Your Home and Garden May 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

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An accidental theme in this issue of YH&G is the idea of serendipity. In our monthly Finder’s Fi column (page 116), Fi talks about the art of being open to letting things find you: family heirlooms, that special something spotted in your local op-shop, or an item offered to you by someone who no longer finds joy in it. This idea doesn’t just apply to homeware and furniture, she says – the same can be said for big things like jobs, homes or even pets. Indeed, three out of four of this month’s homeowners hadn’t intended on buying, moving in or staying in the homes they’ve found themselves in, but the universe had other plans and it all worked out beautifully. See below for a little bit of inspiration from…

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social club

TOP POSTS THIS MONTH ON FACEBOOK.COM/YOURHOMEGARDEN TRENDING ON HOMESTOLOVE.CO.NZ INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS WE’RE LOVING PET OF THE MONTH E:NEWSLETTER Sign up to our newsletter and get a weekly dose of inspiration straight to your inbox! Visit Bunbuns is a free-range, one-and-a-half-year-old mini lop rabbit who loves to eat. “I planted bromeliads thinking their jagged edges would prevent him from eating them,” says owner Lily Richards. “He ate six.” See Bunbuns in his natural habitat on page 58. INSTAGRAM We love seeing images from our #yourhomeandgarden community. @yourhomeandgarden…

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your home and garden nz

EDITOR Kristina Rapley ART & EDITORIAL Deputy editor Sally Conor Chief sub editor Stephanie Attwater Art director Fiona Kerr Style director Catherine Wilkinson LIFESTYLE Gardens editor Carol Bucknell DIGITAL Digital editor Lakshmi Krishnasamy Digital producers Bea Taylor, Olivia Day CONTRIBUTORS Carme Aguayo, Helen Bankers, Bayly & Moore, Florence Charvin, Kate Claridge, Daniel Craig, Pippa Fay, Wendy Fenwick, Matt Genefaas, Donna Hay, Angie Humphreys, Melanie Jenkins, Eve Kennedy, Eden Kersten, Vanessa Lewis, Vanessa Nouwens, Fiona Ralph, Sarah Rowlands, Tina Stephen, Sharon Stephenson, The Virtue, Alice Veysey, Alex Walls PRODUCTION Production co-ordinator Lorne Kay Printer Webstar Distributor Gordon & Gotch ADVERTISING | MARKETING | CORPORATE Commercial director Kaylene Hurley Group sales director premium lifestyle titles Stuart Dick Commercial brand manager Nat Davis 027 5925 423 Associate commercial brand manager Amelia Murray 09 308 7459 Advertising sales (direct) Melissa Swanton 09 308 7445 Directory advertising Kim Chapman 07 578 3646 Brand & communications manager Katie…

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fresh finds

NEW RELEASE SWEET SANCTUARY A Story of Sanctuary is the title of Citta’s new autumn/winter 2019 range. The mood is one of warmth, calm and low-key living, with a palette of tobacco, navy, plum and mustard lightened by pretty pastels. Shop the range now at OVERSEAS Supply shop We’re obsessed with the affordable new homeware range from online fashion retailer ASOS. Stacked with bright colours, fun patterns and useful objects, the ASOS Supply range is a great way to bring a little bit of zing into your interior. Fluted trinket dish set, $17.83*, and pretty glass bathroom set, $26.74*, from BOOKSHELF SHARED LIVING by Emily Hutchinson Just because you live in a shared house with friends, family members or a bunch of randoms, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a beautiful space. Shared Living is packed…

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family fun planner

1 BOWLED OVER Dig three holes in the sand and have the kids roll their ball towards the hole, the first person to get the ball in wins. Make the holes various widths or distances away for an added challenge! 2 MAKE A FORT Find sticks on the beach and use rope or string to create a roof with a sheet or Turkish towel, then decorate with seaweed or shells. A fort will also keep your family sun safe! 3 BEACH JOURNAL Each kid gets a notebook to record their day at the beach. Draw a landscape picture of the beach, describe what they see in the rock pools or they can take photos of any wildlife and write about them. 4 SHELL BE RIGHT Using shells, seaweed, sticks and stones, have your kids create beach art.…

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potted colour