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Interior delights – these New Zealand hotels are here to inspire you

There are few things we love more than a beautifully designed interior; and we find ourselves often coveting the dreamy interior designs of boutique accomodations and hotels. They prove to be a constant source of inspiration.

The latest hotels to come to our attention are the brand new selection of Naumi hotels in New Zealand. With the trans-Tasman bubble opening, we've been itching to book a trip to our nearby neighbours and explore all that the country has to offer. And the newest hotels in town have absolutely given us another reason to go.

The three, new boutique locations that opened in late 2020 include two in Queenstown and one in Wellington, named The Central, The Dairy Private Hotel and the Naumi Studio Hotel respectively.

The Central is (as the name would suggest) centrally-located in Queenstown. It is an ode to its location, the adventure capital of New Zealand. As such The Central has an whimsical spirit, a sense of curiosity inspired by the magic and vivid colour of nature. The colour du jour, green reigns supreme through this interior, while hues of berry bring life and warmth to the space. The designs here come courtesy of Undercurrent Studio.






Lovers of the barnyard-chic aesthetic will find a second home - and plenty of interior inspiration - at The Dairy Private Hotel. Originally Queentown's working dairy through the 1920s, this picturesque location is set against a backdrop of T.e Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu. The Dairy has not tried to hide its heritage, rather it's built upon its foundations and restored its former charm. Here you'll find a rustic, stone fireplace, loud wallpaper and mismatched, printed furniture - it's cosy and Instagrammable from every angle.






Nestled into the heart of Wellington is the Naumi Studio Hotel, and Edwardian building that has been polished back to its former glory - but with a few twists along the way. Like the glass-ceilinged lobby equipped with sculptural, floral lamps or the red walled house restaurant with tasseled, art-deco chandeliers. A veritable pastiche or interior moods, it's a space that shouldn't work and yet somehow does. This is a must not miss for any interior design lover.







While we wait to organise our trip to view these spaces in person, we're content enough in adding the images to our Pinterest boards.

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