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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
6 Issues

in this issue

2 min
loving right now

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 their owners’ lifestyles. The residents of our Auckland cover home on page 62, landscape designers Sandii McDonald and Jared Reynolds, completely transformed a drab unit with a luxuriously earthy palette of black plywood, knotted-oak flooring and textural soft furnishings – as well as plenty of the plants they love. For fellow Aucklanders Alexandra Cunningham and Sam Brodie (page 76),…

2 min
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 a new fit-out for their Auckland gallery Good Form.…

1 min
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 tastes change.…

1 min
character arc

1 min
top shelf

“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 with the particular searing pain that comes with stepping on rogue pieces of Lego, so the fun is tempered with practical suggestions for channelling the chaos while providing kids with a sense of security. Chapter one: ‘How adults can defend their territory’. IN BRIEF Root to Bloom by Mat Pember…

2 min
a fair to remember

HALCYON LAKE Makers of handcrafted carpets and rugs since the mid-’80s, these guys showed off their new knitted collection produced by artisans in Colombia. Pictured are the Nobsa (below) and Nudo rugs (with an Alky chair by Castelli). halcyonlake.com TIM WEBBER Flying the flag for New Zealand (along with David Trubridge, opposite), Tim Webber’s inaugural Denfair exhibit saw the launch of his latest offerings – pieces including the Dowel pendant light and Pivot coffee table. Want them in your life? They can be made to order now. timwebberdesign.com NEW VOLUMES Each item in this home and office range by Artedomus is made from a single material – a dolomite-based stone called elba sourced from a family-owned quarry in Greece. Eight Aussie designers contributed to Collection 01 – these Hurlysi side tables are by Thomas Coward.…