The White Cottage and Black & White Barn offer home styling services, under the careful eye of Amy Hope.

With a degree in design, she has a preternatural style when it comes to crafting unique and beautiful interiors. After working in the fashion industry as a designer and buyer both in New Zealand and internationally, she returned to New Zealand to set up a catering company with her husband, Simon, but her passion for design has never waned.

Amy loves to create chic and liveable spaces in close collaboration with trusted suppliers and handpicked local artisans that reflect a home’s unique surroundings and the personalities of those that inhabit it. The end result is a carefully curated space that is all your own. “I love to create spaces with purpose and meaning,” she says, “working with vintage finds and collaborating with talented people I meet to craft special pieces that will pass the test of time.

“When society seems to be moving at an incredibly fast pace, it’s important to slow down, breathe, appreciate and share. Whether it’s by celebrating local production or upcycling something previously forgotten into a much loved new piece, we love to take the time to honour creativity and enduring style.”

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Services we offer include:

– Custom Design
We can collaborate with you and our preferred craftspeople to create custom furniture solutions to fit your space. We work closely with local artisans to produce lasting objects that won’t ever be thrown away.

– A Custom Wedding Registry
We work with clients to create a wedding registry that is exactly suited to their unique aesthetic and personal need. This will accommodate all budgets and can include bespoke items especially created for the bride and groom.

– Treasure Hunting
We love spending time sourcing vintage pieces, from a variety of sources. We do the hard work so you don’t have to, helping give older, characterful pieces a new life in your home.

– Home Staging for Residential Property
Are you selling a property? Using premium pieces that have been handpicked for you, we can help you bring a home to life. With meticulous attention to detail, we bring everything from furnishings, carefully chosen artworks, rugs, lighting, plants and more into a house, gradually transforming it into a stylish home that people will emotionally connect with.

– Home Staging for Holiday Accommodation
Do you own holiday accommodation or an Airbnb that may have seen better days? We offer interior styling solutions for accommodation that will refresh your property’s style – according to your budget. We can supply everything from furnishings, artworks, rugs, lighting, plants and more to create a space that guests will fall in love with.

– Home Styling
Love your home but feel like it needs a little more? We’ll work with you by bringing a set of fresh eyes to the party – rearranging what you have, upcycling your older pieces and sourcing new works that will reinvigorate your home.

– Specialty Homewares
Our website also houses a thoughtfully curated, online boutique expressly created for you and your home. Our boutique offering includes stylish, quality products we’ve loved so much that they have been added to our beautiful boutique accommodation, as well as fresh new pieces sourced and crafted especially for the White Cottage.


Give the perfect gift of relaxation, and for a special occasion add a dash of additional luxury and celebration with a delectable, locally sourced cheese platter.