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homestyle August/September 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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loving right now

Yes, I’m obsessed with totes, but we’re all about going #plasticfree. This one’s from Matt Nash’s Antiques Roadshow range; I also love his side hustle @interiorsofnorthland… Aesop’s nourishing Camellia Nut Face Cream has been soothing my parched winter skin. The enchanting tones of this feathered blown-glass vase from fourth-st.com have it sitting high on my wish list. Decorating a home isn’t about creating picture-perfect scenes – it’s about styling spaces in which you can really live with things you love. While producing this issue, a theme emerged around the topic of materials. From lovingly restored timber flooring and a schist path that inches over a doorstep, to bright-yellow steel cladding and polished marble vanities, the homes we’ve profiled all feature materials that imbue them with an ambience that suits…

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copy that

Coma Lantern pendant light by Dwarf, $254, dwarf-tokyo.com. Ottoman by Franco Albini, $1350, tessuti.co.nz. Woodfired Sheepskin, $359, boconcept.co.nz. cushion, $95, indiehome collective.com. Pumpkin tea bowl by Elena Renker, $85, kaolin.store. Zoe linen flat sheet, $160/queen, alexandcorban.co.nz. rug, from $490, cittadesign.com. A&C chair by Pierre Paulin for Ligne Roset, POA, domo.co.nz. Hand Woven ■…

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scout & about

Words: Philippa Prentice GREAT DELIGHT Auckland artist Jen Sievers is a “joy-seeker” who turns the feeling into artworks and blogs on the subject at jensievers.com. Now she’s been invited to be part of Australia’s Greenhouse Interiors’ collective of creatives, and the exuberant series of artworks they’ve collaborated on, titled Big Joy, will bring just that to your eyes and heart. greenhouseinteriors.com.au HOT MESH The Bloom lamp by London-based Kiwi Tim Rundle for Resident is inspired by paper lanterns, though it’s a touch more chic. Light passes through a perforated mesh core onto a frosted glass shade, creating a lovely delicate pattern. It’s available in black and white, and in pendant form too. resident.co.nz WOOD LAND Emma and Dan Eagle have joined forces with artist/sculptor Gidon Bing on…

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winds of change

What do you think – a new-look home for next season? If everything’s feeling a bit flat right now, getting excited about a fresh exterior colour scheme could be just what the doctor ordered.Classic cool tones will never fall out of favour, but trend forecasts show some more welcoming colours are on the horizon. Two of Dulux’s most popular warm whites are the soft and elegant Dulux Cardrona and Dulux Cardrona Half. Pair with a dark grey like Dulux The Remarkables for a contemporary play on traditional black and white. Painting your home is an investment, so you’ll want to choose shades that’ll look great for years to come, but there’s nothing to stop you having fun with your front door – it can easily be repainted if your…

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character arc

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Strolley convertible stroller by Olli Ella, $189, teapea.co.nz. Double Blessing artwork by Tess Guinery, $43/A2, tessguinery.co. Forest Animals mobile by Donsje, $139, littlewhimsy.co.nz. Rainbow stacker by Grimm’s, $65, littleandloved.co.nz. Bear purse by Donsje, $69, littlewhimsy.co.nz. African Animal playset, $110, alexandcorban.co.nz. Tikka rug by Muskhane, $245, teapea.co.nz. Balance board by Wobbel, $325, dappermrbear.com. Rainbow paper party plates, $19/ pack of 12, fatherrabbit.com. Soft Garland Rainbow bunting by Fabelab, $48, littlewhimsy.co.nz. Follow the Rainbow wall hanging by OYOY, $195, dappermrbear.com. My Wild Family book by Laurent Moreau, $40, alexandcorban.co.nz. Embroidered Tobacco pillowcase by Society of Wanderers, $149/pair, teapea.co.nz. ■…

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top shelf

Use wood panelling to make an ordinary bedroom enchanting. Bunks cater to sleep, storage and play. Little Big Rooms , published by Gestalten, $100. A simple piece of string or wire and some pegs is a sweet way to put kids’ creations on display. “The most beautiful moments occur when the uninhibited creativity of little ones manifests in places that originally had a very different function,” say interior designers Melissa Antonius and Lena Schimmelbusch in their introduction to this book. With that in mind, they’ve rounded up loads of fantastic ideas to help you create children’s spaces that encourage them to use their imagination through good old-fashioned techniques like turning a bed into a boat and drawers into a doll’s house. Parents themselves, they’re also familiar…