Your Home and Garden December 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

This Christmas issue all started on a whim: how about a peacock sitting proudly on top of a pink tree, we wondered? The pink tree was relatively easily sourced from Spotlight but the peacock was a different story. We scoured the country for a bird showy enough to take pride of place on the tree. Finally, we tracked down the perfect one from Ballantynes in Christchurch but the courier went MIA and we had to start our cover shoot without it. Necessity is the mother of invention and Kate, our stylist, took deputy editor Bea’s family Christmas dove and secured three ostrich feathers to it as a substitute in case the peacock didn’t arrive in time. Just when we were thinking we’d have to use our ‘dove-cock’, the tardy but magnificent peacock…

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this month i’m…

Hanging the baguette ornament I got from Amazon, even though my kids are trying to ban it. Good luck. Giving Fiasconaro x Dolce & Gabbana panettones from Smith & Caughey’s – the best sort of collab going. Wrapping those panettones in this paper. I ordered 50 metres from Ribbon & Blues, so that ought to last a few Christmases and birthdays. Burning this woody DS & Durga Portable Fireplace candle from Mecca. It’s the smell of a northern hemisphere Christmas. PHOTOGRAPHY, HAIR AND MAKE-UP CAROLYN HASLETT FIONA WEARS HELEN CHERRY DRESS…

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social club

WE LOVE The Christmas edition General Collective Lifestyle & Design Market on December 6 is a festive market you won’t want to miss. @generalcollective We were in choux pastry heaven at our cover shoot. You can order your own Christmas profiterole wreath, from $32 at ALMOST A COVER STAR When our peacock ornament almost didn’t make it, deputy editor Bea’s family dove was given a new feathery tail to act as a peacock stand-in. CONNECT WITH US We love seeing images from our #yourhomeandgarden community. @yourhomeandgarden TRENDING ONLINE Ten Christmas hacks to get you through the festive season. TOP INSTAGRAM POST The before or the after shot? Turns out you loved both! @yourhomeandgarden Instagram @yourhomeandgarden | Facebook | Pinterest…

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fresh finds

BRING ON 2021 If, like most of us, you’re looking forward to leaving 2020 behind, Made of Tomorrow has got just the thing to get you excited for the new year. Their new Twenty Twenty One diaries are made from recycled coffee cups. One diary saves around five recyclable coffee cups from the landfill. From $59 at SPARKLE SEASON Christmas is a time for twinkling lights and these Champagne cone tree lights do exactly that. Woven together with glitter and sequins, they will sparkle day and night. Small, $27.99, medium, $39.99, and large, $49.99, from MAKING SHAPES Add some interest to your space with Freedom’s new decor offerings (from left) Putney table lamp, $179, Pudil bookend, $44.95 (large), Pudil bookend, $32.95 (small), and grey Titus vessel, $54.95, from Merrily on high Soft earthy colours…

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home bases covered

For Kiwis renovating or building a new home, PlaceMakers has a comprehensive range to choose from and can help coordinate everything from design to installation. If it’s inspiration you’re after, PlaceMakers’ nationwide showrooms are a great place to visit for the in-situ kitchens, bathrooms, laundries and wardrobes so you can see first-hand the modern, high quality European-styled possibilities. Customised solutions No two houses are the same. PlaceMakers understands this and will help create a solution that best fits your wants and needs. Choose from the huge range of accessories such as sink mixers, towel rails, shelving, mirrors and so much more for an easy custom-sourcing experience. Specialist consultants PlaceMakers has specialist consultants on hand in its showrooms throughout the country. Come in and be helped through the whole building or renovating process from concept…

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presents of greatness

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