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Posted January 31, 2022

If you follow our blogs you may have had the pleasure of previously reading about Katrina and Simon's renovated 1930s bungalow in the heart of St Albans, Christchurch. Following a four year renovation project where Simon and Katrina reconfigured the original house to open up the living areas and create a monochrome haven; and they have gone on to complete a luxurious new extension. Katrina's love of interior design and photography is evident throughout the imagery below, and you can also see her love of neutrals and quirky timeless pieces extended through to the new build. 

UPDATE Mullet House won the Housing Alterations and Additions Award at the NZIA awards. (July 2022) 


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Mullet House

Following Katrina and Simons vibrant personalities they have humourously nicknamed their now fully renovated abode "Mullet House". With the new extension the house has been named for the traditional business in the front appearance and modern, unexpected rear that gracefully extends out to the back of the section.

Carpet Featured: Galet in colour Dolomite from Bremworth

The new extension exudes class and contemporary in-door, out-door flow with huge glass windows that offer light for days and gorgeous garden views while complementing the historic original bungalow. The neutral textures used beautifully highlight the architectural features of the extension with the full height ceiling creating stunning shadows as light bounces around the room. 

The Flooring 

Katrina fell in love with Bremworth, Galet carpet (Featured right in the Brake House, Auckland) when renovating the original bungalow. While there was some debate between contrasting the extension with the same range but in the recently released Sage, at the end of the day she decided the stunning textural carpet in the existing colour Dolomite would offer a seamless transition.

The verdict - the perfect choice. The room as a whole extends perfectly off the back of the house and highlights and adds continuity from the newly renovated to the newly built.

The Bathroom

When you walk from the lovely new master bedroom into the bathroom you are greeted by a light filled bathroom that is framed by another stunning garden view. The lush green of the garden beautifully juxtaposes the neutrals inside, masterfully creating the ability to simultaneously appreciate both spaces. 
Tiles Featured: Cross Cut Lapatto in White. (Cross Cut tile available in 300x600 or 600x600).

Cross Cut in White is featured in the bathroom and cleanly runs across the floor up to the full height of the ceilings. The tile beautifully accentuates the white stand alone bath and basin while the black contrasts for a little bit of zing.

Bonding the old and the new... 

While the inside is light and bright the exterior is a little darker and more mysterious. Katrina and Simon took the bungalow from buttery yellow to black, shocking the neighbours we're sure, before extending the new extension in black stained cedar and linking it all with a glass hallway.


A massive thanks to Katrina and Simon for sharing their beautiful home with us. 

Flooring & Tiles | The Flooring Centre @flooringcentrenz
Architect | Tobin Smith @t.w.smith from
Builder | Matt from Homes by Carroll @homesbycarroll
Lighting | Linen Pendant by Corcovado @corcovadostore
Photography | Katrina Anderson

You can visit our Christchurch showroom at 147 Blenheim Road, Christchurch or give us a call on 0800 4 CARPET.

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