Your Home and Garden June 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

THINGS ON MY WINTER WISHLIST TEA TIME There’s no winter ritual I love more than sipping a herbal tea. Peppermint, rooibos and chamomile are my favourites – and a special new mug to enjoy them out of is a must. Ash-glazed tea bowl in blue by Yvette van Raders, $50, wood-fired teapot 3 by Duncan Shearer, $134, both from Kaolin. SNUGGLE UP I’m so pleased to see a revival of the classic Kiwi woollen blankies we all grew up with. Great for having handy on the couch or popping over the bed for an extra layer. McKellar natural wool throw, $229, from Paper Plane. BAKE MY DAY I’ve developed a serious sweet tooth in my first pregnancy! I’m baking muffins, loaves and slices like there’s no tomorrow. Wooden spoons, from $11.50, from Father Rabbit. LOW ’N’ SLOW ’Tis…

1 min
social club

TOP POSTS THIS MONTH ON FACEBOOK.COM/YOURHOMEGARDEN How to care for your monstera plants so they thrive in your home TRENDING ON HOMESTOLOVE.CO.NZ The latest in autumn homeware will make you want to hit the shops INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS WE’RE LOVING PET OF THE MONTH Benson the spoodle is the beloved Randell family dog. “Benson loves ear scratches, getting into bags and eating anything. He will also sneak through any door that’s open and go on his own adventures.” See Benson in his element on page 122. 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…

1 min
fresh finds

KITCHEN Daily grind These solid oak salt and pepper grinders are a stylish buy at just $64.90 (small) or $79.90 (large). BOOKSHELF Abode: Thoughtful Living with Less by Serena Mitnik-Miller and Mason St Peter. $55 from STATIONERY THE NOTEBOOK THE NEW FOX & FALLOW NOTEBOOKS ARE PERFECT FOR PLANNING YOUR WINTER ESCAPE. $19 FROM TEAPEA.CO.NZ. LIVING HOT SEAT THE DEN ARMCHAIR FROM FREEDOM IS AVAILABLE IN A RANGE OF FABRICS INCLUDING THIS COSY BRICK HUE. $899 FROM FREEDOM.CO.NZ. BEDROOM SWEET SHEETS We’re loving these rainbow pillowcases and duvet covers (both $39) from Henry and Co. Available in three colourways from DECOR ANCHOR ME These new 22-karat gold wall decals are just the thing for adding some glitter to your home. Priced from $130-$430 from PETS BABY BLUE THIS DENIM AND RECYCLED ROPE ADJUSTABLE DOG LEAD BY NEW YORKBASED LABEL FOUND MY ANIMAL IS JUST RIGHT FOR…

1 min
warm textures

SAVE 1 SAVE Flecha cushion, $49.95, from Freedom. 2 SAVE Round woven mat, $89.99, from Trade Aid. 3 SAVE Toshi mug, $16.99, from Shut The Front Door. 4 SAVE Rustic chopping board, $29.95, from Freedom. 5 SAVE Velvet cushion, $69.99, from Shut The Front Door. 6 SAVE Rhapsody throw, $69.99, from Shut The Front Door. 7 SAVE Harlem candle, $19.95, from Freedom. SPLURGE 1 SPLURGE NZ longwool sheepskin, $299.99, from A&C Homestore. 2 SPLURGE Velvet cushion in brass, $150, from Tessuti. 3 SPLURGE Talo mug, $25.90, from Citta. 4 SPLURGE Lambswool throw, $309.99, from A&C Homestore. 5 SPLURGE Velvet cushion cover, $54.90, and inner, $42.90, from Citta. 6 SPLURGE Round jute rug, $349, from Freedom. 7 SPLURGE Tivoli candle, $135, from Tessuti.…

2 min
take charge

Multi-functional smart technology is here to make your life easier and 2019 is the year to embrace it on every level. Let’s face it, we all live busy lives and barely have time to think about what’s for dinner, let alone remember that the floors need vacuuming before the in-laws come to brunch or that you were meant to leave a key out for the plumber. Smart-home gadgets help maintain control over life’s little chores and pleasures, plus the big stuff too; think streaming your favourite playlist with a voice command using Google Home Hub, remotely checking who’s at the front door with the Ring Video Door Bell 2 or letting the Electrolux Purei9 Robot Vacuum clean your floors while you pick up the kids from school. Smart-home technology is about more…

1 min
josh’s tips for smart living

+ Talk to an expert. They can help you choose a home assistant, such as Google, Alexa or Siri, that ticks all the boxes for you. + Select your smart lighting carefully. Before you buy, check that it will pair with your home assistant hardware and your smartphone. + Think about the conveniences you enjoy. Whether these include home heating/cooling, music or entertainment, make them a priority when setting up your smart home. Always start with the things you will use the most. + Install the relevant smartphone apps. Make sure you’ve got them on your own phone as well as any others in the house, so that you’re not the only one with the control. + Plan your space before you start. While most smart-home gadgets are small enough to fit seamlessly with…