Your Home and Garden November 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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Thank you all so much for the warm welcome back you’ve given us this past month. We’ve loved reading your comments on Instagram and some of those gifs were hilarious. This month’s cover home in Christchurch reflects what we want our houses to be – a welcoming hug and beacon of light to come home to after a long day. Brie Thomas has created just such a haven on a homestead wondrously called Five Acre Farm. Actually, that’s the theme for this issue: homeowners who’ve made bold decisions to create idyllic lifestyles. The McNeils on page 46 moved to a different city to enjoy a lifestyle closer to nature, and Sally Blockley who found her first, and what she believes will be her forever, home in Tauranga (page 70) and set about…

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this month i’m…

enjoying feasting my eyes on Wayne Thiebaud’s Cakes print, 1963. reading Yotam Ottolenghi’s latest book Flavour in bed. With any luck, I’ll be dreaming of his celeriac steaks. wanting this rug. It’s actually new from Freedom Furniture, but it’s the life well-lived look that really appeals. using Emma Lewisham’s deeply moisturising Supernatural Night Creme. I swear my skin looks better for it. PHOTOGRAPHY, HAIR AND MAKE-UP CAROLYN HASLETT. FIONA WEARS CAROLINE SILLS KNIT, ZOE & MORGAN NECKLACE AND RING.…

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social club

WE LOVE These tiled plinths, coffee tables and consoles are what you never knew your feed needed, but now can’t live without. @p0ly_designs If you love a good vintage treasure hunt, you’ll want to add this account stat. Stylish pre-loved finds, plus major interior inspo. @sundaymarketstore CONNECT WITH US We love seeing images from our #yourhomeandgarden community. @yourhomeandgarden PET OF THE MONTH The McNeil’s chooks, Grey, Caramel, Brown and Baby Caramel, have welcomed six new chicks to the roost since we visited. TRENDING ONLINE Why vintage glassware should be on every op-shopper’s list TOP INSTAGRAM POST Kathryn Wilson’s parlour delivers on colour inspiration @yourhomeandgarden Instagram @yourhomeandgarden | Facebook | Pinterest…

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fresh finds

ACROSS THE SEA Combining hand-painted strokes, marks and drawings with digital processes, New Zealand textile designer Emma Hayes creates wallpapers flooded with detail. Her Seascape mural comes in Sand (above); the Turquoise has a sunny sea vibe; Blue is like an early morning ocean; and Steel depicts a stormy sea. Find more of her beautiful designs at TOP READ WONDERFULLY WES If the Instagram account @accidentallywesanderson captured your imagination, then you’ll be delighted to hear it’s been turned into a book. Accidentally Wes Anderson, The Book by Wally Koval. WHO SELLS SEA SHELLS? If your jewellery is looking for a new home, stop looking because we just found it. This sweet seashell box from Los Objetos Decorativos is created using a combination of 3D modelling and handcrafting by Spanish ceramic artists. Find it for $119…

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colour me a rainbow

Natural dyeing is a lovely way to pep up well-loved clothing, table linens or pillowcases, and once you know the steps, you’ll be surprised at how easy it can be. There’s something so beautiful about the soft, earthy hues that nature produces, and once you discover the joy of experimenting, you’ll want to apply this method in all kinds of fun ways. Two things before you begin: it’s important to know that plant dyes work best on natural fabrics such as linen, cotton, silk and wool. Don’t bother with synthetic. Secondly, while this process is simple it can be beautifully varied in result, so don’t expect your fabrics to come out exactly as you plan. Everything from the pH level of the water to the sourcing of your plants can create…

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top finds this month

01 SAY A PRAYER My husband and I are obsessed with this Saint Matthew hot sauce. This mānukasmoked chipotle and dark cocoa blend also doesn’t contain sugar. @apostle_hs 02 LADY SLIDERS This female-focused surf zine is filled with creative pursuits and stories, not to mention gorgeous art and photography. Printed by a bunch of rad Kiwi women. @betty.zine 03 FOR MERMAIDS This jewellery features sea glass that has been washed ashore, and remains in its naturally tumbled shape. I’m obsessed with this ring. @found.treasure…