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homestyle October/November 2017

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

WHEN WE VISITED SARAH AND DANNY CARLSEN, the owners of our cover home (page 68), we were struck by the light and love that fills their recently renovated Auckland bungalow. As New Zealanders are wont to do, the couple have opened the rear of their house to the great outdoors and transformed the kitchen and dining area into their home’s beating heart; this is where all the family action takes place, from preparing and enjoying meals to entertaining friends. We were charmed by the casual vibe of their mismatched chairs and the pared-back chic of their custom-made shelving, as well as the wonderful openness of their living space. The Carlsens’ home exemplifies how many of us like to live, and in fact, all of the homes we profile this issue let…

2 min
you & us

#CITTAHOMESTYLE This is stylist Sam van Kan (@samlillianvankan), making a few tweaks to an arrangement from Blush Flowers for the latest story in our ‘Style your space’ series. Flip to page 28for pro tips on how to take your living area from drab to fab (and arrange foliage like a boss), plus details on our competition and upcoming workshops. #HOMESTYLELOVESCOLOUR There was no downtime for homestyle art director Juliette Wanty (@juliettewanty) on the set of Soft Focus (page 26). Having painted the wall effect and styled the scene, she hit the deck to polish it off. Snapped in the mirror is photographer Wendy Fenwick (@whfenwick). #HOMESTYLELOVESPLANTS You might recognise @mrcigar Ron Goh’s place from our December/January issue – his living room set-up was one of the winners in our Style Your…

2 min
scout & about

AS YOU LIKE IT Can’t get enough dusty pink, blush pink, coral pink…? At King Living, you can go wild for their new-season styles knowing many of their state-of-the-art designs have removable covers, so you can easily change up the aesthetic should you tire of it. Also handy, this Symphony bed tilts up to reveal a generous storage compartment underneath. kingliving.co.nz BASE CAMP Online store Homebase Collections has turned brick-and-mortar, setting up a lovely little shop in Napier. The brand’s impeccable selection of art and objects curated by designer Leanne Culy has also been extended to include jewellery. homebasecollections.co.nz HANGING OUT After discovering they were both really into each other’s work, ceramicist Renée Boyd and Rose Carson of Elemental Jewellery got together to make this rad wall hanging. The embodiment of the…

2 min
top shelf

LIVING IN STYLE PARIS, EDITED BY CAROLINE SARKOZY, PUBLISHED BY TENEUES, $115. Of all the tourists who pass through Paris, few get to discover what lies behind its residents’ quaint shutters and romantic balconies, but you’ll be able to count yourself among the lucky ones if you pick up this book, which provides an entrée into 22 of the city’s most divine dwellings. Poke your nose into pieds-àterre, family homes and bachelor pads in some of the poshest arrondissements, including the Louis XIII-era guard tower owned by fashion designer Marcel Marongiu; architect Joseph Dirand’s tribute to minimalism on the second floor of a 17th-century mansion; and the exquisitely ornate heritage interior of the home of ready-to-wear label Zadig & Voltaire founder and CEO Thierry Gillier, a breathtakingly incongruous backdrop to his…

1 min
soft focus

Inspiration The warm, textural shades that filter through natural sandstone. Step by step: 1. Apply a basecoat of Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen in Resene Half Tea. 2. Mix together your paint effect using one part water, one part Resene Rascal and three parts Resene Paint Effects Medium, ensuring there’s enough paint mixture to complete the entire project. 3. Brush the paint effect mixture onto the walls in big cross shapes, making broad strokes until you’ve covered the whole wall. Blend the crosses together as you go by adding smaller crosses between them. 4. Continue until you’re happy with how the blending looks. For a more subdued effect, you may want to repeat the process to create a second coat. Hero colours: Supporting palette:…

4 min
living it up

THE BLUEPRINT We demand a lot of our living rooms these days – they’ve become the great multitaskers for life at home. Whether you’re socialising, working or Netflix bingeing, it’s a space that needs to work effortlessly. Here’s how we recommend you lay the foundations to fulfil your household’s every need: 1 Pick your pieces. The largest item in the room, your couch should be well-considered. We’re big fans of modular sofas, as you can move the elements around to suit the occasion. We used two modular pieces from Città’s Eve sofa range to create a large L – an ideal composition for delineating a living area in an open-plan space. 2 Plan your palette. Inject a little of that breezy island feel into your home with cushions and textiles in natural hues…