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homestyle December/January 2020-21

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.

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New Zealand
The Pluto Group Ltd
6 Issues

in this issue

2 min
editor’s note

I love putting together our December/January issue — we’re always fizzing with the anticipation of summer days ahead and the chance to down digital tools. Having a stack of must-reads on hand is one of my top offline priorities for the holidays, so figuring you might feel the same, we’ve filled this issue with more great stories for you to get stuck into. In the past few months, we’ve dodged the spring rain to capture some truly inspiring homes and pulled together a selection to share with you based on the idea of home as a summer sanctuary. This concept can be expressed in many different ways, and we’ve included projects that vary in scale, style and budget, but what they have in common is a certain sense of ease. Their…

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CALIFORNIA, HERE IT COMES For decades, California has been more than just a place — it’s a dream, a vibe, a way of life. As inspired by travel as ever, for their Summer 2020 collection, Coco Republic has brought the Golden State’s enticing ethos and aesthetic to you in the form of new furniture, lighting, objects and then some in organic tones and textures redolent of its iconic coast. With a satisfying solidity and textural finishes, a few of the pieces on our wish list include the Monaco coffee table, Miran vase and Tilo storage box pictured front and centre. cocorepublic.co.nz CHECK ’EM OUT Checks are having a moment and we’re keen to get our hands on these ones. Wellington maker Ruby Joy Eade’s linen and cotton Checkerboard cushions are machine-quilted but have…

1 min
come spy with me

You’ll get to Hôtel le Sud in the resort town of Juan-les-Pins in good time, and for now you can easily borrow ideas for updating your boudoir in its image. Interior architect Stéphanie Lizée drew on the hotel’s relaxed, southeastern France setting in her use of crafted details that effortlessly articulate a laid-back summery ambience. That classic French je ne sais quoi strikes again in this bedroom in the understated yet highly effective trim painted around the headboard and at the top of the wall, and in the combo of organic shapes, natural materials, sunshiny yellows and calm neutrals. We’ve sourced some stuff to help you get le look:…

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on the shelf

Road Trip Cooking by Arno & Mireille van Elst (Hardie Grant, $33) Caterers and food stylists Arno and Mireille always take the scenic route and believe you can eat well on it. With this book, the drive to get organised and the odd supermarket stop-off, you can forgo takeaways for days and everything on toast on your next roadie in favour of a much more delicious and nutritious menu that we predict will be a highlight of your trip. In four key chapters, you’ll find super-simple recipes for morning, afternoon, evening, nibbles and drinks. Give eggs and bacon sizzled in paper bags over your campfire the green light, and bread baked in a tin on the barbecue. Prep some spiced apples, secure them under the hood, then serve them sweet and hot…

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room with a view

Look at this space and what do you see? Virtually unrecognisable from other offerings, this fireplace and TV form a minimal focal point you can customise to your liking. Available in various sizes and finishes and a range of fuelbeds, Escea’s DS Series fires use Zero Clearance tech to keep the wall cool, so Samsung The Frame 4.0 TVs can become part of the architecture above them. The latter provide high-end entertainment when they’re on and high art when they’re not by displaying your picks from an online gallery within a bezel in the colour of your choice. Ours is screening Aleph by Anuar Patjane Floriuk, its natural wonder well suited to this palette of raw, textural materials. Learn how you can go bespoke at: escea.com/flame-meets-frame.…

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in it together

Reset. Retreat. Nourish. The names of the palettes alone are uplifting and soothing. And the paints themselves? Let’s take a look… The Dulux Colour Forecast 2021 is both a reflection of where we are now and where we’re headed. At its heart is connection — with ourselves, our loved ones, our communities, our environment, our homes. Each of the three hero palettes has been curated with a focus on natural colours and textures that provide familiarity and security while looking to a brighter future. Off-whites to blue-greens to energetic reds, the Reset palette provides gentle encouragement to keep your chin up and remember to have some fun. Renew your outlook with this playful range of shades that includes subtle hints of the ’70s. Enrich your interior with a blend of hues and…