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homestyle Jun/Jul 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

1 min
the cover look

2 min
editor’s note

“In this issue we piece together a picture of what keeping it simple looks like to us in the hope that it helps you create a calmer place to call home.” LATELY, I’VE TRADED IN AFTER-DINNER TV watching for listening to Radio New Zealand Concert. Yes, I know that’s all rather refined – and truth be told, a digital device is usually still within arm’s reach – but I’m doing my best to try to reduce the ‘visual noise’ at home. As winter is a season often associated with introspection, we thought this a good time to share with you the different ways different people simplify their home environments. The homes we visited for this issue all vary in personality and style, but they share a certain quality – the laid-back lifestyle…

2 min
you & us

STYLE YOUR SPACE #HOMESTYLEBEHINDTHESCENES One of our clever homeowners from this issue, Gretchen Lowe, also runs a foodie blog called myweekendtable.co.nz. So we made the most of having our photographer Duncan Innes on hand while shooting her place and snapped a food story while we were there too! Find Gretchen’s recipes for a Persian weekend lunch on page 129, and follow her on Instagram @myweekendtable. #HOMESTYLEGETCREATIVE We’re always keen for creative extra-curricular activities and when Felicity Donaldson of Wundaire told us she’s running workshops, we thought you might like to know too. Learn basic pottery skills and make your own piece to take home at Wundaire HQ Wellington. Visit wundaire.com for details. #HOMESTYLEBEHINDTHESCENES Our editor Alice stepped in as the studio janitor on one of our shoots this issue. Luckily the appropriate attire is on trend…

2 min
scout & about

WE’RE COVETING LOFT LOVING You can stop with the apartment envy, as everything here is available to purchase. Hunting for George’s new Loft Collection includes a curated collection of homewares and furniture alongside their own range of bedware and art. Shop the look at huntingforgeorge.com DAY BED DREAMING Local furniture maker Dan Gillingham of The Earnest Workshop is dedicated to creating pieces that will become part of the family. His Welcome Couch would be the perfect addition to your clan – or ours. $3278. theearnestworkshop.co.nz TEA PEA TWO Wellington homewares store Tea Pea has recently opened the doors to a second bricks-and-mortar store. With more space to fill, they have expanded their offering to include a greater range of furniture and new brands such as Little p, Neon Poodle and Society of Wanderers. Check it out…

1 min
books & pieces

TOP OF THE SHELF DREAM DÉCOR: STYLING A COOL, CREATIVE AND COMFORTABLE HOME WHEREVER YOU LIVE. BY WILL TAYLOR. PUBLISHED BY JACQUI SMALL. $49.99. Will Taylor is one of the world’s leading interior bloggers – and he’s fast becoming one of the world’s leading interior authors as well. Following hot off the press from his first successful book, Bright Bazaar, this offering takes you inside homes across the globe in order to fully prep your design arsenal. Whether you prefer the Mediterranean Marvel, Coastal Retreat, Curious Collector, Hollywood Chic, Italian Rustic, Petite Parisienne or Scandi Comfort, each aesthetic profile shows you how to translate your favourite look into your own home, including tips to incorporate pattern, texture, colour, lighting, furniture and accessories. The CliffsNotes of interiors, we won’t tell if you…

1 min
home reading

MINISCAPES: CREATE YOUR OWN TERRARIUM. BY CLEA CREGAN. PUBLISHED BY HARDIE GRANT. $29.99. Who says you can’t have a garden in your apartment? Terrariums are your answer – and a great option for anyone else who is nature-starved or lacking space, time or patience for maintenance. A miniature landscape with small plants, rocks, soil and moss, all within a clear glass container, these tiny gardens often simulate real life landscapes. Miniscapes will guide you through the process of putting together your own beautiful living sculpture that can be adored all year round, whatever the weather outside – or the lack of space indoors. GREEN KITCHEN SMOOTHIES: HEALTHY AND COLOURFUL SMOOTHIES FOR EVERYDAY.BY DAVID FRENKIEL & LUISE VINDAHL. PUBLISHED BY HARDIE GRANT BOOKS. $60. The people behind the hugely popular Green Kitchen…