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Your Home and Garden

Your Home and Garden March 2020

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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.

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New Zealand
Language:
English
Publisher:
Are Media Pty Limited
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
hello

We don’t put bathrooms on the cover of Your Home and Garden very often – interesting ones are hard to come by and they can also be tricky to shoot. But when we saw designer Vic Bibby’s gorgeous ensuite with its pink basin, blue tiles and luxe brass hardware, we knew it was a serious cover contender for this, our bathroom issue. Find out how she created this glorious space, and learn her insider tips for designing small bathrooms, in our special renovation report on page 82. The other theme we’re exploring in this issue is decorating with white. The shade has become so common in our homes that it’s starting to feel a bit safe, so we have a guide on page 102 on how to use it successfully and…

1 min.
social club

TRENDING ON HOMESTOLOVE.CO.NZ 10 things every stylish home on Instagram has – and where to buy them TOP POST ON INSTAGRAM This jetty-inspired pool walkway offers a unique way to connect the home with the outdoors INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS WE’RE LOVING PET OF THE MONTH FOUR-YEAR-OLD PERSIAN BLUEBERRY LIVES WITH HER TWO DOGGIE SIBLINGS, BILLY AND BELLA, IN A HOLIDAY-STYLE HAVEN IN FOXTON BEACH. SEE MORE OF BLUEBERRY’S BEACH HOUSE ON PAGE 62. E:NEWSLETTER Sign up to our newsletter and get a weekly dose of inspiration straight to your inbox. Visit yourhomeandgarden.co.nz/signup. INSTAGRAM We love seeing images from our #yourhomeandgarden community. @yourhomeandgarden…

2 min.
fresh finds

BEDDING SOFT SERVE The cushy washed fabric and serene aquamarine hue make the Elysian duvet cover set by Linen House an easy addition to the bedroom. Just add the matching euro cushions and get snoozing. Duvet set, from $169, cushions, $39, from Farmers. linenhouse.co.nz LIVING SO STUMPED SPRUCE UP YOUR SITTING ROOM WITH THIS SET OF OAK-LOOK TABLES, $55 FOR TWO, FROM KMART.CO.NZ. DINING SITTING PRETTY THE PAUSE DINING CHAIR, BY WOUD DESIGN, IS AN INSTANT CLASSIC. $699 FROM CAPRICHO.CO.NZ. BEDROOM Frame game The Citta Arc bed, made from oak and oak veneer, is on our wish list for a bedroom makeover. You can also purchase the bed base and bedhead individually. From $3390 for queen size. cittadesign.com BABY Baby bloom If you’re hunting for the perfect baby-shower gift or something sweet (and handy) to add to a nursery, this fitted bassinet sheet also…

1 min.
dish the dirt

SAVE SPLURGE SAVE 1 Burgon & Ball hand fork, $29.95, from Gubba, on Fog Linen brass hook, $18, from Father Rabbit. 2 Wooden paper pot maker, $29.99, from Shut The Front Door. 3 Kiwi Garden pot, $8.50, and olive tree, $10, both from The Warehouse. 4 Dibber, $18, from Tony Sly Pottery. 5 Linear pot, $8.50, from Kmart. 6 Stainless-steel trowel, $18.99, from Kings Plant Barn. 7 Hand rake, $19.90, from Father Rabbit. 8 Stainless-steel secateurs, $22.99, from Kings Plant Barn. SPLURGE 1 Seedling potter, $59.90, from Father Rabbit. 2 Capra Designs etch pot, $79, from Surprise Surprise, with ficus, $20, from The Warehouse. 3 Capra Designs etch pot, $79, from Surprise Surprise. 4 Sophie Conran trowel, $59.90, from Good Thing. 5 Sophie Conran hand rake, $79, from Father Rabbit. 6 Ars…

6 min.
cloth of ages

Nikau Hindin (Te Rarawa, Ngapuhi) is reviving the ancient art of making aute (Maori barkcloth or tapa cloth) – a skill that, up until now, hadn’t been practised here for over a century. She is based in Gisborne, where she gained her masters of creative practice at Toihoukura, the School of Māori Visual Art & Design, following her honours degree in fine arts at the University of Auckland. What is aute? ‘Aute’ is the name of both the paper mulberry plant and the finished barkcloth. When the aute plant is 18 months old, it’s cut; I make an incision in the bark and peel it off the stalk. This leaves the white, sappy inner bark, which I scrape and beat with shells and wooden beaters. It expands into cloth more than…

4 min.
tap lessons

STYLE TIP KEEP DARK COLOUR SCHEMES FROM LOOKING DULL BY INCLUDING REFLECTIVE SURFACES TO BOUNCE LIGHT AROUND THE ROOM. THINK GLOSSY TILES, SHINY BRASS TAPWARE AND OVERSIZED MIRRORS. TRY A NEW TAKE ON THE CLASSIC COMBINATION OF WHITE AND WOOD WITH ACCENTS OF BLUSH PINK AND TILES WITH AN IMPERFECT, NATURALISTIC FEEL. BRASS HARDWARE ADDS THE GLAM. EMBRACE BOLD COLOUR AND GRAPHIC SHAPES IN THE BATHROOM FOR A PLAYFUL EFFECT. THE FEEL-GOOD FACTOR WORKS PARTICULARLY WELL IN BATHROOMS DESIGNED FOR KIDS OR GUESTS.…