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Take a load off

While you care for your clothing, these laundries care for you. 

In association with Fisher & Paykel.

The working family

There’s never a dull moment where kids are concerned, so a hard-working laundry that doesn’t slow you down is an absolute saving grace.

Versatile
With a long bench, ample storage, open shelving and handy hooks, this mudroom-style space can handle anything you throw at it and houses all you need to keep the rest of the house spick and span. The embodiment of cleanliness, crisp white cabinetry is offset by calming blue and a terrazzo benchtop that’s both chic and playful, appealing to adults and children alike. 

Practical
Laundry more of a mountain than a pile? Fisher & Paykel’s large 12kg-capacity front-loader washing machine can bring it down to earth in fewer loads — and in record time, thanks to its Quick cycle. Its Allergy and Handwash options mean nothing’s a problem, and you can use the Delay Start function to begin washing when it suits your busy schedule. Team it with the matching heat pump condensing dryer, complete with a drying rack that’s perfect for soft toys, shoes and anything else too precious to tumble.

APPLIANCES & BACKDROP Fisher & Paykel 12kg Front Loader washing machine, WH1260P1 RRP$2849; Fisher & Paykel 9kg Heat Pump Condensing dryer, DH9060P1 RRP$2999, fisherpaykel.com. Walls in Resene House White; splashback in Resene Blue Moon, resene.co.nz. Benchtop covered in custom terrazzo decal, POA, yourdecalshop.co.nz. Cabinetry custom-made by homestyle. Marvel Terrazzo Black Matt 60 tiles, $109.50/m2, tilespace.co.nz. ON & ABOVE SHELF, FROM LEFT VV Cinquanta wall lamps by Astep, $825 each, goodform.co.nz. Body brush by Iris Hantverk, $59, everyday-needs.com. Watering can by Haws, $28; garment wash, $35, hand cream, $69, and hand wash, $39, by Mrs Brown, paperplanestore.com. Aloe plant in Akiko pot, $44; pothos plant in Akiko pot, $87, plantandpot.nz. FROM FRONT LEFT Tosca laundry basket by Yamazaki, $95, fatherrabbit.com. Sweeper and funnel by Menu, $139, paperplanestore.com. Nick cabinet handles, $14 each, katalog.co.nz. Bacino 542 sink, $702, aquatica.co.nz. Buddy round-spout kitchen mixer, $649, plumbline.co.nz. Hand and body wash by Woodsy, $32, paperplanestore.com. Soap dish by Iris Hantverk, $35; soap by Sphaera, $26, everyday-needs.com. Smallbirds Wool Runners shoes, $90; Women’s Wool Runners shoes, $160,
allbirds.co.nz. Classic White towels, $35 each, fatherrabbit.com. Place Minimal wall hooks, $37 each, wearewaltz.com. Organic cotton produce bags, $13/set of two, paperplanestore.com. Children’s beechwood broom by Redecker, $49, fatherrabbit.com. Morgan bench, $1403, sorenliv.com. Cupid peperomia plant in White pot, $48, plantandpot.nz.

The urban traveller

If flight time is a sure thing, offset that carbon footprint with an ethically minded laundry filled with creative solutions. 

Clever
Compact lock-up-and-leave homes require well-thought-out, multi-functional spaces. Here, an elegant curtain creates a small but perfectly formed zone and sets the tone for the remaining décor: honest materials and handmade items blended with souvenir finds to form a globetrotter’s haven. 

Considered
Fisher & Paykel’s ActiveIntelligence™ front loader also makes you feel good about your life choices. Big enough for a king-size duvet, smart enough to create wash profiles based on each load, and with 14 wash cycles including Sports and a Woolmark-endorsed option for your winter woollies, it means outsourcing your laundry is a thing of the past. Stack it with the heat pump condensing dryer, an eight-star energy-efficient appliance that doesn’t need venting and has a Bulky cycle for your fluffiest duvet ever — the ultimate comfort to arrive home to. 

APPLIANCES & BACKDROP Fisher & Paykel 12kg ActiveIntelligence™ LCD Screen Front Loader washing machine, WH1260F1 RRP$3449; Fisher & Paykel 8kg LCD Screen Heat Pump Condensing dryer, DH8060C1 RRP$3299; Fisher & Paykel stacking kit, RRP$149.50, fisherpaykel.com. Walls in Resene Cab Sav; benchtop in Resene Moccasin, resene.co.nz. Cabinetry custom-made by homestyle. Blacktex sheet vinyl flooring in Zinc, $44/m2, flooringxtra.co.nz. TOP, FROM FRONT LEFT Boucherouite rug, $650, madderandrouge.co.nz. Long-leaf fig plant in Terracotta pot, $188, plantandpot.nz. Bone linen fabric (used as curtain), $64/m, marthas.co.nz. Sove linen pillowcases (on shelf), $70/set of two, cittadesign.com. Icon traditional kitchen mixer by Astra Walker, $749, thekitchenhub.co.nz. Bacino 342 sink, $576, aquatica.co.nz. Kimera cabinet handle, $40, katalog.co.nz. Iringa woven basket, $84, cittadesign.com. Composure cardigan, $239; Maze jumper, $269, kowtowclothing.com. Paper lamp shade, $12, wahlee.co.nz. Since artwork by Robin Neate, $4500, melanierogergallery.com. Bowl and chair stylist’s own. ALSO PICTURED ABOVE Ora marble soap dish by Città, $20, paperplanestore.com. Soap by Sphaera, $26, everyday-needs.com. Round basket with handles, $105, fatherrabbit.com. Abacus Crew jumper, $269, kowtowclothing.com. Washed linen quilted blanket, $299, cittadesign.com. 

