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homestyle August/September 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

3 min
editor’s note

“The 1930s oak dining set I inherited may have seen better days, but I don’t know if I could part with it – though that doesn’t stop me taking note of new tables and chairs!” FINDING YOUR INTERIOR STYLE MEANS STRIKING that tricky balance between holding on to favourite objects and incorporating up-to-the-moment pieces that reflect the way you’re living now. Not many of us could justify a complete reinvention every year – and would we want to? No – keeping your style up to date is simply about selecting some key new items (whether a focal piece such as a sofa, an assortment of cushions, or an ‘It’ shade for your walls – see page 48) and adding them to the mix of what you already own. This gradual evolution lets…

2 min
you & us

#HOMESTYLEBEHINDTHESCENES Stylist slash graphic designer Sara Black (@stuff_by_sara_black) joined us for our ‘Three Ways With’ story, dreaming up a surrealist set she adorned with a selection of amazing vessels to please all tastes. Mosey over to page 42for our tips on making the most of these precious pieces at your place. #HOMESTYLEOUTTAKE In pots, in vases and on the walls, we spotted plants in every room of the beach house we visited on the Mornington Peninsula near Melbourne (page 106). Its clever owner Josh Reitano (@thesaltedchair) has tapped into texture too, seen here in this ultra-comfy sofa situation. #HOMESTYLEBEHINDTHESCENES After photographer Michelle Weir (@studioweir) captured Here Among the Wild for our story on page 130, we sat her down in front of the camera. She has the ‘Last Word’ on page 138. #TRENDINGNOW…

3 min
scout & about

LEARNING CURVES Those French creatives of the ’20s and ’30s were onto something, say Douglas Snelling and Bec Dowie, aka father-daughter design duo Douglas and Bec. Their impeccable new collection, Arch, takes lessons from a time and place in which furniture was made to bring pleasure on the daily and held on to to be handed down. Well, how could you ever let beauties like these go? douglasandbec.com MANY & VARIED Can’t get behind minimalism? Neutrals leave you cold? Spice up your life with Moroccan-style encaustic tiles from The Tile Depot. Big news in Europe since ages ago and now taking hold here, they’re undeniably enlivening yet have a timeless quality too. tiledepot.co.nz HOW’S THE LUXURY? New to Birkenhead on Auckland’s North Shore is Hart by Partridge Design, which carries an expertly…

2 min
top shelf

INSIDE UTOPIA: VISIONARY INTERIORS AND FUTURISTIC HOMES, PUBLISHED BY GESTALTEN, $110. Somehow still more futuristic-looking than the actual future their designers envisaged, the selection of incredible homes detailed in Inside Utopia is really quite remarkable. The architectural icons featured here and captured in fantastic vintage photos include Pierre Koenig’s 1957 Stahl House in the Hollywood Hills, now a national landmark open to the public, its flat-ceilinged pavilion providing floor-to-ceiling views of shiny, happy LA below. There’s the 1949 Eames House in nearby Pacific Palisades, its steel-framed boxes with transparent panels creating a mosaic of light throughout the home’s interior; Eero Saarinen’s 1953 Miller House in Indiana, with an amazing multicoloured lounge pit; Ray Kappe’s Gertler House in Santa Monica, designed in 1970 with a tree at its centre; and Lou…

1 min
fire power

Kids’ trend Creature comforts Plant the seeds of an enchanted forest with friendly faces, intriguing shapes and reach-out-and-touch textures.…

1 min
future classics

Believers in design that’s made to last yet sitting firmly at the forefront of contemporary invention, Danish design house &tradition blend their elegant Nordic heritage with dynamic creative potential to produce groundbreaking pieces by seriously talented folk. Pictured (from left) are the Formakami pendant lights, Palette table and Catch lounge chair by Jaime Hayon, the Cloud sofa by Luca Nichetto and the Moor rug by All The Way To Paris – happily now available in New Zealand at Dawson & Co’s Auckland and online stores. dawsonandco.nz…