We’re back from New Zealand visiting friends, family, and the Efex™ factory. It has been slightly over a year since I was last in New Zealand, our second home, and what a magical year it has been.
It was early 2014 when we were sitting at my friend New Zealand artist Margret Wolley’s home. Margret is a fine arts painter who also paints furniture. Not like most of us however, she makes her own paints directly from pigments. Her home is a perfect slice of the South of France in Auckland.
Over a simple glass of wine I uttered these simple words… “Margret what a lovely mirror, where did you find it?”
Her answer surprised me, “I made it dear.” She then proceeded to leave the room. When she returned she had a brown paper grocery bag filled with little latex bits. “I use these.”
Needless to say I was enthralled! By the time we left New Zealand, we were the sole distributors for Efex Decorative Moldings, and so the adventure began.
This year, again over wine, I took some pictures of a few of the lovely projects my friend has done over the years. They are all so gorgeous I have a hard time deciding which ones I like the best. You be the judge.
The mirror that started it all:
Efex on a candle stick. A simple drop and acanthus leaf.
Country Efex as art.
Country Efex on a terra cotta pot.
A single rosette makes a mirror pop. Artists’ paintings in the reflection
Maybe my favorite mirror. Notice there is another one in the reflection.
Lydia and The Efex Team