Your Home and Garden March 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

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I used to live in a flat so small the kitchen was strictly a one-person-in, one-person-out space. It was in London, known for its expensive real estate but I’ve rented flats here that weren’t that much bigger and the rest of the rooms weren’t exactly spacious. Such is the life of a renter. You play the hand you’re dealt and make the most of the good features and disguise the ugly. It’s a great training ground for budding decorators because you can’t just knock out a wall to fix the problem, you have to be creative. That’s why I admire Flip Grater who lives in a Christchurch loft, page 40, with her family. Flip has taken the restrictions of her rented flat (tiny kitchen, no dining, small bathroom) and turned the space…

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this month i’m…

In thrall of anything Regency. Must t be all that Bridgerton i I watched on Netflix recently. This Regency commode certainly fits the bill. $8500, from Baran de Bordeaux. Trying to get this 1000-piece puzzle done. It’s Juliette Hogan’s Floral Garden print, a collaboration between Juliette and artist Carmel Van der Hoeven. $42, from Wishing I was Grace Kelly so I could emulate her head scarf glam. Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron x Karen Walker scarf. $145, from Smiling at this black panther rug. Made in India with Doing Goods’ Honest & Fair promise, it offers the craftspeople a comfortable and safe space to work. $225, from Devouring this vegan chorizo. Grater Goods Chch Chorizo is brilliant and, as luck would have it, singer Flip Grater is the founder. Tour…

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social club

WE LOVE Honest restaurant reviews, mouthwatering meal ideas and all-round food appreciation. Emily is a must-follow. @forkingyum The best fuel for renovators? A satisfying stacked sandwich. This ham sammy is making us hungry! PET OF THE MONTH Murray the Nova Scotia duck-tolling retriever shares many similarities with his home – sleek and elegant with a sense of playfulness. CONNECT WITH US We love seeing images from our #yourhomeandgarden community. @yourhomeandgarden TRENDING ONLINE These 20 kitchens will convince you to install open shelving. TOP INSTAGRAM POST A serene, all-white space for our lovers of minimalism. @yourhomeandgarden Instagram @yourhomeandgarden Facebook Pinterest…

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Sofa, so good It’s your furniture and you should be able to have it exactly as you want it, right down to having it made in New Zealand. Freedom has come up with a sofa selection perfect for the Kiwi lifestyle that can be used as a starting point. Customise your couch from the size and colour through to any one of 66 new Warwick Fabrics. Choose from three new styles, including the family-friendly Amberley (pictured), then make it work for you. Bonus points – the knowledge you’re supporting local manufacturers.…

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fresh finds

THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME If you have bare walls in your home that are calling out for a bit of fun, you’re bound to find it at Murals Wallpaper. They’ve got a wide range of designs to suit any style. Once you’ve found a design, they give you a quote for your custom measurements and then send you a proof of how the pattern will look on your wall. Check them out at Not your usual These vases are not like the other ones on your shelves. The S Vase 2 in pink, around $200, by Uau Project is 3D printed to achieve its quirky shape. Yellow Abomination, around $168, is by Thomas Maxam, which despite its name, is anything but. From TOP READ CLEAN SWEEP Not only will The Holistic Guide…

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home renos start here

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 to help you get an idea of what your home could look like. Local commitment The commitment to buying local is something PlaceMakers prides itself on. A large percentage of products stocked in stores across the country are manufactured right here in New Zealand. Specialist consultants PlaceMakers has specialist consultants on hand in its showrooms who can help you through the whole building or renovating process from concept to completion. The consultants can help create the framework of an interiors project including paint colour, heating and ventilation…