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homestyle April/May 2017

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

“Is it time to say goodbye to that collected summertime ephemera? How’s your winter-weight bed linen holding up after being stashed in a cupboard for six months?” CAN YOU BELIEVE IT’S AUTUMN ALREADY? I never feel entirely ready to say goodbye to summer, but I do enjoy the opportunity that the change of season offers – autumn’s invitation to turn inwards. The prospect of coats, knits and boots returning to my wardrobe helps ease the transition too… If you’re looking to switch up your home’s interior, you could always start by purging unnecessary clutter. Is it time to say goodbye to that summertime selection of shells and other collected ephemera? How’s your winter-weight bed linen holding up after being stashed in a cupboard for six months? I’m trying to let ‘one in, one…

2 min
you & us

#STYLEYOURSPACE Here, homestyle editor Alice (left, @lineslikes) and Città stylist Sam van Kan (@samlillianvankan) add the finishing touches to one of the bedroom settings we share this issue; shop the scene on page 39. We’d love to see how you bring the look to life, so head to Instagram to enter our #cittahomestyle competition. There’s a $1500 voucher from Città up for grabs, plus a chance to be featured on these pages. #TEXTILEDESIGNAWARD We visited Bolt of Cloth textile design comp winner Nellie Ryan (@nellieryan_design) at her home studio in Auckland to have a natter about her lauded collection of fabric prints, which are available in a range of cushions and also by the metre. Flip to page 50 to find out the motivation behind the patterns in her Bold & Beautiful collection. #HOMESTYLEBEHINDTHESCENES With…

2 min
scout & about

JUST BREATHE How are you? No really, are you okay? You seem a bit stressed. May we suggest some time out in the soothing visual embrace of Emma Hayes’ Cloud wallpaper? Originally created from watercolours and subtly pearlescent, it’s designed to instill calm, while others in the new MM collection offer a more dramatic effect, such as Reflection, a graphic, metallic depiction of light shimmering on water. They’re available in fabric form too. emmahayes.co.nz NEW HORIZONS If you’ve not been to Bolivia, after clocking Città’s winter range, you might want to put it on the list. Drawing on the beauty of the country’s snow-capped peaks, shimmering salt flats and russet earth, it’s all warm colours, chunky textures and simple geometrics. Pictured is the Eve sofa, which we love for its matte black legs…

2 min
top shelf

UPGRADE. EDITED AND PUBLISHED BY GESTALTEN, $100. Open your mind to possibility with this book in which ideas for revamping existing structures are explored in a showcase of amazing European properties. Disused chapels, water towers, workshops, factories, barns and garden dovecotes that have been turned into divine dwellings are profiled in prose and photographs that are incredibly inspiring – it’s recycling taken to extremely beautiful extremes. Admittedly a) the average Joe is unlikely to have the chance to turn the silos of a former factory into an office space, and b) New Zealand’s not as dotted with sturdy historic structures as other parts of the world, but still, there is something in this for all of us. The best argument ever for dreaming of one day residing in a home that…

1 min
all the leaves are brown

The stylist says… Staggering wall-mounted and taller floor items at different heights achieves balance and creates visual interest, while combining two coffee tables in the same ‘family’ adds another intriguing dimension. Tie the room together with accessories that echo your wall colour.…

1 min
and so to bed

RUST & BONE CLOCKWISE FROM TOP Bungalow bedhead, $649/queen, wallacecotton.com. Monstera Deliciosa cushion, $129, boconcept.co.nz. Regal Velvet cushion, $90, alexandcorban.co.nz. Linen duvet cover by In Bed, $329/queen, superette.co.nz. Vintage linen throw, $201, aurahome.com.au. Moss Stitch wool throw, $229, cittadesign.com. Key side table by GamFratesi for Hem, $378, timwebberdesign.com. Noble Tassel cushion, $60, wallacecotton.com. Sove linen pillowcase, $70/pair, cittadesign.com. KHAKI TO SUCCESS CLOCKWISE FROM TOP Basket bedhead, $499/queen, shutthefrontdoor.co.nz. Picnic Stripe alpaca blanket, $320, kateandkate.com.au. Cube side table by Home Industry, $769, homeindustry.net. Fringe cushion, $64, aurahome.com.au. Velvet Kombu quilt cover, $269/queen, kipandco.net.au. Flat sheet, $165/queen, dehei.co. Noble Round Button cushion, $40, wallacecotton.com. Cinnamon linen pillowcases, $135, threaddesign.co.nz.…