homes-to-love
This Auckland villa renovation took more than a decade to complete

This Auckland villa renovation took more than a decade to complete

The classic versatility of black and white was the starting point for the Sutherland-Tolley villa renovation Meet & greet: Josie Sutherland (director of Kohab) and Darren Tolley (bar/restaurant owner), daughter Sidney, seven, and rescue cat Pip. As...
decoration - 2022-01-23 21:49:22
Four of your summer gardening questions answered

Four of your summer gardening questions answered

The experts at Kings Plant Barn are here to help How do I transplant a reasonably mature fruit tree" This depends on how big it is, what type of tree it is, the time of year and where it is going. If it is a large tree, only specific landscapers...
decoration - 2022-01-21 21:48:57
Style trends you need to know about for 2022

Style trends you need to know about for 2022

The 22 interior trends we’ll be seeing everywhere this year 1. Taste of Morocco Warm saturated colour palettes, oodles of texture and intricate detailing are inspirations drawn from the North African nation. Rebecca Jones, design manager for...
decoration - 2022-01-19 21:52:04


8 stylish umbrellas to protect you from the sun’s rays this summer

8 stylish umbrellas to protect you from the sun’s rays this summer

Protect against the sun’s rays in style with these umbrellas. With temperatures soaring across New Zealand, it’s more important than ever to be sun smart – do it in style with one of these umbrellas. Tassel umbrella around $123, from Weekend...
decoration - 2022-01-18 21:55:01
12 essentials for a day at the beach

12 essentials for a day at the beach

These summer essentials you need for a fun day on the sand. Kiwis love spending their summer days at the beach – these essentials will ensure you’re protected from the sun, are well fed and hydrated, and have a little fun in the sun! Bestway...
decoration - 2022-01-17 21:53:24
The third Resene Colour Home Awards finalist’s home is inspired by it’s extended harbour views

The third Resene Colour Home Awards finalist’s home is inspired by it’s extended harbour...

This home?s Cape Cod-style and its sweeping sea views made choosing a colour palette easy Meet & greet Keryn (planner) and Jeffrey Broughton (consultant), Rosie, eight, Bill, six, and Izzy, three. Keryn and Jeffrey Broughton spent a year poring over...
decoration - 2022-01-16 21:48:51
11 stylish diaries to start the new year

11 stylish diaries to start the new year

Kick-off 2022 with a stylish diary in hand In the blink of an eye, the Christmas break is now over and we are all in the midst of returning to work, school or university. Start the year with a clean (and stylish) slate with one of these 2022...
decoration - 2022-01-14 21:50:07
This rundown Taranaki villa has been transformed into the ultimate summer sanctuary

This rundown Taranaki villa has been transformed into the ultimate summer sanctuary

A New Plymouth home that could be in Bali Meet & greet Ginny Niwa (former nurse, now stay-at-home mum and interior design student) and Chad Niwa (builder, Chad Niwa Building), Indi, two, and Billy the English bulldog. Ginny and Chad Niwa have always...
decoration - 2022-01-14 21:50:07


A brief history of the Luxembourg chair

A brief history of the Luxembourg chair

Variously known as the Senat chair and Paris garden chair, it’s as much a symbol of Paris as the Eiffel Tower Where will I see one" Jardin du Luxembourg is its natural habitat, as is the Tuilleries and Palais-Royal gardens in Paris. But also the...
decoration - 2022-01-14 21:50:07
See inside this contemporary Christchurch home with seamless indoor-outdoor flow

See inside this contemporary Christchurch home with seamless indoor-outdoor flow

Meet & greet Jonathan Kennedy (architect), Fiona McIlraith (commercial manager), Jackson, eight, and Archer, one. Jonathan Kennedy has come home. He grew up on a 1600sqm Merivale site, studded with mature trees a hop, skip and jump from...
decoration - 2022-01-13 21:50:55
The second 2022 Resene Colour Home Awards finalist has created a nostalgic bach feel home with a twist

The second 2022 Resene Colour Home Awards finalist has created a nostalgic bach feel home with a twi...

This determined homeowner didn?t rest until she found the perfect nautical hue Meet & greet Holly Spooner (upholsterer and soft furnishing designer), Brett Cameron (owner of Coverup Upholstery) and Skeeter the French bulldog. In pursuit of a shade...
decoration - 2022-01-11 21:53:37
Eleanor Ozich shares her three salad dressings for summer

Eleanor Ozich shares her three salad dressings for summer

Turn those fresh and crisp greens from a side dish into a star attraction with these saucy suggestions Summer brings an abundance of fresh produce, and the best way to highlight summer salads is with a repertoire of incredible salad dressings. Easy...
decoration - 2022-01-01 21:52:58
Meet the creative duo from interior styling business Places & Graces

