Your Home and Garden February 2021

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 know it wasn’t just me who spent much of 2020’s lockdown looking at my light grey walls over and over on Zoom and cursing my timidity. Why hadn’t I been a whole lot braver and gone for a shade of marigold or a warm tobacco on them? When you’re having a virtual meeting at the dining table, let’s face it, every meeting attendee is silently judging you for your interiors choices. Or, worse still, realising that everyone else in the meeting has the same colour walls and very similar decorating accents to you – round mirror, Monstera plant, faux Beni Ourain rug. Which is why 2021 is going to be the year of expressing yourself and making your place different to everyone else’s. Personally, I’m looking to Nikki Kettle, whose inimitable…

1 min
this month i’m…

Using Summer + Bloom’s Right Hands. It’s a sanitiser masquerading as a hand cream. Two genius Kiwi women put the two together so we no longer have to endure those dry, red hands. Turning on this Cosh light from Freedom. This mushroom shape is at the zeitgeist of lamp style right now. Needing this OH Bubbles sparkling drink maker. Not only is it fetching to look at, it carbonates everything from water to wine (although sadly, not water into wine). Plus it’s a Kiwi company. Buying nectarines. The white flesh ones are up there as a candidate for best fruit ever. PHOTOGRAPHY, HAIR AND MAKE-UP CAROLYN HASLETT. FIONA WEARS HELEN CHERRY DRESS.…

1 min
social club

WE LOVE Book lovers rejoice, this online Kiwi indie bookstore comes with the best reading suggestions – and a very stylish ’gram. @booketybookbooks This talented Kiwi illustrator is all about colour and we are loving it. Her time-lapsed videos are mesmerising to watch. @studio.bon PET OF THE MONTH Digby posed up a storm for this house feature on page 88. His older brother Timmy was more interested in continuing his nap. CONNECT WITH US We love seeing images from our #yourhomeandgarden community. @yourhomeandgarden TRENDING ONLINE 30 genius decluttering hacks to help keep your home tidy. TOP INSTAGRAM POST This laundry is the perfect example of going big in a small space. @yourhomeandgarden Instagram @yourhomeandgarden Facebook Pinterest…

2 min
fresh finds

SWEET DREAMS, MADE OF THESE When you’re looking for colourful bedding, it’s impossible to go past Kip & Co. Always packing a punch in the pattern department, and with dreamy colours to match, its bedding offerings never fail to impress. Linen pillowcase set, $119, from and Ngarduk Kunred upholstery cushion, approx $79, from TOP READ HOW BIZARRE If you like quirky facts and beautiful photos, you’ll love I Fought the Law: Photographs by Olivia Locher of the Strangest Laws from Each of the 50 States. Oui, merci Designed as a baguette basket, but also suitable for fruit, macarons and maybe a croissant or two. $89, from SAVE TO THE MOON AND BACK With its orb shape and subtle texture, this Colle ceiling pendant resembles the full moon. A beautiful addition to any bedroom. $199, from Pots…

2 min
good habits for the whole family

Getting the family up and out the door in time for work and school, then organising after-school activities and who’s doing what, where and when is complicated. And don’t even mention getting dinner ready for the hungry masses. An old-school blackboard is a quaint way to keep track of everyone’s movements but Samsung has made it so much easier to plan weekly activities with military precision in the form of a fridge that offers a great deal more than the standard keep-the-food-cold scenario. The Samsung Family Hub™ refrigerator touch screen has wi-fi functionality so you can share news, calendars and messages on the Board. If you’re so inclined, you can even draw pictures or write special notes, as well as play music, podcasts or whatever you feel like listening to. It really…

3 min
seize a salad

Why settle for a bowl of limp, soggy leaves, when you can create a satisfying, vibrant salad that surprises and delights? A salad can be a great opportunity to get creative and experiment with colours, textures and flavours. Over the years, I’ve learnt the secret to composing a fabulous salad is to consider a few key components that bring it all together. And once you understand the basics, you can riff endlessly with seasonal ingredients. Anyone can make a show-stopping salad, and this guide will teach you how to create a knockout dish. 1 Choose your vegetables Lettuce leaves and greens such as baby spinach, rocket or iceberg are obvious choices, however, feel free to get fancy by adding nasturtium leaves, watercress or dandelion greens. Heartier winter greens such as kale or rainbow…