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Amy Moore’s favourite colours

12 Feb 2020

Going through the ebbs and flows of renovating is no easy feat, but in 2018 one team showed NZ how it’s done in The Block NZ: On Point. After being crowned champion, Amy Moore’s interior decorating career has been on an upward trajectory. She fills us in on what ‘Team Gizzy’ has been up to since the show wrapped, plus the colours she can’t get enough of.

What has changed in your life since being on The Block NZ?

Our lives have changed a lot since being on the show – especially mine. I have been able to pursue a career in interior decorating, which I would have never had the courage to do without having been on the show. Getting recognised everywhere you go is also something that still feels pretty weird.

Would you do anything differently if you had the chance to do last year’s competition over again?

We wouldn't have changed anything. Not everything went to plan, but I think it takes you to make mistakes to figure out that you can do it better next time.

What apartment do you wish you would have been able to have a go at in the firehouse?

Definitely Apartment 1. It’s the biggest by far and it essentially ‘is’ the old firehouse. I also think having that road frontage is really unique.

How would you describe your design style now? Do you feel like it evolved after doing the show?

I think I have always had a fairly eclectic style. I love colour, texture and layers. Giving a room soul is really important in my philosophy. The minimalist vibe is probably not my speciality.

What colours are you most drawn to using?

Warm colours! I am very rarely drawn to blues and greys. I love yellows, oranges and pinks and if there is a way of using them all together then even better!

What kinds of projects have you worked on since starting Amy & Co. and have there been any in particular that you’ve been really excited to work on? Has your husband Stu been involved in any of them?

I have loved all the projects I've worked on since starting my business. Stu is a great help when I need a hand with transporting furniture and getting some bigger pieces into people’s homes. 

What are your favourite Resene colours and why?

I love the Resene colour range and if I’m given any excuse to throw a few colours around, I'm in! To add a real ‘wow’, there are a few colours that I am drawn to, like Resene Big Bang, Resene I Dare You and Resene Japanese Laurel. We used Resene Tuft Bush in our kid’s bedroom on The Block NZ, which I also loved.

I think if you are brave enough to use colour, USE IT – or, get someone who is to help you. It can make such an impact!

Amy Moore now not only provides interior decorating services through her company, Amy & Co, but she has also recently launched a business called Roam Getaways, which takes groups of woman on bespoke shopping trips and luxury getaways to explore homewares abroad. On the wall behind her is Resene Wallpaper Collection SMIL69824203.

For more information on Amy’s new business venture, visit www.roamgetaways.co.nz.

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