Neutral Minimalism: Emma Cottle's 110-year-old villa restoration

We have all loved watching Emma Cottle's (Instagram: @TheMissFlips) renovation journey, even more so when we found out she was using Harrisons Carpets and Curtains!

Being her second renovation she knows how to make a home beautiful. So we thought, who better to give an insight into her Neutral Minimalist style than @themissflips herself...

This is Emma's second flip

"This 110-year-old villa is my second home and renovation project. 3 years ago at the age of 22, I bought my first home in Tararua to renovate. It’s fair to say my interest in all things renovation, home and interiors grew rapidly, I was hooked!

When I saw this villa listed for sale, I knew I was ready to do it all over again!"

Emma's vision

"My vision for this home is for it to be a haven where I can switch off from my full-time day job, using neutral tones throughout and minimalist styling. It may only be half renovated but I’m also taking on a new project - subdividing and building a townhouse, taking full advantage of my quarter acre section."

How to get the @themissflips look

The double track curtains - sheer and lining

Emma has installed a double track system - which we love! The front track is the Float sheer curtain in Linen colour. This allows for soft light and privacy during the day.

The back track is a Tripleweave fabric called Solar, colour Pearl. This second layer helps with heat and blocking out light. The curtains have a single pleat with a 3-meter drop and semi-puddling, softly touching the floor to create that effortless look.

The Akaroa wool carpet

"I was set on getting a really nice thick, quality carpet. Not only am I a sucker for great textures but I think a quality carpet can add value to this home for resale." - Emma

Akaroa (500/cream) is made from 100% pure New Zealand wool, this chunky textured loop pile is stylish, durable, naturally warm and stain-resistant. Plus it's a completely renewable fibre.

At Harrisons, we colour match with Resene. This 500/cream in particular is colour coded with Resene Biscotti and Spanish White.

The warm tones of this carpet perfectly go with the curtains Emma has chosen. This combination makes for a seamlessly put together space.

Neutral tones and minimalism

We love Emma's style, a classic yet effortlessly chic look. With minimal accessories and earthy tones she really creates a sanctuary. We love the dried arrangements paired with wooden earthy tones. It's those simple touches that really pull together a beautiful cohesive room.

How can we get more of @thismissflips?

"All of this is shared on my home Instagram, where I show not only my renovations but everything in between. The realities of renovating, my love of organisation, managing finances and my determination to be successful independently.

Come along and join me, I love a good chat!

Emma x @thismissflips"

To get the look:

Harrisons Curtains: Harrisons Wool Carpet:
  • Front track
    • Float Sheer Curtain
    • Colour: Linen
    • Type: Sheer
  • Back track
    • Tripleweave Solar Curtain
    • Colour: Pearl
    • Type: Tripleweave
  • Akaroa Wool Carpet
  • Colour: Cream 500
  • Type: 100% Pure New Zealand wool
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