Your Home and Garden September 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

Welcome to our spring issue – and my first as editor. It’s a thrill to be looking after Your Home and Garden while Kristina Rapley is on maternity leave, especially being a long-time reader and budding renovation enthusiast myself. Putting together a magazine is actually a bit like renovating a house. It involves balancing practicalities, aesthetics and the all-important budget; as well as honouring its past heritage, enhancing its present features and figuring out how it can be better in the future. Once it’s finished you feel immensely proud – and rather exhausted. This issue is packed with inspiring people, from homeowners who’ve cleverly infused stark new-builds with personality to seasoned renovators who’ve overseen total transformations on tight budgets. It’s impressive stuff. I hope you enjoy the issue as much as the…

1 min
social club

TRENDING ON HOMESTOLOVE.CO.NZ Tips for decorating with dark colours from those with first-hand experience TOP POST ON INSTAGRAM The open shelves, the vertical tiles, the handles… there is a lot to admire in this kitchen INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS WE’RE LOVING NEWSLETTER Sign up to our newsletter and get a weekly dose of inspiration straight to your inbox. Visit PET OF THE MONTH Now sadly departed to doggy heaven, Buddy the Labrador was much beloved by her family. “She was the best dog, so loving; she’d sleep under the covers with us every night. She was amazing with kids – she loved our boys and they loved her,” says Jane Murray. See Buddy’s beautiful New Plymouth home on page 54. INSTAGRAM We love seeing images from our #yourhomeandgarden community. @yourhomeandgarden…

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your home and garden nz

EDITOR Katie Newton ART & EDITORIAL Deputy editor Sally Conor Chief sub editor Stephanie Attwater Art director Fiona Kerr Style director Catherine Wilkinson Gardens editor Carol Bucknell DIGITAL Digital editor Lakshmi Krishnasamy Digital producers Bea Taylor, Olivia Day CONTRIBUTORS Helen Bankers, Anitta Behrendt, Florence Charvin, Sarah Ellison, Pippa Fay, Wendy Fenwick, Lynden Foss, Debbie Harrison, Tom Hollow, Angie Humphreys, Natalie Jane, Eve Kennedy, Claire Mossong, Todd Neal, Juliet Nicholas, Vanessa Nouwens, Pia Olsen, Eleanor Ozich, Alice and Caleb Pearson, Fiona Ralph, Sarah Rowlands, Tina Stephen, Sharon Stephenson, The Virtue, Melle van Sambeek, Liv Wakem PRODUCTION Production co-ordinator Lorne Kay Printer Webstar Distributor Ovato Retail Distribution ADVERTISING | MARKETING | CORPORATE Commercial director Kaylene Hurley Group sales director – directs/Australia Rachel McLean Head of brand – commercial Anna Magasiva Commercial brand manager Nat Davis Associate commercial brand manager Alexandra Cuadros Advertising coordinator Greer Wilkinson Advertising sales (direct) Melissa Swanton Directory advertising Kim…

2 min
fresh finds

BEDROOM Linen lovers rejoice The new Your Home and Garden collection has arrived at Farmers, with a new focus on bedlinen and soft furnishings. These fun pillowcases are just a taster. ART FROND FOR LIFE A WIDE RANGE OF VINTAGE-STYLE CAVALLINI POSTERS ARE JUST $12.90 EACH FROM IKOIKO.CO.NZ. BOOKSHELF Keeping House This book by interior decorator Emma Blomfield will help you make the most of the home you’ve got. $39 from STORAGE BENCH, PLEASE! This oak-look storage bench is just the thing for tidying away discarded shoes and brollies It’s a steal at just $55 from HOME GRID FRIENDLY DISPLAY TOYS AND TRINKETS ON THESE SIMPLE SHELVES BY SWEDISH BRAND KIDS CONCEPT. $169 FROM DAPPERMRBEAR.CO.NZ. TILES Grouter space Try a fresh combo of green and white with these Artisan Deco Nove wall and floor tiles. $69.90 a square metre from PETS SUPER BOWL KEEP YOUR CANINE…

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super soakers

5 min
green queen

How did your career begin? I started my career in London, working on a wonderful weekly architectural magazine called The Architect’s Journal. I started as a secretary to the editor and worked my way into an editorial job. I loved it all: the subject, the quirky, interesting people I worked with, the lovely Georgian buildings in St James’s Park where our offices were. I became assistant features editor and my boss, a lovely man called Dan Cruickshank, was an expert on architectural history and would walk around London detailing the history and merits of each building we passed. I learned a lot about architecture and he helped me develop my writing skills. Did you know you wanted to be a writer? What was your inspiration? I knew when I left school that…