Your Home and Garden April 2019

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

What is it about renovating that keeps many of us going back for more, time and time again? When you’re in the thick of it, it’s pure torture, but once it’s done we seem to forget, get itchy feet and start on the next project. For many of us it’s out of necessity, I suppose – if money grew on trees we’d all be living in our dream homes and if anything needed doing we’d bring in the professionals and leave them to it! We feature a very clever couple and their amazing build in Greytown on page 56 this month, and something owner Matt said rings so true. “We definitely love a challenge. That’s what keeps us excited and fighting fit and optimistic. Hate the challenge at the time, when…

1 min
social club

TOP POSTS THIS MONTH ON FACEBOOK.COM/YOURHOMEGARDEN TRENDING ON HOMESTOLOVE.CO.NZ INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS WE’RE LOVING PET OF THE MONTH Two-year-old Goldie the golden retriever lives on the outskirts of Christchurch with the van Kekem family. Owner Justine says: “He is the most gentle old soul there is. He loves visiting the neighbours and swimming in the pond, and he also loves chasing the chickens.” See more of Goldie and his amazing home on page 44. E:NEWSLETTER Sign up to our newsletter and get a weekly dose of inspiration straight to your inbox! Visit INSTAGRAM We love seeing images from our #yourhomeandgarden community. @yourhomeandgarden…

2 min
fresh finds

BATHROOM CLEAN AND CLEAR Bathroom vanities are often a chaotic jumble of half-used products and toothpaste tubes, but a sleek bathroom accessory set goes a long way to making your space feel calmer and more organised. We love the Kye range from Country Road which features a standing mirror ($79.90), soap pump ($39.90), tray ($34.90) and holder ($29.90), all in coated steel. PLANTS Hey ’boo This sweet little bamboo pot holder from Kmart is ideal for your new house plants (see page 130 for inspo) at just $22 from DECOR Flower friends The new range from Adairs includes these sweet vases, ideal for garden posies, kitchen herbs or a few statement blooms. Adeline vases, from $27.99 each, from BOOKSHELF BLOOMS by Phaidon This showcase of the work of 70 floral designers from all over the world is a…

1 min
side project

SAVE SAVE Cane side table, $160, from Babelogue. SAVE Stone side table, $35, from Kmart. SPLURGE SPLURGE Coffee table, $879 for 3, from BoConcept. SPLURGE Versailles side table, $995, from Republic Home.…

1 min
buddy buys

5 min
snap happy

Helen Bankers is part of the Your Home & Garden family – she’s one of our favourite photographers as well as an amazing artist. Over her 20-plus years in the business she’s photographed people, celebrities, artists and homes in locations all over the world, while also refining her skill as a botanical photographer. We spoke to Helen about the genesis of her career and why there was never any doubt she’d spend her working life behind the lens. How did you become interested in photography? As a kid I often had a Kodak Instamatic in my hand. Looking through the viewfinder seemed to be natural for me. I loved photography at high school and, in my teenage years, my sister’s boyfriend was assisting for advertising and commercial photographers. The ever-changing nature…