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These newlyweds have created a serene and earthy environment.

The couple

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Getting hitched in December is just one of many good decisions this Feilding couple have made. Applying to go on The Block NZ, despite their limited renovation experience, was another. “We’re on the same page,” says Damo, 36, a former cop turned electrician apprentice. “We both come up with ideas.” It helps that Jo, 34, has an eye for design. Having worked as a children’s clothing designer, she’s now developing a homeware brand.“It’s been amazing learning everythingcheap throw pillow covers,” she says. “It’s a massive step up for us.” They love to mix vintage pieces with modern and industrial looks.

The big picture

Jo and Damo won first pick of the houses, and they chose this one for its privacy.“It’s the only one on The Block NZ that’s north facing so it gets heaps of sun,” says Damo. “And the indoor-outdoor flow is awesome, it’s not boxed in on the section.” Wood panels and pale concrete create a retreat-type feel. “We wanted visitors to walk in and feel instantly relaxed,” says Jo. “It’s a beautiful sanctuary with really open living areas and a nice flow.” The couple also wanted to ensure it would appeal to a broad market. So there’s nothing too risky, says Damo, whose dairy farm upbringing influenced their desire for serenity and space.

The finishing touches

The grand rimu posts Jo and Damo put in early set the tone for the rest of their house. So it made sense to use colours and accessories that felt earthy and natural. “They were the biggest risk because when you walk in, they’re the first thing you see,” says Damo. Although they have no regrets, the couple wish they’d had more time to get a feel for their surroundings. “If you’re renovating and you have the time,” says Damo, “give it at least six months to figure out what you like about your house before tearing into it.”

Words by: Rebecca Barry HillPhotography by: Scott McAulayInterior Designer: Jo &; Damo

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Kitchen & dining: The wooden and retro pieces give this space warmth. Bar stools from Freedom, deer print from Endemic World

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These eggshell blue plates, bowls and mugs from Freedom are a pretty alternative to white.

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We love these cute Citta pendants from Iko Iko.

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Rimu beams by Nikau Contractors, Laurent dining chairs from Freedom.

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Media room: With glass sliding doors separating it from the three upstairs bedrooms, this colourful space has the potential to be turned into a fourth bedroom. Ruby Bay carpet by Godfrey Hurst, couch from Freedom, X cushion from Flo’s Home, bird cushion and small table from Kmart, prints by Evie Kemp.

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Colourful ornaments, such as blue jars from Flo’s Home, brighten up a corner space.

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Bathroom: Wood and ceramics create a Zen-like ambience. Italian wood tiles and charcoal Kito tiles from Independent Ceramics complement the Villeroy & Boch bath. “It’s natural, beautiful and relaxing,” says Jo.

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Bathroom: Wood and ceramics create a Zen-like ambience. Italian wood tiles and charcoal Kito tiles from Independent Ceramics complement the Villeroy & Boch bath. “It’s natural, beautiful and relaxing,” says Jo.

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Jo & Damo: Flo & Frankie cushions brighten up bedding from the Warehouse.

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Jo & Damo: Woodland creatures rule in this simple but tasteful bedroom. The neutral palette comes alive with the help of a few well-placed plants and animals.

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Garage: Wood and metallics look great together. Slatted timber ceiling by Nikau Contractors, bar stools from Cintesi, mercury glass pendant lights from Early Settler. “It’s a beautiful space but also really functional,” says Jo. Large pieces of rimu were used to create a hardwearing worktop bench.

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Teen’s bedroom: The estuary views from this room inspired Jo to use bold tropical motifs. “It’s a really cool, fun space that could also be used as a guest bedroom,” says Jo. Hexagonal shelves from Typo, bedside tables from Freedom, leaf cushion from Citta Design, diamond cushion from Flo and Frankie.

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Creative wallpaper gives “indoor-outdoor flow” a whole new meaning.

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