Opening our doors for a good cause

Deck the rooms Brochure 2013


We were approached by the Taranaki Women’s Refuge to be a part of their “Deck the Rooms” fundraising event.   We are honored, excited and full of ideas on how we can decorate the House for the season, and make it worthwhile for people to come through our doors.

Taranaki is a very generous region and people truly support each other.  The Women’s Refuge “are committed to working towards a violence-free society, by supporting the rights of women and children.”  The staff work tirelessly to support those who need it, and are a vital part of our local community.

Here is the information about what we are doing in the house.  Tickets are $25 and available to purchase here at 1 Victoria Road.  (Now off to do some planning =)

1 Victoria Road, Hosking House
Homeowners: Rachel Church & Rodney Hosking

Styled by: Rachel Church
What began as a casual conversation about dreams on a cold wintery day in a London pub has turned into a reality in New Plymouth.    Hosking House started as a dream for Rodney Hosking and Rachel Church but has become a wonderful reality.    They have turned the classic and elegant walls of 1 Victoria Road into their dream of a luxurious and fabulous place to stay in our wonderful city. Rachel will decorate Hosking House with scandinavian themed decorations featuring nature inspired elements, extensive lighting, and a colour theme of white,silver,green and wood tones. During their travels to Scandinavia during the holidays, Rodney and Rachel were struck by the wonderful and warm way people lit their homes, and opened their curtains to let the light of their decorations shine in the streets. As this is the time with the shortest hours of daylight in this part of the world– it’s a perfect opposite of the summer time Christmas in New Zealand.    This will be Rachel’s second holiday season in the southern hemisphere and the light of the season has become a symbol of how their two worlds have combined and is in honour of their individual family traditions. Step inside Hosking House and be inspired by a stylish Scandinavian Christmas.