Meet the creative duo from interior styling business Places & Graces

Two creative women make life more colourful through their interior styling and property staging work Kate Alexander started her styling business, Places & Graces, on a whim. For the first two years she worked solo, with no real plan to hire staff or...
decoration - 2021-12-29 21:53:30


This home celebrates the view with a well-positioned outdoor bath

This home celebrates the view with a well-positioned outdoor bath

A home in the hills above Muriwai provides the ideal rural retreat for a couple in need of an escape from city living In the quest to find balance between city and country life, Hannah Gordon and her husband Brooke found it was possible to combine...
decoration - 2021-12-28 21:59:51
This striking Christchurch home features pockets of inspiration from both here and abroad

This striking Christchurch home features pockets of inspiration from both here and abroad

A young family built a home in Christchurch that is a red-hot favourite with them Meet & Greet Myles Laing (managing director, Laing Properties), Lucinda Laing (dental assistant), and Mackenzie, eight months. The Design Myles Laing is no stranger to...
decoration - 2021-12-23 21:50:07
This stunning restored villa combines elegant styling with festive florals

This stunning restored villa combines elegant styling with festive florals

An Auckland restored villa has blossomed over the past three years and is now the merriest of places to be for the Goddard family. For Josh and Fiona Goddard, Christmas this year will be their most exciting yet. For the first time, they get to...
decoration - 2021-12-22 21:50:49
This modern mid-century new build in Byron Bay is a lesson in style

This modern mid-century new build in Byron Bay is a lesson in style

The decorations are up and the kids excited to spend Christmas in their mid-century inspired home To say the least, this was an ambitious project ? a couple with three young children deciding to tackle their vision of designing and building every...
decoration - 2021-12-20 21:54:12
6 simple ways to make Christmas a touch more sustainable this year

6 simple ways to make Christmas a touch more sustainable this year

A few simple ways to be kinder on the planet this festive season with sustainable Christmas gifting Rethink your wrapping It?s hard not to fall for wonderful Christmas wrap, but if the mountains of glossy paper left over after the giftgiving...
decoration - 2021-12-19 21:50:59
Inside artist Maiko Nagao’s newly renovated home decorated for Christmas

Inside artist Maiko Nagao’s newly renovated home decorated for Christmas

In artist Maiko Nagao Irvine?s newly renovated home DIY comes naturally ? as do the Christmas decorations In 2018 Maiko Nagao Irvine and Mike Irvine?s Birkdale home in Auckland graced the cover of Your Home and Garden magazine. Small, cosy and...
decoration - 2021-12-18 21:49:23
12 engaging tomes to gift the book-lover in your life this Christmas

12 engaging tomes to gift the book-lover in your life this Christmas

Books make the best presents and are always gratefully received. Here are 12 great options to gift the book-lover in your life Clockwise from top left: Wonderland by Annie Leibovitz ($140, Phaidon). A brilliant anthology of 350 of her fashion...
decoration - 2021-12-17 21:49:49
8 unexpected Christmas decorating ideas you’ll want to try this year

8 unexpected Christmas decorating ideas you’ll want to try this year

Decking the halls is a great mood enhancer, so try some of these on for size Throw some shade The creatives of the world will always seek to find new ways to represent the Christmas tree. This is a brilliant and easy take on it. Take five parasols...
decoration - 2021-12-16 22:27:41
Give your bedroom a new look with this DIY bedside table

Give your bedroom a new look with this DIY bedside table

Our DIY expert Nikki Kettle shows us three clever ways to make your own DIY bedside table You will need: ? Bedside table ? Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer ? Paint brush ? Roller ? Dowel 8mm ? Handsaw ? Caulking gun ? Construction glue ?...
decoration - 2021-12-16 22:27:41
Eleanor Ozich shares her 21 fun and planet-friendly stocking filler ideas

Eleanor Ozich shares her 21 fun and planet-friendly stocking filler ideas

Spread some joy in a considered, mindful way and have yourself a merry, eco-friendly Christmas with these 21 planet-friendly stocking filler ideas When it comes to Christmas, I value slow, sustainable and intentional gift giving. I opt for quality...
decoration - 2021-12-14 21:55:17
Six clever eco Christmas gift ideas

Six clever eco Christmas gift ideas

A few simple ways to be kinder on the planet this festive season. Rethink your wrapping It?s hard not to fall for wonderful Christmas wrap, but if the mountains of glossy paper left over after the giftgiving extravaganza leaves you wincing, why...
decoration - 2021-12-14 21:55:17
An interior designer shares her 5 golden rules for kitchen design

An interior designer shares her 5 golden rules for kitchen design

Designer Annique Heesen from Gezellig Interiors offers advice for killer kitchens   Be it small and unassuming or large and glamorous, the kitchen?s importance as a gathering point, a hub and the heart of the home remains the same. With open-plan...
decoration - 2021-12-14 21:55:17
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