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homestyle Apr/May 2016

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
6 Issues

in this issue

2 min
editor’s note

“As autumn beckons, the bedroom is an obvious candidate for a mini-makeover; one that doesn’t require anything structural.” AS I WRITE THIS, I NOTICE IT’S THE FIRST evening that there’s a light chill in the air. This is a sign that it’s time to start feathering the nest for the dark evenings and rainy weekends ahead. While this may sound a bit gloomy, don’t despair – there’s a lot to be said for the activities associated with cosy nights in. As autumn beckons, the bedroom is an obvious candidate for a mini-makeover; one that doesn’t require anything structural. Mine is going to be a place for curling up under a chunky wool throw on a Friday night with a fresh series on Netflix, and as many early nights as possible so I…

1 min
you & us

#HOMESTYLEBEHINDTHESCENES It really is a family affair at homestyle, with the occasional other half getting roped in as a styling assistant. Our stylist Gem Adams (with the help of her husband Nathan Speeden) shares three different ways to utilise a pendant light on page 26. #HOMESTYLELOVESFLOWERS We love discovering creative collaborators on Instagram. This issue @missdahliamay, aka Lydia Reusser, joined us for some botanical styling. Follow her flower-strewn path online or on page 124. #DULUXCOLOUR Thinking about adding more colour to your interior, but unsure where to start? Check out Dulux Colour Chat for online advice from designer Tina Stephen of Roomie every Tuesday and Thursday at dulux.co.nz. homestylenz homestyle.co.nz homestylemag…

2 min
scout & about

WE’RE COVETING SOFT AS VELVET This gorgeous new Sybilla headboard in soft pink velvet will give your boudoir a real sense of decadence. Add the velvet quilted throw and linen bedware and you’ll have a room you’ll never want to leave. gorgi.co.nz TAKE A SEAT Citta Design’s comfortably curvaceous and space-savingly stackable 3D Dining Chair is a smart choice whichever way you look at it. Made from natural oak ply with metal legs, these chairs will form the perfect complement to a minimalistic dining space. $660 each from cittadesign.com THE VIEW FROM DOWN HERE Shaped in cooperation with Danish cabinetmakers, Nofred’s Mouse Chair inspires play and learning, while melding naturally into daily life. Sustainably crafted in Europe in oak plywood with non-toxic paint, the robust chair is a cheerful piece of furniture that will blend favourably…

1 min
books & pieces

TOP OF THE SHELF INFINITE SPACE: CONTEMPORARY RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIORS. EDITED BY JAMES SILVERMAN AND ROBERT KLANTEN. PUBLISHED BY GESTALTEN. $70. Dream about your dream home with the help of this compilation of inspirational houses, each complete with its own breathtaking view. Photographed by renowned architecture photographer James Silverman, Infinite Space showcases every kind of dream space imaginable – from a remote mountain cabin in Norway, to a sensuous desert oasis in Morocco. Featuring a series of images capturing elements which absorb, reflect or deliberately break with their surroundings, Infinite Space, the book, shows how ‘infinite space’, the concept, has established itself as a key facet of contemporary architecture around the world. Go forth and get lost within its pages.…

1 min
home reading

SHADES OF GREY. BY KATE WATSON-SMYTH. PUBLISHED BY RYLAND PETERS. $45. “Shades of grey” is a pretty common phrase – and no wonder, when there are over 500 of them. So before you go willy-nilly splashing three or four across your walls, may we suggest you check out this book by respected interiors journalist Kate Watson-Smyth. Colour psychology expert Karen Haller suggests it too: “Everyone wants to paint their houses grey at the moment,” she says, “but it’s one of the most difficult colours to get right. Get it wrong and a room will be cold and dark, possibly even energy-sapping. Get it right, and your home will look fresh, sophisticated, and modern.” TINY HOUSES IN THE CITY.BY MIMI ZEIGER. PUBLISHED BY RIZZOLI. $60. Lots of people still dream of a…

1 min
down to earth