Yare Home Office

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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.


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