Your Home and Garden July 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 should have known Keith Brymer Jones made it look far too easy to make a bowl from clay. As the judge given to emotional crying on reality programme The Great Pottery Throw Down, he can make them blindfolded – literally. When I first watched the show, I thought, ‘Ooh, how lovely. I could whip up a set of dinner plates’. About four years of lessons later, I do have dinner plates and a lot of wonky bowls (unintentional), but the practice has been a huge learning curve. What I love about it is that whatever else is going on in my life, as soon as I sit down at the wheel, everything is forgotten and all I focus on is making something out of a lump of clay. That’s what…

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this month i’m…

Using Ashley & Co’s Hand Zap, as much for its sanitising properties as its scent of mint lemongrass, blackcurrant, basil and patchouli, $34.95. Okay, it’s actually the scent I like. Obsessed with Diane von Furstenberg’s hand-knotted silk climbing leopard rug made in Nepal. Absolutely glorious. $3800sqm, The Rug Company at Design Central. Buying this Living & Co cast iron casserole, $55 (4L) from The Warehouse. Love the colour and it’s perfect for soups, which is surely one of the absolute joys of winter. Booking a facial complete with LED lights at Skintopia, Commercial Bay. Now that they’ve done the dreaded skin diagnostic in which your face is forensically analysed (as compelling as CSI), I know I need moisture and the incredible hour-long facial plumps up my skin like magic. Bonus: I can’t get…

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social club

WE LOVE Stationery has never been so cool. You’ll get lost in the satisfying videos of the creators hand-painting their designs. @moglea Alt Vessel’s groovy gradient glaze immediately caught our eye – as did the soothing clips of the potter applying it. @altvessel PET OF THE MONTH To sit on the couch Westie Bailey knows she has to ask for permission. A light tap on the nearest person’s legs with her paw normally does the trick. CONNECT WITH US We love seeing images from our #yourhomeandgarden community. @yourhomeandgarden TRENDING ONLINE Five ways to revive your laundry without renovating. TOP INSTAGRAM POST A refreshing reno shows how much can be done on a budget. @yourhomeandgarden Instagram @yourhomeandgarden | Facebook | Pinterest…

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fresh finds

Test run CHOOSING FURNITURE FOR YOUR HOME JUST GOT A LITTLE BIT EASIER WITH JAMES DUNLOP TEXTILE’S ONLINE VISUALISER TOOL. CHOOSE YOUR PIECE AND THEN TEST THE DIFFERENT FABRIC AND COLOUR OPTIONS. DAVID SHAW EMILEE DAY BED IN ROCCO BOTTLE, JAMESDUNLOPTEXTILES.COM WHIMSICAL WALLS Witch & Watchman’s latest wallpaper design, Angeleno Rose, channels modern Chinoiserie with a twist. The pretty floral scene with subtle retro shapes makes this wallpaper a great contender for a powder room. $512/roll, LOCKED IN The perfect storage solution for kids’ bedrooms, home offices or even the entryway, check out these two fun options: Splurge: Midi locker in sage, $599, from shutthefrontdoor. co .nz . Save: Cabinet locker, $149, from AHEAD OF THE CURVE Made of Tomorrow has released a fresh new line of products and among their signature folded metal…

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light relief amp up your bedside with illumination that adds form as well as function

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clean slate

Jade’s style tip In a small entryway, a mirror will bounce light around the space to help it appear bigger. Plus, who doesn’t like to give themselves a quick last look before leaving the house? ENTRY The entryway has two main purposes – it should welcome people into the home and provide an extra storage space for items such as shoes, coats and keys. “The entry is also a great place to add personality because it’s where people will get the first impression of your home,” says The Warehouse’s lead designer Jade Turner. Storage solutions The best type of storage for an entryway is the space-saving kind. Any furniture item that can serve a dual function, such as a coat rack with shoe storage, is worth considering. The Madrid sideboard (left) is perfect for a narrow…