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homestyle Oct/Nov 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

3 min
editor’s note

“Rather than getting stuck in with rubber gloves and a bucket full of suds, we’re opting to shake up our interiors with some super-fresh finds.” AFTER A FEW FALSE STARTS IN THE PAST MONTH, we’re quietly confident that we can now enjoy the spring in our step that this new season brings. At this time of year, our attention invariably turns to the good old ‘spring clean’. But rather than getting stuck in with rubber gloves and a bucket full of suds, we’re opting to shake up our interiors with some super-fresh finds. The kitchen and bathroom are obvious places to start on a mini-makeover, and although they’re the hardest-working rooms in your home, you don’t have to compromise on style for these spaces to fulfil their functional duties. I was on…

1 min
you & us

#HOMESTYLEBEHINDTHESCENES Photographer Wendy Fenwick and photography assistant Nick Fletcher perfect the lighting for Level With Me, our ‘Three ways with’ shoot styled by homestyle editor Alice. To see the finished result, turn to page 28. #TEAMHOMESTYLE Alice (centre), art director Juliette (left) and deputy editor Philippa look over the final selection of homes in our Spring issue. We hope they encourage you to throw open your doors and refresh your digs for the warmer weather ahead. #HOMESTYLELOVESCOLOUR Alice and Juliette put the finishing touches on a flatlay for our colourful new series with Resene. Each issue we’ll be sharing dynamic paint duos, drawing inspiration from our team moodboard, be it nature scenes, fashion looks we love or our current art obsessions. Flip to page 26 to discover how Juliette styled this pairing…

2 min
scout & about

WE’RE COVETING GO LIGHTLY Spice up your digs with pieces from Lightly’s new collection, Cinnamon, in deliciously earthy tones and tactile forms. The range features 35 tabletop, lighting, dining and living items, including terracotta ceramics in a first for the brand, and accessories to sprinkle round your office in that gorgeous solid brass Lightly’s become known for. collected.co.nz SUSPENDED ANIMATION We can’t stop, won’t stop marvelling over Spanish design star Jaime Hayon’s Palette table for &Tradition. Inspired by Alexander Calder’s kinetic sculptures, it combines an intriguing mix of materials (brass, ash timber, marble and steel) into a piece at once arty and functional. It’s one brilliant balancing act. dawsonandco.nz BURNING LOVE To step into Curio Noir’s flagship Auckland store designed by Rufus Knight is to be transported to another realm – one that…

2 min
top shelf

BOOK CLUB LOOSE LEAF, BY WONA BAE & CHARLIE LAWLER. PUBLISHED BY HARDIE GRANT. $48. If you’re anything like us and keen followers of @looseleaf_ on Instagram, you’ll want to feast your eyes on this book by Melbourne couple Charlie and Wona of the nursery/botanical design studio of the same name. Charlie has a Master’s in design, while Wona has horticultural qualifications and a Master’s in floristry and has studied the art of kokozi, the Korean equivalent of Japanese ikebana flower-arranging (if that’s not enough, her name means ‘best seedling’) – so although they sell plants and flowers, their mad skills mean hosting workshops, making arrangements for weddings and other events and crafting large-scale sculptures for public spaces are also within their remit. This book provides a window to their world and…

2 min
how much wood…

The inspiration I love the calm, earthy feel and clean lines of this simple Scandinavian-style kitchen. Designed by Daniel Lee and photographed by Rory Gardiner, it fits my minimalist aesthetic and celebrates natural materials, featuring raw concrete and gorgeous Douglas fir planks by renowned Danish brand Dinesen. More and more I’m seeing these boards being used not just as flooring but also on walls and in cabinetry, helping to create continuity. Here, rounded forms such as that of the utensils and lighting soften the space, and the open shelving is ideal for showcasing your favourite kitchen accessories. Expert style tips AU NATUREL One of the things I love about monochrome interiors is that they don’t need to exclude natural materials such as wood and concrete. In fact, these elements add warmth to a…

1 min
we go together

INSPIRATION Sunset in Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley) in the Atacama desert, Chile. Two’s company These hues complement each other to sophisticated effect thanks to their similar strength and moody quality. When pairing paint colours, create visual harmony by using varying amounts of each. Here, Resene Hammerhead covers two-thirds of the wall and the top third is painted in Resene Pendragon. Hero colours: Supporting palette:…