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Graphic designer Natasha Mead jokes that she’s filled her Auckland cottage with a sanatorium-level amount of cream and beige, but it does make for a very calming abode. She’s lived here for about four years with her writer partner Alex Braae and their two flatmates.

So, Natasha, how would you describe this Freemans Bay haven? It’s very light and open, thanks to all the windows and the garden. It doesn’t feel like you’re in the inner city. It’s a beautiful house, but the external studio and garden were the

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