Your Home and Garden shows you how to create a home that reflects your personal style. From decorating tips to easy DIY craft projects and expert gardening advice, it is packed with inspiring and affordable ideas for when you are renovating, building or simply updating your home.
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Your Home and Garden
YOUR Shopping • New products, places, trends and looks we love
Fresh finds • What’s new in homeware from our place to yours
Plate escape • The spring table is a light and airy affair with places set in tones of sea foam, sage and chalk for a breezy, brunchy vibe
Fringe festival • The new wave of wall hangings are a mix of textures and techniques – in a colour palette pinched from the natural world
Art & soul • Painter Sofia Minson channels her unique life experiences into distinctive artworks that hang in homes and galleries all over the world
Super greens • Shop with a conscience and opt for sustainable homewares that sacrifice nothing in style
11 EASY ECO SWAPS • By switching this for that, you can make your household tread more lightly on the earth
THE ECO BATHROOM
A Grecian niche • Summon the muses by creating a reading nook decorated with smooth stone and earthenware, classical statuary and the soft tones of clay
Draw the line • Simple line drawings are snaking their way onto everything from cushions to candles to ceramics
YOUR Homes • Creative and inspiring New Zealand homes with heart
Candy land • Building new was this homeowner’s chance to run with her love of colour and create a home that makes you smile whether you’re inside or out
SHOP THEIR STYLE • Splashes of pastels and golden desert tones bring a light-hearted Palm Springs vibe to this seaside home
Sun seeker • This beautiful, yet robust, family home in Nelson is built for maximum sun, catching rays all day long from its lofty spot
SHOP THEIR STYLE • Subtle coppery highlights and artworks in soft, earthy tones bring the spice to this light-filled contemporary home
Just the business • Rather than upsizing their small home, this family have made it work extra hard, squeezing a workspace, a film studio and plenty of play within its walls
JULIE’S TIPS FOR LIVING IN A SMALL HOME
SHOP THEIR STYLE • An all-white interior is balanced with peachy pink and apricot, punches of pattern and unique homemade decor
Yes we can • They call it The Can House – a compact family home built inside a ’can’ or shipping container lined with warm plywood, clever storage and ingenious ideas
KIMBERLY’S TOP 3 WAYS TO GO ECO
SHOP THEIR STYLE • Plain furnishings in amber and robin’s egg blue avoid competing with the ply interior, while hand-thrown ceramics add artisanal flair
Entries are open! • Have you used Resene paints at your place? You could win $5000 Get your entry in by 27 October 2019 and you could be our first finalist
YOUR Renovation • Expert advice on home alterations, extensions and updates
Wild at heart • An untamed farm and basic barn house looking out towards Waihi Beach was the ideal project for this handy family
Kate’s favourite vintage pieces
Light relief • With a close eye on the budget, an Auckland couple have transformed a compact 1970s do-up into a light, bright and inviting home
SARAH PEPWORTH HEAD OF MARKETING
6 kitchens + 6 budgets • From a brilliant bargain makeover to a decadent designer overhaul, these six kitchens have been totally transformed
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