Your Home and Garden December 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
cover story

On the cover The adorable Stevie and her super chic mum Jess Britten kindly allowed us to take over their Ponsonby home for our Christmas cover shoot and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the fabulously festive result! Photography by Belinda Merrie. Styling by Sam van Kan. Art direction by Fiona Kerr. Flowers by Liv Wakem of Kensal Flowers. Hair and makeup by Kate Smith. Christmas tree from Galtons. Lights from Farmers. Faux flowers from Alison’s Acquisitions. Rug from Nodi. Coffee table from Citta. Jess wears trousers by Kate Sylvester and top by Karen Walker.…

2 min
merry christmas

The Christmas issue is always a busy one for the YH&G team – there are boxes of baubles to wrangle and piles of gifts to wrap, strings of lights to untangle and more than a few trees to decorate (including the 8ft beauty on our cover). It’s a lot of work but it’s also a wonderful opportunity to indulge our creativity, and hopefully inspire you with ideas on how to celebrate your own Christmases in style. We hope you enjoy reading it! Now, time for a lie-down… WHAT WE’RE COVETING FOR CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR STEPH ATTWATER, CHIEF SUB EDITOR I’ve wanted noise-cancelling headphones for ages and these ones come highly recommended. Sony wireless noise-cancelling headphones WF-1000XM3, $599.95. OLIVIA DAY, DIGITAL PRODUCER Tired of chasing my current umbrella down the beach a few too many times, a…

1 min
social club

TRENDING ON HOMESTOLOVE.CO.NZ We predict these nostalgic aesthetics will be making an unexpected comeback TOP POST ON INSTAGRAM A bunch of fresh white lilies is the perfect accessory in this elegant Christchurch kitchen INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS WE’RE LOVING @cowshed488 @littlelivingproject @flackstudio_ @lonnymag PET OF THE MONTH HAVING WORKED HIS WAY THROUGH THREE CHARGER CORDS AND AN ELECTRIC BLANKET CORD, BOONEN THE FLEMISH GIANT RABBIT NOW ROAMS FREE IN HIS WELLINGTON FAMILY’S GARDEN. SEE HIS COLOURFUL HOME ON PAGE 54. 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

TABLE A ROSE-TINTED CHRISTMAS Pastel power is big this festive season and we’re loving Citta’s use of pale pink across its latest Christmas range. Those beautiful blush ceramic stars make more than one appearance in this issue! See the full range at DECOR IT’S A SMALL WORLD CERAMIC HOUSE ORNAMENTS, $15-$49, FROM TEAPEA.CO.NZ. TREE Take a bough Kiwi brand Made of Tomorrow’s luxe new tree decorations are destined to be enjoyed year after year. Available in four colours, they’d also make a great gift for overseas family and friends. Set of 3 decorations, $49, from SANTA Ready for stuffing These sweet stockings by Danish brand Fabelab are just the right size for cramming with lots of little gifts. $43.99 each from TREE ALL ABOUT THAT BASE The annual problem of working out how to cover up that ugly bucket or stand…

5 min
amazing gifts eat & drink dwell play connect inspire rest

EAT & DRINK Savour the flavours with these gift ideas for those who like to cook, eat or entertain IN AN OVEN FAR, FAR AWAY... These Star Wars-themed mini droid cocottes will take your Le Creuset collection intergalactic. PLATE UP These marbled plates, cups and bowls from The Axe are perfect for summer snacking. DWELL Gorgeous homeware for the homebody or interiors obsessive (even if that happens to be you) BATHING BEAUTIES Baina’s organic cotton towels are an elevated essential. FOR PETAL HEADS The Ridge vase by Muuto is ideal for summer blooms. PLAY Fun present ideas for the young and the young at heart GOOD IN-TENT Take this teepee outside for a shady spot to play. POOCH PICK Cute dog leads, $64.95 each, from EziBuy. AL FRESCO EATS This Citta chiller bag printed with wildflowers is perfect for chic summer picnics. CONNECT Gift ideas for lovers of the latest tech…

1 min
all set for christmas

’Tis the season for reconnecting with family and friends, and nothing sets the scene better than a carefully crafted Christmas dinner table. With a little time and thought – and a few finishing touches – it’s easy to achieve a festive and inviting setting. Here are a few helpful hints to get you started. 1. Begin with what you’ve got. Your own flowers, foliage, tabletop or tablecloth can provide the starting point for building your own unique style, and will guide your selection of ornaments, crockery and glassware. 2. Keep it simple. Create a calm, uncluttered look by limiting your palette to a few key colours. Aim for complementary materials and choose crockery in similar shapes. 3. Go for gold with the centrepiece. Christmas comes but once a year so splash out with…