Your Home and Garden April 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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There’s no putting it off any longer. Autumn is here and it’s time to stow the sun umbrella, stash the gauzy muslin curtains and commit to some serious velvet cushions. This seasonal soft furnishings edit will be a welcome silver lining for the shorter days and distinct nip in the morning air. Just as you would with your wardrobe, it’s really just a case of making a few clever switches with colours and textures that will help you create a warm and welcoming retreat now that we’ll be spending more time indoors. We have the lowdown on page 28 and can I say I’m super keen about adding some olive into my living space. While reporting about incoming interiors trends and the homes we feature may not seem particularly dangerous compared to…

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this month i’m…

Entranced by Michael Smither’s Diver, which is a limited edition of 82 screenprints. It’ll remind us just how good it’s been to dive and swim this past summer. $600 from New Zealand Fine Arts, Envious of Suzie of Slab Ceramics’ Handbuilt Vessel #2. As a trying-hard potter, I can only begin to wonder how the Pāpāmoa Beach ceramicist got this genius piece under way. $150 from Paper Plane, Thinking of upgrading my mismatched china for a lovely matching set. I love this ridged Ulani 12-piece set, $219 from Eating this House of Chocolate The Pink Chocolate Egg, $20, with Ruby chocolate hazelnut dragees. It’s a work of PHOTOGRAPHY, HAIR AND MAKE-UP CAROLYN HASLETT. FIONA WEARS HELEN CHERRY KNIT AND ZOE & MORGAN JEWELLERY…

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social club

WE LOVE Kiwi project manager Jen Jones shares her wisdom on everything renovation – budget, timing, plus all the bits and bobs. @nineyardsconsulting Interesting tidbits and reno facts interlaced with gorgeous interior shots. This ’gram is here to inspire and educate. @reno_notebook PET OF THE MONTH Before joining the Hall Collins family, Georgy, the Siberian forest cat, had to spend time in the car with highly allergic Michael. Luckily, he passed the test. CONNECT WITH US We love seeing images from our #yourhomeandgarden community. WOULD YOU RATHER...? This month we asked our followers the hard questions! Would you rather...? Here are the results: @yourhomeandgarden CHARACTER VS MODERN 56% Preferred classic details over modern digs. WHITE VS PINK 80% Agreed white bathrooms rule. PANTRY VS BED 78% Chose a perfect pantry over a self-making bed. SLIDE VS BAR 70% Wanted a bar more than an indoor slide. FLOWERS VS PLANTS 71% Picked…

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fresh finds

COVER ACT The secret to creating a bedding look that will make you want to make your bed in the morning is a palette of complementary hues, a playful pattern and plenty of pillows. Try out this look with the George Street Linen bamboo linen duvet cover set in peach bloom, $239, linen euro pillowcase in olive, $89, and linen vintage floral print pillowcase, $119.95 (set of 2). Rainbow connection THIS MUSKHANE INDRENI RUG IS HANDMADE IN NEPAL WITH 100 PERCENT FELT. NO TWO RUGS ARE THE SAME, FIND IT FOR $349, FROM MOIONGEORGE.NZ NATURAL SELECTION Rough ceramics and organic shapes, Stone Age-style is a trend to get onboard with. These two lamps are great starting points. Save: Textured base table lamp, $27, from Splurge: Lea table lamp, $745, from WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS Think…

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meal planner

When we take a moment to consider all that goes into cooking daily, it can be easy to feel instantly overwhelmed. Deciding what to make, planning what to buy, going to the store, shopping within a budget, keeping everyone happy and finding the time to cook. If you put all of this information in front of somebody who doesn’t feel confident in the kitchen, then it’s no wonder they feel overwhelmed. To most people, meal planning might seem like a stressful or boring task, but not to worry, as I’m here to share my simple yet effective ideas when it comes to designing a delicious weekly menu. Decision fatigue is a real thing when it comes to cooking. These tips will give you more headspace and clarity, so you can actually…

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top finds this month

GOOD TO GO These days, I can’t bring myself to buy a takeaway›coffee without using a reusable›cup, and these glass vessels from Lu Saint make the experience even more luxurious.› @lu__saint RETRO LOVE I’m quite enamoured with the vintage and slow-made goods from Elle Boheme, particularly the woven bags made from sustainable plant fibres. There’s a new release every Monday. @ellebohemenz ENDURING PIECE This autumn, I plan on making many tray-bake meals, and this softly coloured beige dish would fit our dinner nicely. Enamel is a complete winner in my kitchen as it’s easy to clean, hard-wearing and also cost-effective. @blackbirdgoods…