Your Home and Garden

Your Home and Garden March 2021

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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1 min
shop their style

Honesty box Save vs splurge: We were lucky when we moved to Christchurch. I have a lot of family with great taste and we inherited some beautiful things, like our bed. I’ve been a musician my whole life so I’m used to being broke and struggle to spend money on anything, but my Jane Barry painting was a splurge, as was the gorgeous brass planter that holds one of our monsteras. What’s one thing you would change about your home if you could? If we owned, we would build a mezzanine bed in the main bedroom. The high diagonal ceiling space is wasted and it would open up the floor space for a wardrobe and potentially a home office. I’d also get rid of the red walls in the kitchen. Renter hacks + Splurge…

1 min

Sofa, so good It’s your furniture and you should be able to have it exactly as you want it, right down to having it made in New Zealand. Freedom has come up with a sofa selection perfect for the Kiwi lifestyle that can be used as a starting point. Customise your couch from the size and colour through to any one of 66 new Warwick Fabrics. Choose from three new styles, including the family-friendly Amberley (pictured), then make it work for you. Bonus points – the knowledge you’re supporting local manufacturers.…

7 min
retro love

What was it that drew you to this house? Aslan: I’ve always been drawn to ’70s design as it modernises really well. The house had been rented for 5-10 years, so it was tired but we could see the potential to modernise without the need for significant structural changes. And secondly, the gully aspect. You’re sitting at canopy height, looking out over 200-year-old kahikatea. I knew there’d be a deck on that side of the house, and from the dining and lounge you could also look out across the treetops. Kim: I loved the urban setting with the privacy of the bush outlook, which is really hard to find. The house had a nice vibe, despite being very rundown. And we knew we could easily work with the floor-to-ceiling windows and the…

5 min
courtyard cool

A well-considered garden design references not only the architecture of the building it surrounds, but also the wider landscape including its natural and cultural heritage. For Di Lucas, one of New Zealand’s leading landscape architects it was a given that the award-winning design of Marokapara, her Otautahi Christchurch base would take those three factors into account. Adding to the complexity is the fact that her home is on a tight inner-city site, which also accommodates her landscape office, Lucas Associates. Despite these constraints the garden is a place of quiet beauty and elegance, subtly revealing its deeper connections as you linger and explore. Di and partner Paul Michael live in a two-storey Manchester Street duplex designed in 1946 by art deco architect Colin Lamb. The northern townhouse was purchased in 1991…

6 min
how to style

Build height Start with a vase layered up on a round tray to compliment the shape of the table, building height from the middle (you can place this off-centre). Next add candlesticks that wrap around this shape – it could be a set of candle holders that are placed around the vase or, try the Nunatak candle holder by Nedre Foss used here. Add a stack of books and repeat the rounds with a mix of trays and bowls in varying sizes – these can be used to keep all your essentials organised, like remotes, matchboxes for your candles and coasters. Finally, add decorative objects on top of your stack of books for a personal touch such as a shell, and fill your vase with an interesting plant or greenery arrangement. Divide…

6 min
the constant gardener

Your outdoor diary Get hip Gather ye rosehips while ye may and make vitamin-C rich rosehip syrup, tea and jelly or pick a few for the vase. Do leave some on the bushes though – both for the birds who love to eat them and for their brilliant colour in these rapidly shortening days. Good roses for hips include: Rosa moyesii with its large flagon-shaped hips; Rosa rugosa, whose hips resemble cherry tomatoes; or Rosa spinosissima, aka the Scotch rose, which has unusual purplish black ones. Also worth investigating is the dog rose, Rosa canina with its abundance of ovoid orange hips, and Rosa filipes ‘Kiftsgate’ whose hips are tiny, red and plentiful. GET BUSY FRUIT • Prune blackcurrants, removing spindly, crossing-over or dead canes. One-third of all canes may be removed each year…