February 22, 2019

After a new look for your interior this summer but not sure which type of fabric to choose? Linen could be your answer! Here are our... Read more

Interior Design Project Character Charm

Interior Design Project: Character Charm

December 19, 2018

With all the charm of yesteryear, this new build holds a special place in the owners’ hearts. Designed to look like it was built well over... Read more

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A Heart-Warming Story of Heritage and Charity

November 14, 2018

At the cross roads of two busy streets in Christchurch sits an old building with a very unique story. This category 1 heritage building began life... Read more

2018/19 Outdoor Living Trend Forecast

2018/19 Outdoor Living Trend Forecast

November 6, 2018

The outdoor season is upon us! Time for relaxing with friends and family as the sun goes down, alfresco dining and enjoying all that summer has... Read more

Top tips for styling your outdoor space

Top Tips for Styling your Outdoor Space Video

October 29, 2018

Get ready for summer with our Top Tips for Styling your Outdoor Space! Read more

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Meet the NZ Designers and Makers: James Dunlop Textiles

August 16, 2018

At McKenzie & Willis we have long been passionate supporters of NZ brands and NZ Made products. Which is why we are bringing you our “Meet... Read more

Interior Design Project

Interior Design Project: A Home of Grand Proportions

July 20, 2018

In a park-like setting sits Ray & Kathy’s modern new build – a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of a city slowly rebuilding itself after... Read more

Interior Design Project

Interior Design Project: Not Your Typical New Build

July 4, 2018

It was a cold and bleak June morning when we arrived at Phillippa and Stuart’s house. Phillippa greeted us at the door with a warm smile... Read more

Winter interior decorating tips

Say Hello to Winter with Our Cosiest Decorating Tips

June 13, 2018

The nights are longer and there’s a pervasive chill in the air – winter is certainly here! To help you create a warm and inviting home... Read more

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Interior Design Project: Heritage love

April 4, 2018

We always get a little excited when we get the chance to work on a villa and this project was even made even more special by... Read more

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Interior Design Project: A New Build with Loads of Character

February 27, 2018

Sometimes the process of designing for yourself can be hard and full of self-doubt but for interior designer Vicki Patrick the process was liberating. Her industrial... Read more

McKenzie & Willis Interior Design Project

Interior Design Project Light, Breezy and Beautiful

February 2, 2018

Interior Design doesn’t have to shout, it can be understated and beautiful – just like this coastal home. We interviewed Anna Kouwenhoven Deavoll (Interior Design Consultant... Read more


2018 Interior Design Forecast

January 11, 2018

We’re all about timeless interiors here at McKenzie & Willis but it’s also true that trends can have a significant influence on an interior design scheme.... Read more

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Pantone Colour of the Year: Ultra Violet

December 22, 2017

Pantone’s Colour of the Year has been announced and we’re loving this deep purple hue! Described as “A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838... Read more

Bianca Lorenne Padua bedlinen range available at McKenzie & Willis

Introducing the Bianca Lorenne Padua Range

December 19, 2017

Drawing inspiration from the world’s earliest botanical gardens in Padua Italy comes the brand new collection of comforters, duvets, bedspreads and accessories from Bianca Lorenne. This... Read more

Christmas at McKenzie & Willis

A McKenzie & Willis Christmas

December 14, 2017

With Christmas just around the corner it’s a good time to start adding a festive touch to your interior styling. Christmas doesn’t have to mean tacky... Read more

Ethnicraft Furniture Range

Staff Favourites: Ethnicraft Furniture Range

December 1, 2017

Once a month we are bringing you a favourite piece from the McKenzie & Willis collection from our biggest fans… our staff! Keep tuned to see... Read more


Style Your Outdoor Space with Plants

November 9, 2017

Gardens are typically the last thing we think about when designing our homes, but their importance shouldn’t be underestimated. The addition of plants in your outdoor... Read more

Tribu Natal Alu Sofa available at McKenzie & Willis

Create Your Ideal Outdoor Room

September 28, 2017

Outdoor Spaces have become an integral part of the New Zealand home and are often seen as an extension of your living space. As the move... Read more

Luxury Living Spaces

5 Ways to Add a Little Luxury to Your Living Space

September 19, 2017

Ever since showcasing our Hackthorne Gardens project we’ve been dreaming of its luxe interior details. With its plush carpets, sumptuous textures and gorgeous metallic accents, Hackthorne... Read more

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Respecting the Heritage: Hackthorne Gardens

August 23, 2017

Hackthorne Gardens is a stunning property sitting atop the Port Hills and boasting magnificent views over Christchurch City. In 2016 it was extensively refurbished and transformed... Read more

Luxaflex Duette Blinds available at McKenzie & Willis

Your Guide to Selecting the Right Window Treatment

August 1, 2017

Choosing the right type of window treatment can feel like a baffling process with the multitude of choices in the market place. Curtains, roller blinds, roman... Read more

