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.
This month I’m…
Social club • International interior inspo and a decor-matching dog
Your Home and Garden NZ
Fresh fi nds • The latest looks and products we love
No shade • Opposites attract in this crisp colour pairing
Take a leaf • Bring the beauty of nature indoors with these plant-inspired pieces
Come clean • There’s a vacuum cleaner for every home and every eventuality. Noel Leeming covers all bases in the quest for clean floors
WINDOW FURNISHINGS • Russells consultants help families around the country find the right window furnishing solutions for the way they live. Here are some of their recommendations
Six ways to beat the winter funk • How to look on the sunny side of life when you’re feeling as grey and gloomy as the weather
Paint the town • A Papamoa artist has discovered that when it comes to paint – bigger is better.
Kitchen sink drama • A centrepiece of activity that combines beauty with function – what’s not to like?
Safe haven • After many years living abroad, a small but perfect Auckland cottage caught the homeowner’s eye
SHOP THEIR STYLE • By carefully selecting sophisticated designer pieces and pairing them with some unexpected treasures, this villa is the definition of understated elegance
DESIGNER ELEMENTS • Industrial style, a little French country and grunge luxe is mixed to perfection in this spacious family home in Masterton
SHOP THEIR STYLE • Mixing luxurious French touches with some hefty industrial furniture and features makes for a happy interiors marriage
FRESH START • A would-be holiday house became a cosy home when this family decided to swap city living for adventures in Wanaka
SHOP THEIR STYLE • Light and breezy Byron Bay style is mixed with darker hues and natural materials for a Wanaka-inspired twist
tree house • Childhood memories of the bush and nature inspired the design of this cool home
SERIAL BUILDERS • A husband-and-wife team, who can’t seem to stop building houses, have finally built a home in Kumeu that’s just right
RENOVATION • Dark arts The matte black finish on the benchtops and kitchen island creates drama, but is warmed and tempered with the addition of the wooden cabinetry, dining table and mismatched chairs. For more about this house, turn to page 80.
CAPITAL GAINS • A Wellington couple turned an ugly duckling bungalow into a swan – but not without plenty of hard graft
SHOP THEIR STYLE • Careful selection of some inexpensive homewares in a clever reno hold their own against the one-off pieces
Good clean fun • How to make our new favourite room – the laundry – the most beautiful and functional space in the house
THE BLOCK NZ • In the weeks between two and five, New Zealand went into level 4 lockdown and construction was halted – Connie replaced Janah, there was a shock disqualification and the almighty dinner wars. Drama all right
Tropical escape • A small powder room with an exotic rainforest vibe
THE BIG REVEAL • A husband-and-wife design team dramatically transformed their cramped and dated bungalow
About the renovation
Box of tricks • Create a simple storage shelf using plywood, crates and a smattering of paint
The family way • How to be victorious in the struggle to keep your stylish home from constantly turning into a...