Your Home and Garden2 min citite
Fresh Finds
When you’re looking for colourful bedding, it’s impossible to go past Kip & Co. Always packing a punch in the pattern department, and with dreamy colours to match, its bedding offerings never fail to impress. Linen pillowcase set, $119, from superett
Your Home and Garden1 min cititeEconomics
How To Be Sure The Weather Is Right For Painting
• Is the washing on your line drying? If the answer is yes, then so will your paint. If not, then your paint won’t dry either. • If you’re finding it too hot to be out in the sunlight, chances are it is too hot to paint too. Move to the shady side of
Your Home and Garden1 min cititeBusiness
Can’t Live Without
05 For someone who loves make-up, LiLash Eyelash Serum has become a staple for me. Naturally dark and long lashes make for an effortless morning regime. Nothing like feeling your best self. As the visual merchandising manager for Freedom New Zealand
Your Home and Garden2 min cititeElectrical Engineering & Electronics
Good Habits For The Whole Family
Getting the family up and out the door in time for work and school, then organising after-school activities and who’s doing what, where and when is complicated. And don’t even mention getting dinner ready for the hungry masses. An old-school blackboa
Your Home and Garden1 min citite
Makeover
Beautify your backyard Turn your outdoor spaces into places to entertain. Shade, a pizza oven, fruiting citrus trees and hurricane lamps equate to a garden your guests won’t want to leave. For more of this house, turn the page. ■
Your Home and Garden3 min cititeRegional & Ethnic
Seize A Salad
Why settle for a bowl of limp, soggy leaves, when you can create a satisfying, vibrant salad that surprises and delights? A salad can be a great opportunity to get creative and experiment with colours, textures and flavours. Over the years, I’ve lear
Your Home and Garden5 min cititeArchitecture
All Bright Now
Down a long, narrow driveway, tucked snugly in a corner of the small plot in Auckland’s Western Springs, sits an understated and unassuming cedar-panelled house. The first clue that this simple, clean-lined little building contains something very spe
Your Home and Garden1 min citite
Home Bases Covered
For Kiwis renovating or building a new home, PlaceMakers has a comprehensive range to choose from and can help coordinate everything from design to installation. If it’s inspiration you’re after, PlaceMakers’ nationwide showrooms are a great place to
Your Home and Garden1 min citite
Style Tip
Mixing furniture from different periods helps to make any space feel unique. Take your time gathering art pieces rather than dashing out and buying up a storm so you have something to hang on the walls. It will be a far more considered, cohesive col
Your Home and Garden3 min citite
Eye In The Sky
You could be forgiven for thinking Emma Willetts’ photographs are paintings. Abstract shapes and striking colours dominate her work, which is taken from above. From the salt lakes in Hutt Lagoon, Australia, to Farewell Spit in Golden Bay and the snow
Your Home and Garden2 min citite
Shop Their Style
Do you have any favourite stores/spots for great vintage/ retro finds or has it just been collected here and there over the years? Mostly collected over the years. I love Mr Bigglesworthy and have a few pieces from there, but others have been collec
Your Home and Garden1 min citite
Homes
That ’70s show If you ever needed proof that colour is uplifting, Nikki Kettle’s home is the perfect example. Visitors can’t help but smile when they see this bold retro knot-style mural, which Nikki painted freehand. For more inspiration, turn to pa
Your Home and Garden1 min citite
Out Of The Blue
Ask Kathy and Warwick Baigent why they painted their front door bright blue and the answer is a simple, “It needed a bit more oomph.” It was originally Resene Biscay Blue to match the gutters, but the Baigents thought it needed to have more impact
Your Home and Garden4 min citite
Show Of Colour
After a massive villa renovation in Island Bay in 2018, builders Nikki Kettle and Tom Taylor were determined to find a home that didn’t need any work done. “We said to each other, we can’t do that again. We wanted to find something that was move-in r
Your Home and Garden1 min citite
Get Your Entry In By March 5, 2021 And You Could Be One Of Our Finalists
Email photos and a 200-word or more description of your space to yhg@aremedia.co.nz with your last name and ‘Resene Colour Home’ in the subject line. Please include your name, home address, email address, daytime phone number, the names of the Resene
