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homestyle February/March 2018

homestyle is New Zealand’s freshest home and lifestyle magazine. With a focus on clever ideas and intelligent spending, homestyle offers a mix of accessible luxury and practical inspiration giving you the confidence to create your own living environment with a personal touch. From new homes, to renovations and even rentals, homestyle is the magazine for anyone looking to transform their house into a home.

New Zealand
The Pluto Group Ltd
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6 Issues


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editor’s note

1. Erena Te Paa’s pooch Ziggy is my dog- breed crush – an Italian greyhound. I’m also eyeing up that cane back-rest. 2. These baskets from Madder & Rouge are handwoven in Ghana and just the thing to brighten my home’s monochrome scheme this summer. 3. If the perfect duvet cover shade is eluding you, look no further than The Foxes Den’s bespoke service: they’ll dye their linen covers any colour you like. 4. I was fascinated to hear the history of Ercol at a talk at Auckland s Good Form recently, as told by Henry Tadros, a fourth-generation member of the family-owned UK furniture company. “If an object is difficult to part with, photograph it – it can liberate you from needing to keep it any longer. It’s…

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you & us

#HOMESTYLELOVESCOLOUR Our newest assistant Ted had a great time road- testing the sets at our kids’ colour shoot. Turn to page 38 to see his cameo appearance in the spaces his editor-at-large mum Alice Lines (@ lineslikes , pictured) styled. “A few things may have come home with us for his room,” says Alice. “#shoppingonthejob!” #WHERETHEARTIS Of photographing spatial designer Toni Brandso’s home on page 49, Michelle Weir (@studioweir) says, “It was obvious that Toni is intrinsically an artist. At every turn, her own handmade ceramics and artworks line the walls and shelves, all traces of her creative thoughts and processes.” #HOMESTYLEOUTTAKE There are so many incredible pieces in Charlotte Rust’s @babelogue_shop in Auckland’s Beresford Square, it’s hard to know…

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scout & about

FLYING SAUCERS Italian lighting brand Astep brings together today’s visionaries and iconic designers of the past, among them founder Alessandro Sarfatti’s grandad, Gino. When everyone else was using glass, Gino was experimenting with stronger, lighter methacrylate, from which he crafted this Model 2065 pendant in 1950. We’re never not enchanted by its saucer-shaped diffusers that look as if they’re floating. goodform.co.nz WHAT’S NEW? At Nest, quite a lot, actually: new brands; a new online store; and a new shop, Nest Weekend, at Auckland’s Cheltenham Beach. It’s an apt location given the laid-back vibe of its lovely offerings, like these pieces crafted by fair-trade artisans in Bangladesh and Malawi. nest-direct.com BOOM BOOM POW The artworks in Evie Kemp’s new Still Life series…

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top shelf

Transform a dull corner into something worth noticing with a collection of plants led by a large one. Plant stands and stakes can also play an integral role in a striking display. Trailing devil’s ivy meets a Boston fern in this sweet bedroom scene. Medium-sized plants like the fern are ideal fillers for spots in a room that are too small for furniture but too big to leave empty. (Plant Style photography: Annette O’Brien) PLANT STYLE BY ALANA LANGAN & JACQUI VIDAL, PUBLISHED BY THAMES & HUDSON, $40. Melbournians Alana (an interior stylist) and Jacqui (a gallerist) opened their botanical-wares studio Ivy Muse (@ivymuse_melb) in 2014, hoping to encourage customers to get creative with greenery, and now they’ve taken everything they know and put it into a beautiful,…

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longing looks

Cotton turtleneck, $290; Bella bra, $190; Fliss skirt, $490; Phoebe slip, $430; themercantileonlinestore.com. Rise and Fall Pearl cushion cover, $90, cittadesign.com. Rylie Round cushion, $79, shutthefrontdoor.co.nz. Japanese paper fan, $95, everyday-needs.com. Arch floor lamp, $2090, douglasandbec.com. pendant light, $325, mrbigglesworthy.co.nz. Temuka vase, $95, babelogue.shop. Salt and Sky III, photographic print by Brooke Holm, from $2035, moderntimes.com.au. New Zealand Short Curly Wool bean bag, from $1450, biancalorenne.co.nz. Onyx jar, $184, fourth-st.com. Duo 239 sofa, $5290, cittadesign.com. Agra Knot Duchess rug by Armadillo & Co, from $4600, theivyhouse.co.nz.…

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warm wishes

SUMMER’S IN FULL SWING, AND some classic neutral colours have warmed up to match the weather. Together they form a soft palette that exudes contemporary appeal yet is very easy to work with, allowing you to add your own character to a space without fear of your homeware clashing with your walls.Dulux Cardrona and Glinks Gully are both warm neutrals that sit beautifully alongside soft pinks such as Dulux Maiko and muted oranges like Dulux Motueka. They also work well with the natural materials that are so popular right now, such as timber, stone and linen.When using paint to update a space, keep in mind that you don’t have to change entire walls to make a statement. Consider transforming just your home’s front door, an interior door frame,…