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Behind the scenes of our summer 2022 photoshoot

04 Nov, 2022

Our summer photoshoot – a collection bought to life

As we celebrate the launch of our Summer 2022 collection, we’re acknowledging the hard work that every part of our small New Zealand business has contributed. From designing, producing, shipping and distributing to marketing and selling our new ranges in-store, we couldn’t be prouder of our team and our latest collection. We hope you love it as much as we do. Read on to explore behind the scenes of our recent photoshoot on Waiheke Island, in Auckland’s beautiful Hauraki Gulf.


The location

Key members from our Production and Marketing teams sailed to Waiheke Island for our photoshoot in late September, along with our talented photographers and stylist. We were very fortunate to photograph our summer collection at Putiki Estate, overlooking Putiki Bay on the west side of the island. This dreamy large private resort felt like it was designed for Wallace Cotton – with spacious living spaces, vast outdoor entertaining areas, and what seemed like an endless number of beautiful bedrooms. View our summer catalogue to see how our collections came to life in this special location.

The island

For our Auckland-based team, Waiheke Island is a frequently visited spot for a weekend or summer getaway. Despite only being a short ferry ride away, the flora and fauna have a distinctly tropical feel which is just perfect for photographing our beautiful summer collection. To us, arriving at the island has a feeling reminiscent of coming home.

The team

With all the work that goes into bringing a new collection to life, capturing stunning images of our beautiful range is essential to help inspire our customers. Our photoshoot team work long days setting up bedrooms, styling beds to perfection, dressing spaces to evoke a mood, getting the lighting just right and the list goes on. Our efforts are always rewarded by a glass (or two) of something delightful and a delicious dinner prepared by our Director herself.


Putiki paradise

One of our Directors, Paula Wallace was part of our summer 2022 photoshoot team at Putiki Estate. We asked her to describe the location for us:
Putiki Estate is a large homestead that has been re-invented to become amazing holiday accommodation. With 7 bedroom suites in the main house plus a 2 bedroom cottage nearby, there’s enough room for a significant gathering, or a getaway for a bunch of friends. The homestead has been thoughtfully planned with lots of separate and together spaces, every bedroom has a gorgeous bathroom, and there are 2 well-stocked kitchens to cater for any size event, while you stay and play in the pool, spa, tennis court, outdoor bar and fireplace. Petanque and yoga equipment are provided, and there’s a cupboard full of board games if the weather brings everyone inside.


Perfect spaces

The vast and open entertaining areas were perfect for capturing our beautiful new outdoor collection. Our new bean bags, cushions, chair pads and towels are designed for a summer spent enjoying the sunshine, wherever you are.

We love making every day more beautiful for our customers with thoughtfully designed pieces to be enjoyed every time they’re used, for this summer and beyond.


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