interior designInteriorssneak peeks

sneak peek: sugarloop

by Grace Bonney

today’s sneak peek belongs to new zealand designer bernadette sipkes of sugarloop. a definite favorite among design bloggers and etsy shoppers, bernadette creates beautiful limited edition screenprints she sells through her etsy shop and discusses on her blog (among other topics). today we’re catching a sneak peek (thanks to anne) into her auckland home, complete with descriptions from bernadette below. as always you can click here to see full-sized versions of bernadette’s home. [thanks to bernadette for sharing her lovely home with us]

[if you have a sneak peek you’d like to submit or an artist you’d like to suggest just shoot me a line right here]

[top image: the colors on the leaf cushion inspired me to paint the picture hanging on the wall. a vase full of casablanca lilies is on the bedside table. image directly above: christmas lilies and scented candles on an eileen gray table and a favorite kaftan hanging behind the door.]

[image above: we chose eames wire chairs specifically to contrast against our oak dining table. The chairs do not overwhelm our small dining room and most importantly, they are comfortable and light.]


[image above: the enamel coated tin containers on the shelf were from a local homeware store called nest. i love their nostalgic appeal and they’re so practical in a bathroom with limited storage.]

[image above: the hand carved wooden lampshade is a treasured wedding gift and it sits on top of a step ladder/stool from ikea. The light pendant is by iq light. hanging on the wall is artwork which i painted several years ago.]

[image above, left to right: (desk) i am constantly inspired by organic shapes. i particularly love the graceful lines of lotus pods and monstera leaves; (table) the round organic bowls were a thrift store find. the small cubed “stacking vase” was handmade by a talented etsy seller called mudpuppy. next to it is a calathea plant.

Suggested For You


Leave a Reply

Design*Sponge reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, that comment on people's physical appearance, contain profanity, personal attacks, hate speech or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business. Our goal is to create a safe space where everyone (commenters, subjects of posts and moderators) feels comfortable to speak. Please treat others the way you would like to be treated and be willing to take responsibility for the impact your words may have on others. Disagreement, differences of opinion and heated discussion are welcome, but comments that do not seek to have a mature and constructive dialogue will not be published. We moderate all comments with great care and do not delete any lightly. Please note that our team (writers, moderators and guests) deserve the same right to speak and respond as you do, and your comments may be responded to or disagreed with. These guidelines help us maintain a safe space and work toward our goal of connecting with and learning from each other.