February 26, 2018

Derek Elvy's New Home Celebrated in NZ House & Garden

Derek creates his own living gallery

NZ House & Garden celebrate Derek Elvy's most recent creative journey. Turning a Chocolate Factory in Featherston, Wairarapa into his home / living gallery, while battling terminal cancer. As a team, we could not be prouder of Derek and had to share a glimpse of the article 'hot off the press'. Keep a watch for future #buoyblog that captures the journey of building this unique home.


The photos taken by the talented  Paul McCredie are sensational. Make sure you purchase your copy of the March issue of NZ House & Garden today.

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Sally Duggan Editor of NZ House & Garden pays tribute to Derek Elvy, founder of Buoy Salon & Spa.


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Derek has turned an old Chocolate Factory in Featherston into his own private gallery - a space to be enjoyed by many.

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Derek Elvy continues to wow us with this creative vision.


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Derek Elvy has created his own personal gallery in the same year that he took on the biggest battle of his life, terminal cancer.


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Derek's vision was possible with the hard work and support of whanau, friends, clients and companies like Dulux NZ who kindly donated all the interior and exterior paint.

Connect to read the Stuff article written by Sharon Stephenson Stuff also published a fabulous prelude to NZ House & Garden.

Derek shares his life advise with the world - Have you found your sense of purpose?

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Derek admiring his new home.

Keep your eyes out for the next #buoyblog featuring photos and videos taken by Derek, his family and friends as they all rallied to bring his vision to life.