Your Home and Garden October 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

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Welcome back to Your Home and Garden and thank you› so›much for your patience during our hiatus. It has been greatly appreciated. If there’s one thing we all learned during this precarious year, it’s just how much of a refuge our homes are. They have literally been life-savers through this devastating pandemic. Much as we’re grateful for the shelter they’ve provided, it also became painfully obvious to me there were a lot of projects that needed to be done around the house, some for function but many purely for aesthetic reasons. And I can’t have been the only one. That’s the thing isn’t it? As much as they’re practical refuges, they’re also a space in which we can try and create a slightly better world for our family. No, we probably don’t…

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this month i’m…

loving this Tsumugi wooden bowl and lid from Simon James Store. It would elevate eating› a humble bowl of rice into a near religious experience. eating anything I can put Al Brown’s lemon and fennel infused olive oil on. It’s spectacular on tomatoes and lifts asparagus to› new heights. buying Sensori+’s Air Detoxifying Aromatic Mist, This Macedon Trail spray not only smells like the bush,› it neutralises odours. Goodbye wet dog smell. planting zucchini seeds. One day I’ll actually stuff the flowers for dinner. dreaming of a weekend in Ponsonby’s luxurious new Hotel Fitzroy curated by Fable. SIGN UP to our newsletter and get a fortnightly dose of inspo straight to your inbox. Visit PHOTOGRAPHY, HAIR AND MAKE-UP CAROLYN HASLETT. FIONA WEARS HELEN CHERRY KNIT, ZOE & MORGAN NECKLACE AND RING.…

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social club

WE LOVE Australian-based florist Hattie Molloy’s flower arrangements are sculptural and playful. You’ll become obsessed – we are. @hattiemolloy Proving the weird and wonderful sets in Wes Anderson’s films can be found in real life too, this account is a symmetrical delight. @accidentallywesanderson PET OF THE MONTH Who needs puppy school when you can practise ‘sitting’ and ‘staying’ for a photo shoot? Toby was justly rewarded for his model behaviour. CONNECT WITH US We love seeing images from our #yourhomeandgarden community. @yourhomeandgarden TRENDING ONLINE 12 homes that prove barn doors aren’t just for the country. TOP INSTAGRAM POST Outdoor pots fuelling our indoor plant obsession. @yourhomeandgarden Instagram @yourhomeandgarden | Facebook | Pinterest…

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fresh finds

COLOUR ME PRETTY With a heady colour palette, hand drawn florals and chic animal prints, Sage and Clare’s new collection, Tigre, gives a tip of the hat to the free-spirited life of Ibiza. Combining artistic expression with understated luxury, you’ll find these are just the pieces to add a dash of pattern and colour to neutral rooms. Cushions from $69 and throws from $179, at TOP READ NOT JUST FOR RAINY DAYS The Nature of Play by Fanny & Alexander is a handbook packed with nature-based activities. From handmade kites to stargazing, it’s a book to turn to, whatever the weather. $39.50 from SPLURGE HOLDING BLOCK Less is definitely more with this elegant folded candlestick holder by Power Surge. Made from solid brass and available in an antiqued or brushed finish (above), pair with loose…

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island time

Tena koutou katoa Ko Putiki o kahu te maunga Ko Rangihau te awa Ko Tikapa te moana Ko Mataatua te waka Ko Nga Puhi te iwi Ko Esther McDonald toku ingoa From her Waiheke Island home and studio, Esther McDonald of Thea Ceramics, is never short of inspiration. Whether it’s from her paddleboard looking back at the shore or from her deck looking out to the bush, the island, off the coast of Auckland, fuels her creativity. Where did the name ‘Thea Ceramics’ come from? It is a memorial to my nan, Althea Kypers, who was also a potter. I always wish that I’d got to pot with her. How did you end up working with clay? My uncle Shane, who learnt from Nan, taught me. Shane was mentored by a production potter in New Zealand and that’s the…

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inspired reads

1 The Art of Rest by Claudia Hammond. If rest makes you feel... restless, this book suggests relaxing research-backed ways to help you unwind. 2 A Family Guide to Waste-Free Living by Lauren & Oberon Carter. The best takeaway from this inspiring manual? Living sustainably doesn’t have to be inconvenient, time-consuming or expensive. 3 Biophilia by Sally Coulthard. Create a more natural home and boost your wellbeing with Sally’s interior decorating tips. 4 Energy by Oliver Luke Delorie. Packaged in this pocket-size book are 50 mindful exercises that are like quick pick-me-ups for when you’re feeling rundown. 5 F**k No! by Sarah Knight. If you have a habit of saying ‘yes’ when you’d really rather not, these polite passes and clever comebacks will help you decline with confidence. 6 Essential…