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I’m all about anticipation. I didn’t find out the gender of my babies prior to their births, I never open my presents before Christmas, and looking forward to holidays is often my favourite part. So it makes perfect sense that of all the seasons, Spring's my pick. It’s the season of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, and […] Read More

It's official. Botanicals are everywhere. What started as a trickling re-emergence of indoor plants just a few years ago has quickly become a torrent. The plants have become bigger and more abundant, fresh and faux. And it’s not just plants. Decorative elements such as botanical wallpapers, murals, fabrics and artworks have also taken seed.   […] Read More

Winter always makes you hanker for cosy and one of the wonderful ways of achieving it in your home is with the use of dark hues. They’ve been pretty hot the last few years and have been seen on Pinterest and interior blogs everywhere. They’re fabulous and moody and the absolute antithesis of the timelessly […] Read More

Some people can’t live without colour, others are drawn to pattern, and still others are strict minimalists.  As for me, I’m a sucker for texture. When flicking through magazines and websites, I always gravitate towards rooms where texture’s a major player. It has a pull for me that I almost can’t explain. Texture makes a […] Read More

It was a no-brainer that NZ’ers would fall head over heels with open plan living. We love relaxed family living and informal entertaining so it perfectly suits our laid back Kiwi lifestyle. And there’s no denying there are many advantages. Removing a few walls will make space seem bigger and improve its natural light. It […] Read More

Hygge has been a hard word to avoid the last 12 months, cropping up in pretty much every kind of publication and even being shortlisted as 2016 word of the year by the Oxford Dictionary. So Paper Room thought we’d better join the conversation. On the off-chance you're not familiar with hygge, it’s a Danish […] Read More

    Do you procrastinate when it comes to redecorating? At Paper Room we have many customers loving our wallpaper, fabrics and homewares. But they often find it hard to make decisions when it comes to redecorating their own home. They don’t know where to start, the choices seem overwhelming or they simply don’t know […] Read More

As we slip into winter I thought it would be a great idea to do a Paper Room seasonal mood board. There is something deeply comforting about the thought of winter. With long evenings settled in front of the fire, warm drinks, good books, cosy layers and moody lighting. Hibernation is instinctive and you find yourself […] Read More

Transylvania is the birthplace of new Romanian design company MIND THE GAP and their fantastic range of eclectic wallpapers. Inspired by vintage photography, antique illustrations, modern patterns and nature, the creative team at Mind the Gap have created a truly unique and quirky range of wallpapers. They discovered their passion for wallpaper while working on […] Read More

The Paper Room team have just returned from an indulgent weekend in the capital. We stayed in the container house in Owhiro Bay, shopped til we dropped, checked out Martino Gamper’s 100 chairs in 100 days at the city gallery and ate our way around the city. Here ‘s what we loved. The Container House […] Read More

  This winter treat yourself and your windows to our roller blinds from Luxaflex. They work beautifully with drapes to provide an extra layer of winter insulation, but also look stunning on their own in areas of your home where you don't want or have room for the bulk of curtains. As well as insulating, roller blinds […] Read More

  Most people fall into one of two categories, – those that don’t pick up books, and those that can’t put them down.   I’m definitely in the later category. I consume fiction, flirt with non-fiction, and can barely get my nose out of interior magazines and books.   Good fiction is one of life’s […] Read More

  Our very own Sarah has opened her home once again to the photographer's lens, this time in April's Your Home and Garden.   Having transformed an unremarkable house into a stylish and eye-catching home, Sarah has combined designer flair with her enviable access to wallpapers, fabrics and homewares courtesy of you guessed it, the […] Read More

A whirlwind visit has had me falling in love with Wellington all over again. Perfect weather greeted our arrival (even if it was the only good weather this year) and we headed straight to our apartment at the newly renamed QT Museum. Across the road we lunched at Field & Green where I severely underestimated […] Read More

One of the design trends that has emerged in the last couple of years that we love has been the Painterly look. It has graced everything from catwalks to bedrooms encompassing high fashion as well as interior trends. It has gone hand in hand with the artisan and handmade trend that has been gaining slow […] Read More

Happy New Year all. What a half heated summer!  There’s been sun, rain and lots of wind.  And that’s just Auckland. Here’s hoping February more than makes up for it. While most of us at Paper Room were putting our feet up enjoying the hols, Annabel shamed us by singlehandedly rearranging the entire shop. And […] Read More

With a little over 12 days til Christmas here’s Paper Room’s list of 12 perfect gifts.  1. Mali Bracelets $59  2.  Zen Moments Candles – Mini Amber Jar $12.50 3.  Valour Organics – Organic Beard Balm Original $29.50 4. Stella and Gemma Tea Towels $10   5. On Friday 2017 Diary $54.99 6. Golden Monkey […] Read More

Asked the other day what we thought was the latest trend in wall-coverings, the answer was unanimously and resoundingly “ Murals”. Although hardly new, the fantastic variety now available has seen them soar in popularity, with lots of established designers now having added mural options to their wallpaper offerings.   Esta Home - Street Map […] Read More

Well the weather may be trying to confuse us, but not only is Spring almost over, Christmas and the summer holidays aren’t far away. So if you’re lucky enough to have a holiday house here’s a post for you.     Whether yours is a bach, crib or beach house there’s a good chance it […] Read More

I’m sure you’ve all noticed we have a fabulous new website which we hope you’ll love as much as we do. The whole redesign process has been a bit like giving birth, somewhat torturous, taking far longer than we had ever imagined, but absolutely worth the effort in the end. We’ve also got a sharp […] Read More

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