A few weeks ago when we were still in New Zealand, I met up with Mel from Armoire, Pegs and Casserole. Mel is Sydney girl who lives in Auckland with her french husband and three adorable kids. We (online) met for the first time during the Decor8 e-courses and kept in contact since then. Mel’s blog is a gorgeous and inspirational blog for interior lovers like me so I was really happy when she wanted to meet up in Auckland and show me around town to see more of the interior design in Auckland.

We met up at Ponsonby Central which is an old warehouse rebuild into a place with great restaurants, coffee shops, bakery, fresh supermarket and some interior and accessory shops. After a great lunch she took us around Auckland for a few must see shops and places.

 

Interior Design in Auckland

After our delicious South American lunch, we went to our first vintage shop stop in Auckland; Flotsam and Jetsam. Definitely hop over to their website for their amazing vintage finds and products. Lots of goods come from Europe actually. They either come from England or France and get shipped to New Zealand.

Have you ever been to a flea market in France or England? I would love to go when I’m back in the Netherlands, but which places are the best to go for great vintage finds?

Our next stop was The Vitrine in Auckland. A great shop with lots of industrial and antique furniture from Europe. They’ve got two separate halls with goods; one of them are originally and the other hall is filled with refurbished goods. A great place to find furniture, lights and other odd stuff ;-)

Such an awesome shop where I could buy lots of goods if I had the space and a big ship to send it home. After The Vitrine we went back to Ponsonby road where we went to this lovely designer shop Douglas & Bec.

A great day in finding new inspiration and interior design in Auckland. I enjoyed meeting up with Mel and finally meeting her in real life. Being in a blogger community is the best thing of this all. Sharing your passion for blogging, design and life is great. It enriches your life and especially when you meet such a wonderful people like Mel.

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If you are interested in visiting Auckland and finding more about design, art and culture, I would recommend to buy a Wallpaper City Guide: Auckland (Wallpaper City Guides)
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. These guides are just amazing for creative people. They are less travel based and more orientated on us as creative people. They show you the up-coming areas in a city, lead you around town on an ‘Architour’ and brings you to the best shops. That’s all we want right? Besides that, the magazine Wallpaper is also a great source of inspiration for anything about design.

Well, I’m off for now. I hope you enjoyed my little shopping tour here on DesignClaud.

Safe travels, Claudia

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