Your Home and Garden

magazine Jan 01 2021 · Your Home and Garden

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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 • Summer essentials, bold bathrooms and puppy love

Your Home and Garden


Fresh finds • The latest looks and products we love

The armchair traveller • Dreaming of that time we can take an overseas vacay? In the meantime, turn your home into an exotic holiday destination

The Cote d’Azur • Ah, the French Riviera, playground of rich and famous. It’s stripes and sun loungers to the fore

CLEVER KITCHENS • Smart appliances and stylish serveware that can easily cater for a crowd

ULTIMATE ENTERTAINERS • Welcoming friends for a long lunch is one of the joys of summer. Now it’s even easier than before

Marrakech • Channel souk-chic with brass, lanterns and lashings of colour. Our inspiration here is one of the rooms in the world-famous El Fenn Hotel in Morocco

The Hamptons • Whitewashed, bright and sophisticated, this beachy vibe is effortless elegance

Summer lovin’ • Instead of rushing about in the heat in the name of holiday fun, slow your pace and take time to relax and recharge

Top finds this month

Future stock • The Made of Tomorrow homeware creators prioritise sustainability in their elegant designs


Paradise in Papamoa • Influenced by exotic holidays, one family set about building their own resort with touches of Byron Bay and Bali

SHOP THEIR STYLE • Bali and Byron Bay meet at sunny Papamoa for a look that’s relaxed and fun all rolled into one

TO THE ISLAND • With its verdant garden, minimalist interiors and abundance of light, this sanctuary redefines the traditional family home

Ways to decorate your home sustainably

CABINS AT ALTITUDE • Eleanor Ozich loves making people feel at home so much, she created two simple but detail-rich tiny retreats to play host in

Raspberry & poppy seed crumble slice

Art of contentment • With its free-spirited style, this sunny home is a beautiful reflection of the family who live and work here

SHOP THEIR STYLE • Rattan and cane mix with soft colour, gentle pattern and a minimalist touch for a home that’s restful and relaxing


Bay dream believer • A long-time renter saw the potential in a rundown Wellington townhouse that others dismissed on first viewing

Problems & solutions

Renovation worksheet

Showers forecast • The outdoor bathroom is increasingly becoming a regular feature in the backyard

Slices of heaven • Savouring the taste of homemade pizza from your handmade pizza oven? It doesn’t get much better than that


SCANDI STYLE • A dark and gloomy Te Puna home is given a light, bright makeover with a nod to modern European flair

Style tips

Her dark materials • A striking black and white kitchen plays on form and colour to create a space ripe for entertaining

COOL runnings • We all love a long, hot summer – except when the heat becomes oppressive. Here’s our guide to staying cool

Clean sweep • Nicola Turner’s career once involved convincing shoppers to buy more, but these days she’s an advocate of living with less. Here are some of her household hacks


Freeze frame • No ice-cream machine? No problem. These no-churn frozen treats are a snap


The constant gardener • The summer plants that will stand you in good stead for the cooler months

Airs and...

Your Home and Garden