One great bench

In this new series we take one great piece of furniture and show how it can be used in three great ways. First up: the bench.

The Sunday Bench was designed by Alana Broadhead of Fancy New Zealand Design Blog, in collaboration with Nigel Cotterill of NDC Design. It is one of the first products from Alana’s new line, The Sunday Kind.
“I love to change up my space every so often for a fresh look,” Alana says.
“So I wanted to create a flexible piece of furniture that could be used in multiple rooms and in multiple ways. The Sunday Bench is awesome as seating at a dining table, at the end of the bed, in the hall or entranceway – even in the bathroom.”
Priced at $380, each Sunday Bench is handmade to order by Nigel at NDC in solid White Ash wood. It is available in blonde (natural) or black from

TOP Ocean art print, from $89, Mono lightshade, $269, Faux fiddle leaf fig tree, from $189.90, Uashmama paper bag, $139, Radial dining table, $2890, Sunday bench in blonde, $380, Nourish linen apron in ice pink, $59.90, Visu chair by Muuto, from $535, Albion rug, $199, Conical glasses, $30 each, Jana marble platter, $99.90, Astrid jug in Nutshell, $39.90, Light Blue Dine linen napkin, $12.90, Tam platter in pale pink, $21.90, Handmade Ceramic Sands plates, from $39.99, White enamelware cutlery, $12 each, Paige Jarman Koi bowl (small), $22, Tam spreader in parchment, $8.90, Breakfast board, $24, Tapas coffee cup in pale pink, $8.90, Tam medium bowls in pale pink, $12.90 each, Cape vase, $34.95,

ABOVE Brass round mirror, $295, Sunday bench in blonde, $380, Black Paired wallet, $345, Found My Animal Black rope dog lead, $88, Sunday Kind cushions, from $79, Blush Bucket bag(tall), $395, Dandelion rug, from $485,, stylist’s own.

ABOVE Linen headboard in smoke, from $1150, White linen pillowcase pair, $135, 100% linen white duvet cover (king), $410, Washed Egyptian cotton pillowcase pair in ice pink, $79.90, Fictional Objects Pale Grey Leaf flat sheet (king), $130, Soala cushion, $64.90, Dots cushion; blush circle cushion, from $79, Sahara knit throw, $144, Hand-looped cotton rug, from $710, Sunday bench in blonde, $380, Yu Mei clutch, $130, and key fob, $29, Hide and Seek book, $89, Start Me Up book, stylist’s own. Marble notebook, $39, Mint Wild Wagon journal, $32, White Kiondo basket, (small), $139, Grey Moss blanket, $299, The Seeke X Milly Dent candle, $109.90, American Oak low stool, $219, Concrete side plate, $24, Ash Wild Wagon journal, $32, Beautiful Dreamer art print (framed) $189, Fields art print by Swiden (framed), $168,

Styling Alana Broadhead
Photography Melanie Jenkins


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