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14 --- Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, September 4, 2013 www.times.co.nz 119080 Appliance Repairs. Builders. Carpenters. Chimney Sweep. Cleaning. Concreting. Decorators. Drainlaying. Electrical. Fencing. Flooring. Garden Care. Glass & Glazing. Handymen. Kitchens. Landscaping. Lawncare. Painters. Plumbers. Roofing. Spouting. Tiling. Tree Services. Upholsterers. Waterblasting. Window Cleaning. ...and lots more, all in Times Classifieds. Check out the Times Classifieds Trades & Services listings... Ph 271 8055 www.times.co.nz 124462 64a TI RAKAU DRIVE, PAKURANGA | Phone 576 5225 | OPEN 7 DAYS | www.lawnheat.co.nz FAMILY BUSINESS IN PAKURANGA FOR OVER 40 YEARS Full one-stop shop for SALES, INSTALLATION | LPG and Natural Gas. Auckland's BIGGEST range of gas res on display. NEW Greenfire GF900 www.regency- re.com.au SEE US AT THE AUCKLAND HOME SHOW Show time to talk By MARIANNE KELLY LATEST trends don’t ﬁt into interior designer Andrew Cox’s vocabulary. But he relishes the opportunity to work with clients who want something different from the “uniform box”. The designer, who will feature at the Auckland Home Show 2013, has worked in a variety of practices from English traditional to Italian minimalist and has just moved his 20-year-old design business permanently from Wellington to Auckland. With more than 500 exhibitors, this year’s home show has a focus on interaction with experts so visitors can meet and talk with specialists about renovation, design, landscaping and sustainability, and take home helpful tips on how to improve their projects. Andrew says: “I avoid perceived fashions in design as the latest ‘trend’ can be seen as tired and used up within three or four years. “My clients, particularly residential ones, can be saddled with a large investment that looks dated, while Joe and Joanna down the road have exactly the same look.” Throughout his 30-year-career, 20 self-employed, he has maintained a love of art history and current affairs, along with international travel. “I always go to the art galleries and see an inspirational piece that I can then incorporate some elements into a project I may be working on.” As a result he encourages people to consider texture, colour and innovative design, for example organic modern materials that look vintage. And he says the industrial feel introduced to furniture and accessories over the past couple of years is likely to continue, particularly the 50s and 60s vintage look. Other experts on hand will be Murray Kee, of Howick building and renovation company, Finesse Residential, and interior designer Amanda Neill, of Designworx. Visitors can bring photos, brochures and ideas and discuss their upcoming projects to ensure they get a ﬁnished product which suits their needs, style and budget. More than 48,000 visitors are expected to attend this year’s show which is in its 36th year and has become the largest and longest-running event of its kind in Australasia. Amanda Magnus, exhibition director says home builders DESIGN DIFFERENCE: Andrew Cox will share innovative ideas.
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