The new parents

Let a well-designed laundry be an oasis of calm in the whirl of your new routine, so you can devote your energy to finding your feet.

Soothing
In a palette of comforting colours and beautifully tactile natural materials tucked away behind a panelled sliding door, this is an easy-to-access space designed with tender loving care. Tall cupboards and wide shelves create a place for everything and keep everything in its place. 

Simple
All you could ever need in an extra pair of hands, Fisher & Paykel’s washer/ dryer combo machine does the entire job from start to finish. Easily installed with no need for venting, it has an Add a Garment function that lets you add or remove items mid-cycle, plus its Allergy, Cotton and Delicates cycles and low-temperature drying are just the thing for those sweet little baby clothes. Simply set it and forget it, and the washing becomes hassle free.

APPLIANCES & BACKDROP Fisher & Paykel 8.5kg/5kg washer dryer combo, WD8560F1 RRP$2499, fisherpaykel.com. Left wall in Resene Just Right, resene.co.nz. Central wall in custom tiled decal, POA, yourdecalshop.co.nz. Door in Resene Gull Grey, resene.co.nz. Cabinetry and sliding stacker door custom-made by homestyle. Sherwood sheet vinyl flooring in Golden Oak, $46/m2, flooringxtra.co.nz. ON SHELVES, FROM TOP Pero shelving unit by Ercol, from $3795, goodform.co.nz. Crinkle Gauze guest towels by Classiky, $65 each; Japanese bath towels by Claska, $47 each, everyday-needs.com. Bashful cottontail bunny toy, $57, fatherrabbit.com. Assorted baby clothing; Merino Knit blankets, $180 each; Natural Wooden Ring rattle, $25, Willow rattle, $27; Lambskin booties, $50, naturebaby.co.nz. ALSO ABOVE, FROM LEFT Moses basket and mattress, $190, naturebaby.co.nz. Hinoki bathroom tray by Claska, $49, everyday-needs.com. Soap, $7, naturebaby.co.nz. Balto cabinet handles, $26 each, katalog.co.nz. Natural Black Open Weave Wide basket, $72, fatherrabbit.com. Billy jumper, $60, naturebaby.co.nz. Recess handle, $44, katalog.co.nz. Svelto Round Stacking stool by Ercol, $595, goodform.co.nz. Ceramic candle by Elena Renker x Mark Antonia and bowl stylist’s own.

The gentle woman

The modern professional knows what she wants — and its a laundry that looks good, takes excellent care of a covetable wardrobe and keeps you one step ahead.

Tailored
This chic space is designed for the dual concerns of personal style and self-care. A built-in garment rack optimises organisation, while a mirror and objets d’art blur the lines between function and form, laundry room and get-ready-to-go zone. Stylish details such as the entry archway and subtle texture offer fashion-forward interest.

Thoughtful
Take the ‘please don’t shrink’ guesswork out of fabric care with Fisher & Paykel’s ActiveIntelligence™ front-loading washing machine, while reducing the need to waste your life ironing with its Delicate and Easy-Iron cycles. Its sleek aesthetic looks sophisticated alongside the equally pared-back heat pump condensing dryer, an intuitive appliance that dries clothes at lower temperatures to support the fabric’s longevity. Its auto-sensing technology measures moisture, shutting off at just the right time, and you can use the drying rack for prized items like hats and footwear.

APPLIANCES & BACKDROP Fisher & Paykel 12kg ActiveIntelligence™ LCD Screen Front Loader washing machine, WH1260F1 RRP$3449; Fisher & Paykel 8kg LCD Screen Heat Pump Condensing dryer, DH8060C1 RRP$3299, fisherpaykel.com. Left wall in Resene Sakura; benchtop in Resene Coral Tree; middle wall in Resene Just Right; right wall in Resene Aura, resene.co.nz. Rail and bench custom-made by homestyle. Fashion sheet vinyl flooring in Rock, $45/m2, flooringxtra.co.nz. TOP, FROM FRONT LEFT Tosca storage box by Yamazaki, $44, paperplanestore.com. Linen water by Studio Hall, $55, fatherrabbit.com. Cotton Waffle towels by Mavis & Osborn, from $22 each, paperplanestore.com. Bjorn Low Arch mirror by Middle of Nowhere, $149, shutthefrontdoor.co.nz. Take a Bite dress, $695; Where I Want to Be skirt, $595; It’s a New Day top, $485; Hole Lot of Loving knit, $545; The Jones dress, $595; It’s Time to Shine top, $675, maggiemarilyn.com. Elixir Maris Sal hair texturising mist by Botaniq, $47, fourth-st.com. Dish (part of an oil burner) by JS Ceramics, $46, paperplanestore.com. Soap, $25, fatherrabbit.com. Chrome Cantilever dining chair by Merrow Associates, $800, karakter.co.nz. Place Minimal wall hook, $37, wearewaltz.com. Wool duster, $45, paperplanestore.com. Flowers and shoes stylist’s own. ON SHELVES, FROM TOP Place Minimal shelves, $291 each, wearewaltz.com. Body soap by Austin Austin, $59, fatherrabbit.com. Woman vase, $320, Macaroni vase, $260, and Wave vase, $230, by Rachel Saunders, fourth-st.com. Ceramic bowl by Margi Nuttall, POA, margi.co.nz. Body polish, $44, and bath salts, $32, by Salt by Hendrix, and pink clay mask by Courtney & Babes, $48, paperplanestore.com. ALSO ABOVE Cotton cloth, $26/set of three, paperplanestore.com. Linen flat sheet by Cultiver, $239, fatherrabbit.com. 

Set design & Styling Juliette Wanty
Photography Wendy Fenwick