Yare Home Office

Click to enlarge
Leeann Yare's home office.

Leeann Yare’s home office. Image: Larnie Nicolson

In typical stylist fashion I never need an excuse to collect and display the things I love, and my home office is no exception. Filled with many quirky treasures, it’s one room where I admit I have really gone crazy with an explosion of colour – it’s like working inside my very own giant mood board. A self-confessed wallpaper addict, I can’t bear to part with off-cuts and samples of my favourite designs, which have been carefully patchworked together on the walls – predominantly Florence Broadhurst designs.

I was lucky enough to experience creating my own roll of wallpaper while on a recent trip to the Signature Prints factory in Sydney. My office desk is an old door from several homes ago that I kept telling my husband would be useful someday, although it was actually his idea to sit it on a pair of trestle legs. The vintage filing cabinet was one of the first things we bought on the internet and had stripped.

The floral rug is a piece of “Summer Bouquet” carpet from Feltex, cut into a ‘cowhide’. Empty frames and a garden gnome painted in punchy colours were from a room I designed for the Auckland Home Show. The vintage typewriter belonged to my grandparents. Just like my personal style, this room is constantly evolving, a mix of modern and vintage, with punches of bold colour and industrial touches.


More spaces

Interior narrative

Interior narrative

A Tasmanian home informed by the tactility and comfort of an antique book collection.
Hayes Common

Hayes Common

The Hayes Paddock community in Hamilton has a new relaxed neighbourhood eatery with a distinct local flavour.
Open to view

Open to view

A central courtyard and walls of glass ensure this contemporary, beach-inspired iteration of a villa makes the most of its sloping site.
Portuguese Riviera

Portuguese Riviera

This coastal retreat in Estoril, Portugal uses art, colour and bespoke furniture to create a vibrant haven.

Most read

Interior narrative

Interior narrative

A Tasmanian home informed by the tactility and comfort of an antique book collection.
Invoking warmth: Thomas Hamel

Invoking warmth: Thomas Hamel

Thomas Hamel has been a leading eye in the international design world since his firm Thomas Hamel & Associates was established in 1990 in Sydney. Here he speaks with Justin Foote about his views on creating warm spaces and his upcoming visit to New Zealand.