Your Home and Garden3 min citite
Shop Their Style
What project was your favourite one to tackle in the house? Making the kitchen more functional. It was brand new but it wasn’t designed for modern living and it wasn’t to our taste. Now it’s practical and pretty. What’s the hardest project you’ve t
Your Home and Garden3 min citite
Please Be Seated
As the way we live changes, so too does our relationship with our outdoor spaces. Exteriors are becoming more and more thoughtful, expressing our lifestyles through our choices of outdoor furniture pieces and how we use and display them. Gone are the
Your Home and Garden4 min citite
The Light Fantastic
When Selena McWilliam and Mike Austin first visited the empty 942sqm section at Botanical Heights in Taupo, they were drawn in by its beautiful vista. Its breathtaking view stretched out across the town and its surrounds, towards Lake Taupo and Mount
Your Home and Garden1 min citite
Style Tip
If you’re struggling to visualise how to organise your outdoor furniture, think of your entertaining area as a room. Apply the same furniture-arranging principles as you would inside. Ensure the furniture you choose is suitable for your weather cond
Your Home and Garden2 min citite
Shop Their Style
What areas of your new build did you save on? Splurge on? I don’t like spending money so I stuck to the budget, but splurged on the things that were important to me, like brushed brass tapware, Italian tiles, wool carpet and a beautiful deck. What
Your Home and Garden1 min cititeCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Food
SERVES 6 The only thing better than a ripe peach is one grilled and served with whipped ricotta. Minimal effort required, maximum results. 50g dried muscatels on the vine1½ Tbsp brown sugar¼ cup water500g full-fat ricotta1 tsp finely grated orange
Your Home and Garden4 min citite
Modern Love
You could never accuse Emily Hunt of being afraid of a challenge. Move to New Zealand from Australia? Channel a love of interiors into a design business? Take on a major renovation that others might find too hard? Tick, tick and tick. Sydney-born Emi
Your Home and Garden6 min cititeCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Grill Seekers
SERVES 6-8 Butterflied lamb leg is excellent on the barbecue, especially when treated to a marinade first – it can be left to infuse for as little as an hour, but for the best flavour marinate it overnight. 2 Tbsp oregano, finely chopped, plus extr
Your Home and Garden1 min citite
Hello
I know it wasn’t just me who spent much of 2020’s lockdown looking at my light grey walls over and over on Zoom and cursing my timidity. Why hadn’t I been a whole lot braver and gone for a shade of marigold or a warm tobacco on them? When you’re havi
Your Home and Garden2 min citite
Shop Their Style
+ I always like to reuse or recycle things, mainly because vintage pieces are way cooler and much better made, but also for the environmental aspect. I also think using something old makes the space feel more authentic. + Don’t be afraid to mix and
Your Home and Garden1 min cititeArchitecture
Gardens
There’s something about growing lilies in water rather than the garden – it just feels more exotic. And they’re such delicate beauties. To grow them in a pond or large watertight pot –not a wine barrel, unless it’s waterproofed with heavy plastic – t
Your Home and Garden1 min citite
This month I’m…
Using Summer + Bloom’s Right Hands. It’s a sanitiser masquerading as a hand cream. Two genius Kiwi women put the two together so we no longer have to endure those dry, red hands. Turning on this Cosh light from Freedom. This mushroom shape is at th
Your Home and Garden3 min citite
Natural Selection
For such a handsome home, the entrance to Bronwyn and Bruce Turton’s Horsham Downs place is not an example of letting all your fireworks off at once. Okay, maybe one bang on approach – the Palm Springs-style cedar-covered entrance – but that’s to kee
Your Home and Garden5 min cititeArchitecture
The Constant Gardener
• Cut back whip-like new green shoots on wisteria to five or six leaves. Letting more light in allows the wood to ripen and helps next season’s flower buds form. • Keep camellias and rhododendrons well watered to ensure next year’s buds develop. Mulc
Your Home and Garden1 min cititePopular Culture & Media Studies
Social Club
Book lovers rejoice, this online Kiwi indie bookstore comes with the best reading suggestions – and a very stylish ’gram. @booketybookbooks This talented Kiwi illustrator is all about colour and we are loving it. Her time-lapsed videos are mesmer
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