Your Home and Garden April 2018

Your Home and Garden shows you how to create a home that reflects your personal style. From decorating tips to easy DIY craft projects and expert gardening advice, it is packed with inspiring and affordable ideas for when you are renovating, building or simply updating your home.

New Zealand
Are Media Pty Limited
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min

It’s true, trends come and go. Like fashion, interior trends can be short-lived, so it pays to make sure you’ll love something long-term if it’s a big ticket item. That being said, sometimes you’ve just gotta treat yourself! This issue is all about celebrating the beautiful new-season looks and showing how just a wee sprinkling throughout the home can make a big impact. I know for myself that a new set of cushions, a vase, or even a new mug can bring me SO much happiness, even more so when I know it’s something I’m going to love for many years to come. It’s great we’re all becoming more mindful of our spending habits and our advice is always to choose things that speak to you and will enrich your…

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social club More ideas for your home are only a mouse click away Pool dreams Can you afford a swimming pool? Seven designs to make the dream a reality Heritage chic This stylish mum gave her Arrowtown cottage a light, breezy makeover Instagram February’s #clutterfreefeb challenge with organising expert Natalie from Be Organised was a hit. We loved following along on your decluttering journey – here’s a wee taste of the tidy spaces shared with us along the way. @yourhomeandgarden Facebook The posts you loved most this month on were: This city apartment uses cleverly designed storage to maximise space A dilapidated 1920s bungalow gets a new lease of life in New Plymouth e:newsletter Sign up to our newsletter and get a weekly dose of inspiration straight to your inbox! Visit…

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fresh finds

CANDLES FIT FOR A QUEEN We love candles at Your Home and Garden and just had to share the delicious Kingdom collection with you. These New Zealand-made, triple-scented soy candles are simply divine and each have a burn time of 60 hours. Choose from five exquisite scents: English Pine & Cedar, Lemongrass & Lime, Blackberry & Cassis, Pomegranate & Peach and Lychee & Black Orchid. The range starts at $48 for a 250g candle so head to to find your nearest stockist. HANGING TOUGH Jump on board the crystal trend with these stylish gold and crystal wall hooks. Measuring 4cm x 10cm, these cuties would work well in a bathroom, kitchen, inside your wardrobe or even in a kid’s room. Grab yours for $39 from Flux Boutique. Are you a mixer or…

2 min

The stars of Folklore are a host of New Zealand-made pieces designed by Sarah and Todd which feature the pair’s photos of Central Otago and the wider South Island. As well as linen cushions, cashmere scarves, note-cards and furniture, there is a range of soaps, skincare and candles packaged in their prints. They’ve also designed ceramics, log carriers and chopping boards. “Sarah has a background in graphic design and we wanted to be able to share the images in more design-led mediums,” the couple say. Handmade ceramics designed by Sarah and Todd feature a depiction of the Central Otago landscape, which is dear to the couple’s hearts. The South Islanders, who met at Canterbury University, have lived in the area for 10 years and were in Dunedin prior to that. Their…

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shelf help

Wall skills > Wall-mounted shelves are an attractive, useful and versatile item that can bring any plain walls to life, as well as covering up unsightly marks or holes. > Wall shelves add interest in areas such as your bedroom and lounge but can also be handy in the laundry, garage or pantry. > Replacing or adding shelves is a simple trend update which can be easily swapped out later or painted to suit new decor. > Depending on weight, a wall shelf can be mounted anywhere you choose (heavier shelves or items will require fastening to a wall stud). > The items you choose to place on your shelves can add extra colour to a space or simply give you a fun way to show off some objects that are important to you. > Wall…

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big on texture

NATURE’S BEST Texture is a key trend at the moment, especially texture inspired by nature. Natural textures remind us of the outdoors and are important to integrate into the home. Start with light wooden flooring, then layer a large carpet piece such as Dry Martini Shaken from Carpet Court on top. Try this concept in your homeware too – woven wall hangings, bamboo light shades and woven baskets all work well. CHANGE IT UP Tired of your boring floor? Try the Scandia range of luxe vinyl plank flooring from Carpet Court for an on-trend update. Next, add a warm, textural carpet piece on top. The beauty of a non-fixed carpet is that if you want a new colour or just need a change, you can easily select and install a new piece from…