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homestyle Aug/Sep 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

3 min
editor’s note

RIGHT AT THE START OF PRODUCTION ON THIS issue, homestyle art director Juliette and I visited the Auckland Art Fair. We’d planned to whizz through on our lunch break, but two-and-a-half hours later, we were still there deliberating over potential art purchases. We felt a little guilty about being out of the office for so long, but funnily enough, many of our conversations that afternoon sparked concepts for the stories and styling we’re sharing with you here. In fact, you can read about the intriguing creative practice of one of the exhibiting artists we discovered, Emily Hartley-Skudder, on page 54. “Not only is art a super-easy way to express your personal style, it’s also an ideal springboard for devising a colour palette for your pad.” Having seen a wide range of artworks…

2 min
you & us

#HOMESTYLEBEHINDTHESCENES Who says pink ain’t for the boys? Photographer Melanie Jenkins’ pooch, Steve, had different ideas, strolling onto the set of our Best Dressed story to take a closer look at our blush-hued interior scheme inspired by fashion designer Juliette Hogan’s new collection. This close-up-ready pup knows how to work the camera (check out @flashstudiosnz) and sniff out a chic colour palette; find ways to add SS 2016/17 runway style to your spaces on page 41. #HOMESTYLEGETSCREATIVE Cut to stylist Gem Adams (@blackbirdgem) taking breakfast to the next level with scissors, cloth and a table full of divine finds. See the finished product on page 128 and learn how to make a special yet simple-to-prepare meal for guests – or just because – with recipes for sweet and savoury bites by@organic.ash’…

2 min
scout & about

CLOSET FANS We translate new-season fashion collections into a lookbook of inspiration for your interiors. Flip to page 41. GIVEAWAY! It’s a hard road finding the perfect rug, so yay for Nodi’s new range, Staples (nodirugs.com). Made in India from natural fibres, each Nodi knotted floor covering is unique. This collection was devised with everyday living in mind, with the rugs robust enough to stand up to the rigours of real life while acting as sophisticated design accents. We have one Nodi Looped Jute rug to give away. For more info and to enter, visit homestyle.co.nz/competitions. SWEET SEAT Initially commissioned for a series of boutique alpine properties in Japan, how refined and elegant is the aluminium and ash Odin chair by Jamie McLellan for Resident? Behold its sleek curves, graceful legs and…

2 min
top shelf

IN BLOOM: CREATING AND LIVING WITH FLOWERS, BY NGOC MINH NGO. PUBLISHED BY RIZZOLI. $90. We all love a special occasion when someone says it with flowers, but how about saying it yourself on the regular? With this exquisite book, US photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo, along with artists, designers and tastemakers, suggests new ways in which blooms can be used to enhance daily life. Each chapter is devoted to a different way to incorporate nature’s best into your home and office – in untamed arrangements, as painted blossoms, in paper form, as foraged greenery… As impressive as they look, many of the possibilities are entirely achievable; other more ambitious displays fall squarely into the aspirational category, but there’s nuthin’ wrong with a bit of that. Ooh over the charms of a…

1 min
ruby sparks

3 min
hot-right-now kitchen hues

SAGE ADVICE The inspiration How great is this kitchen by Swedish stylist Emma Persson Lagerberg? The sage green cabinetry is a brave choice, but she has executed the look perfectly. Paired with white painted floorboards, it’s fresh and stylish, with a relaxed Scandinavian vibe. The marble benchtop and splashback add texture and a sense of sophistication, while the natural timber warms everything up. As for the forest green Bentwood chair – what a fantastic accent. Expert style tips DOOR TO DRAWER A new coat of paint is an easy way to refresh a lacklustre kitchen. White will always be a winner, but painting your cabinetry in a subtle shade can really transform the space. OVER & ABOVE If yours is a small kitchen, you’ll want to make the most of every inch. Utilise unused vertical…