Home Linens Blog Feature

Limit Your Palette for a Restful Bedroom

April 21, 2017

The trend towards simplicity has been evolving for a number of years – clean simple lines, neutrals and whites, minimalist décor. Limiting the colour palette in... Read more

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A Feminine Space with a Touch of Glamour & Romance

April 21, 2017

There is just something about a feminine room. It evokes feelings of warmth, traditional glamour and romantic décor. A feminine interior is usually characterised by curving... Read more

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Warm, Elegant, Masculine Interiors

April 5, 2017

A masculine interior would usually evoke images of minimalist, dark spaces and bachelor pads however, the look can be a lot more than these mere stereotypes.... Read more

Industrial Feature

Living Accessories and Industrial Styling

April 5, 2017

Industrial styling is about proudly displaying the things many would try to conceal. Taking its cue from the loft apartments of New York, this growing trend... Read more

Monochrome feature

A Monochrome Palette – Simple, Sophisticated & Timeless

April 5, 2017

Monochrome has been a prevailing trend in interior design for a number of years. It is a very simple and sophisticated choice as it lends itself... Read more

Retro Feature

Try a Retro Throwback with a Modern Twist

April 5, 2017

The trend towards modern furniture and interior styling with a retro inspiration has become more and more prevalent which has seen a step away from the... Read more

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Product Spotlight – Kartell Precious

September 9, 2016

When you think of style and glamour, plastic doesn’t usually spring to mind… However, thanks to Kartell, this high-performing, technological material has now become precious and... Read more

McW Home Linens Lifestyle

Your Bedroom, Your Sanctuary

April 7, 2016

Considering we spend about a third of our lives in bed, often there is not a lot of attention given to where you lay your head... Read more


Emerging Design Trends for 2016/2017

April 7, 2016

Interior trends are constantly evolving so the excitement of creating the perfect scheme for your home can often turn into a daunting task. You may have... Read more

McW Occasional Lifestyle

Making a Statement with Furniture

April 6, 2016

If you want to make a statement with your interior consider letting a gorgeous piece of furniture do this for you. A statement piece of furniture... Read more

McW Dining Lifestyle

Simple, Chic and Scandinavian

April 6, 2016

Although Scandinavian design has its obvious roots in Northern Europe, it really found its feet as a sought after interior trend in the chic apartments of... Read more

McW Catalogue Upholstery

Drawing Inspiration from Nature

April 6, 2016

One of the truly enduring trends in interior fashion is our use of the colours of nature to inspire our living spaces. This warm palette of... Read more

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The Importance of Texture

April 6, 2016

One of the most frequent mistakes people make when planning their interior scheme is overlooking the importance of texture. It can add a powerful but subtle... Read more

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Recent Scheme – Clearwater Boathouse Show Home

December 23, 2015

The very talented team of Interior Designers based at our Christchurch Showroom recently worked with Sotheby’s Realty to help stage the brand new Boathouse Show Home... Read more

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The Geometric Trend is Sticking Around

December 22, 2015

The geometric trend has been a staple look in so many elements of our interiors for a while now- tiles, rugs, wallpaper, fabrics as well as... Read more

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New Wedgewood Collection by Blendworth Furnishings

December 22, 2015

McKenzie & Willis supplier Blendworth Furnishings have a new range and it is a very exciting collaboration! Blendworth have partnered with Wedgewood to create a stunning... Read more

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Recent Schemes – Clients Home by McW Timaru Interior Design

December 14, 2015

Sheryll from the very talented Timaru team recently worked with one of our clients to update the window furnishings in their living space. The current décor... Read more

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Recent Schemes – Skin and Beaute Dunedin by McW Dunedin Interior Design

December 14, 2015

The incredibly talented duo of Victoria and Alli from McW Dunedin recently helped Skin and Beaute (Skin and IPL Specialists) wallpaper, curtains and voiles for the... Read more

Wanaka CC Interiors

Product Spotlight – CC Interiors Collection

December 14, 2015

If you have visited more than one of the five McKenzie & Willis branches you will have noticed that each has a slightly different look and... Read more

Bianca Lorenne Rafelle Petal Bedcover

Linen is this Summers Trend!

December 14, 2015

Linen has truly emerged on to the scene as the hottest and most sought after trend in home linens this summer and many of our brands... Read more

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Recent Mood Board

August 20, 2015

One of the team recently put together this gorgeous mood board for a client who were wanting to refresh and update the look in their business.... Read more

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The Mitre10 Charity Home Experience

August 20, 2015

Recently we were fortunate enough to be asked to stage the Mitre10 Charity House, raising funds for the Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust. The Otago Rescue Helicopter... Read more

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Mix it up!

June 22, 2015

The most important aspect of your home’s décor is that it reflects your personality – who you are and your style. So telling the story of... Read more

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