Anita Murray Design - Latest Projects

Three houses on a beautiful private estate in the Bay of Islands

It is a huge ask to expect absent overseas owners to accept the ideas of someone they at first know only
by reputation. Such was the decision of a couple who wanted to totally revamp this beautiful estate in the
stunning Bay of Islands.

A private retreat for busy travellers based overseas was the brief 'Anita Murray Design' was given for this
project, consisting of 2 contemporary homes and 1 traditional home, overlooking the many islands that form
part of what so many think of as paradise on earth.

To compliment the work done and the major changes made by the talented architect and builders, also called
for the exceptional vision of the designer.

Main House

What was required were clean lines and lots of white for these light filled rooms, that open out onto a
fantastic outside area with fireplace and infinity pool which enhances the ocean beyond. To achieve this,
imported Italian furniture in an all white palette was chosen. The interiors are not just luxurious but also
practical and comfortable, suitable for its owners and their children. Everything from furniture to
monogrammed bedding, towels, cutlery, glassware and crockery was required. Fantastic art work the owners
have added results in a spectacular interior.


Loft House

Furnished once again from ‘scratch’ in a similar contemporary style, this building houses the overflow of
guests for the main house.



Guest House

Is a traditional design with dark wooden floors. A modern yet more traditional ‘look’ with stylish but hugely
practical and comfortable water hyacinth seating and solid dark wood bespoke furniture was designed to fit
the area.



Getting Married?

Hold your wedding ceremony at Seronera in Kerikeri, Bay of Islands. The gorgeous country garden includes a purpose built wedding pavilion and archway. The pavilion interior has been designed by the property owner Anita Murray.

Seronera wedding location in kerikeri

More information on Seronera - Country Garden Weddings website

Anita Murray is also a Marriage Celebrant based in Kerikeri, Bay of Islands