Your Home and Garden February 2020

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

I’m fascinated by the world of professional organisers. A new but increasingly popular occupation, these magical beings swoop into people’s homes armed with storage bins and label-makers, sort out their mess (often both physical and emotional) and swoop back out again, leaving pristine shelves and happy clients in their wake. If you’re interested too, read our story about how a couple of pro pantry-sorters do their thing on page 94. Once, when researching a different story on the same topic, I came across the next tier of professional organising, the ‘lifestyle manager’. They don’t just sort out your pantry and your junk drawer, but your gift buying, your bill paying and your flower arranging, too. One I interviewed had been hired to look for a distraught client’s lost earring. After four…

1 min
social club

TRENDING ON HOMESTOLOVE.CO.NZ This sweet little caravan has been given the most stylish makeover TOP POST ON INSTAGRAM Anyone else stocking up the cocktail bar, ready for some festive fun? INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS WE’RE LOVING PET OF THE MONTH WHEN NINE-YEAR-OLD MUFFIN ISN’T LOUNGING AROUND HER RANGIORA HOME OR SQUEEZING INTO BOXES, SHE LIKES TO STALK THE FAMILY DOG, DOOGLE. SEE MUFFIN IN HER NATURAL HABITAT ON PAGE 48. 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…

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your home and garden nz

EDITOR Katie Newton ART & EDITORIAL Art director Fiona Kerr Deputy editor Sally Conor Chief sub editor Stephanie Attwater Designer Alisha Kumar Gardens editor Carol Bucknell DIGITAL Digital editor Lakshmi Krishnasamy Digital producers Bea Taylor, Olivia Day CONTRIBUTORS Amber Armitage, Anna Briggs, Holly Jean Brooker, Sarah Catherall, Andrew Duncan, Pippa Fay, Wendy Fenwick, Deborah Grant, Isabella Harrex, Claudia Hinty, Mary Holm, Mel Jenkins, Deni Jones, Eve Kennedy, Russell Kleyn, Annick Larkin, Vanessa Nouwens, Eleanor Ozich, Alice and Caleb Pearson, Fiona Ralph, Rebekah Robinson, Sarah Rowlands, Sharon Stephenson, Swell Productions, Alice Veysey, Alex Walls, Jacqui Way. 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 Associate commercial brand manager Alexandra Cuadros Advertising coordinator Greer Wilkinson Advertising sales (direct) Amy Madden Directory advertising Kim Chapman Brand & communications…

1 min
fresh finds

KID’S ROOM NICE RACK This beautiful clothing rack by Swedish brand Kids Concept is just the ticket for getting your child’s room sorted for 2020. Made from rubber wood, the stand ($269) is fitted with hooks and shelves as well as a clothes rail, and matching coathangers are also available ($29 for three). FASHION ARM CANDY MADE BY WOMEN ARTISANS FROM UPCYCLED TEXTILE SCRAPS, THIS TOTE MAKES A STATEMENT. $139 FROM RUBYNZ.COM. PETS Pets-onality plus Give your fur baby a spring in their step with a fun new Kip & Co collar, $35-$42 each (in two sizes) from BOOKSHELF Simply Spaced: Clear the Clutter & Style Your Life by Monica Leed A step-by-step guide for clearing clutter and styling a beautiful home that aligns with your passion and purpose. $34.99 from WORKSPACE Dream desk Channel a relaxed holiday vibe in your…

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save or splurge basket case

SAVE 1 Floor basket, $22, from Kmart. 2 Seagrass low basket, $12, from Kmart. Turkish towel, $45, from Thread Design. 3 Yamazaki Tower toolbox, $49, from Father Rabbit. 4 French Country oval baskets, $69 for 2, from Good Thing. 5 Mustard baskets, $79 for 3, from Good Thing. 6 Hogla basket, $23, from Good For. St Tropez napkin, $2 for 2, from Kmart. SPLURGE 1 Natural black basket with handles, $72, from Father Rabbit. Kilim Turkish towel, $59, from Thread Design. 2 Large bowl basket with handles, $99, from Father Rabbit. 3 Vitra toolbox, $79, from Citta. 4 Natural Basket, $99, from Corcovado. Linen napkin, $12.90, from Citta. 5 Rona short storage baskets, $109 for 2, from A&C Homestore. 6 Kiondo basket, $69.90 for 2, from Citta. Vaasa oak bench,…

5 min
clay queen

What were you doing before you started making ceramics? At uni I studied science down in Dunedin, with some papers in design, but the jobs when I graduated were mainly in the research field, which didn’t particularly interest me. I started working as a visual merchandiser, and ended up spending 10 years as a window dresser, doing store planning and creating displays. I enjoyed it; it was a creative way of making money, but I was never passionate about it. I also worked in hospitality on and off. Later, once I started making ceramics, all the study and jobs I’d done started to make sense, and all the skills I’d acquired came in handy for running my own business and teaching workshops. I probably use my degree more now than I…