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homestyle December/January 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

3 min
editor’s note

IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN, WITH THE END OF THE year rapidly approaching and the flurry of activity that brings – final work commitments, festive get-togethers and shopping for loved ones – all while looking forward to those few precious days of holiday R&R. But why put all your eggs in one basket? If you ask us, there’s no time like the present to put your feet up with your favourite magazine, so this issue’s full of ideas for making your place a relaxing retreat, whether you’re on holiday or not. “If you ask us, there’s no time like the present to put your feet up with your favourite magazine, so this issue’s full of ideas for making your place a relaxing retreat.” Cane and rattan are on trend right now, and perfectly…

1 min
copy that

2 min
you & us

#HOMESTYLEBEHINDTHESCENES Usually the queen of the monochrome palette, stylist Michelle Halford (@ the designchaser ) broke the mould for Screen Test on page 32, for which she used a rattan screen to turn one space into two. “I absolutely love rattan right now,” she says. “I think it goes beautifully with rich colours and velvet accents.” #STYLEYOURSPACE Congratulations to Jared Balle (@ jarednz), whose Auckland living room took the top prize in our latest Style Your Space competition! Styling setups for entertaining is next – be in to win by visiting styleyourspace.nz for tips, then entering on Instagram with #cittahomestyle. #ARTISTATHOME No room in @george sandstudio Carmel Van Der Hoeven’s house is untouched by her mad skills. Check out the laundry – she even made a lidded vessel for the washing powder.…

2 min
scout & about

LAZE OF GLORY Great for the bach or indeed anywhere you want to make lazing around a priority, this rattan lounger is designed by Byron Bay Hanging Chairs. Although it doesn’t in fact hang, it would make for a heavenly chill zone on a covered deck, and be a nifty bed for a toddler. indiehomecollective.com THESE ARE THE DAYS Recently opened in Christchurch is Frances Nation, selling New Zealand-made goods to make your everyday delightful. Time-travelling owner Tessa Peach aims to take customers back to the era of the family-run general store, when things were built to last. She even named the shop after her grandma. francesnation.co.nz HOLA, HOMEWARE Auckland bespoke tailoring boutique Doran & Doran has set up a concept store next door. Casa Doran provides access to brands including Frama…

2 min
top shelf

BOHEMIAN RESIDENCE: METROPOLITAN APARTMENTS & INTERIOR DESIGN, PUBLISHED BY GESTALTEN, $120. Travel the world visiting drop-dead gorgeous homes – all from the comfort of your own couch. This coffee table treat is full of photos and probing Q&As with urbanites in Milan, Tuscany, Venice, Berlin, Cologne, Paris, Nice, London, LA, New York… it’s quite the itinerary. So fasten your seatbelts, guys! Our must-see destinations include the four-storey New York brownstone whitewashed inside and out and turned into two distinct apartments and a studio; the eccentric London townhouse of twin sisters and Tata Naka fashion designers Tamara and Natasha Surguladze, a hotbed of riotous colour and intrigue; and the Nice apartment belonging to furniture designer Stéphanie Marin, where 19th-century frescoes meet rustic terracotta-tiled floors. Pick up this ticket to ride and away…

1 min
in the mood