Your Home and Garden October 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

2 min

Of all the wonderful things in this issue, the highlight for me is artist Wayne Youle’s artwork that says: “Wayne shows an interest and flair for arts and crafts. It’s clear his skill with macaroni and glitter is excellent. He has papier mache ability beyond compare”. It is one of many joyous, light-hearted objects in Jol Bates and Robyn McLean’s madcap Hawke’s Bay home, this month’s cover story – see page 38. How could you possibly come home after a hard day, read that and not be uplifted? Or, for that matter, be downcast with a house full of the equally delightful and whimsical, such as a pinball machine, vintage skittles, a charcuterie wall sign and even a rusty old metal oil drum standing in for a bedside table? I…

1 min
social club

WE LOVE PET OF THE MONTH Gorgeous Ted fooled us into thinking he was a permanent resident at Rosie Rockel’s charming home by posing for most of the photos. Turns out, he’s the neighbour’s cat. Page 96 CONNECT WITH US We love seeing images from our #yourhomeandgarden community. @yourhomeandgarden During the level 4 lockdown we challenged our Instagram followers to show us their styling prowess by photographing a Your Home & Garden magazine with their backyard blooms. Here are some of our favourites. Instagram @yourhomeandgarden | Facebook | Pinterest…

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your home and garden nz

EDITOR Fiona Hawtin ART & EDITORIAL Deputy editor Bea Taylor Art director Nicola Feeney Chief sub-editor Michelle Joe Garden editor Mary Lovell-Smith Senior designer Béla Trussell-Cullen Designers Demelza Callesen, Alice Bush CONTRIBUTORS Helen Bankers, Kate Battersby, Carrie Bell, Bryce Carleton, Florence Charvin, Fiona Fraser, Debbie Harrison, Carolyn Haslett, Laura Lynn Johnston, Luke Kerr, Michael Mansvelt, Malcolm Menzies, Leanne Moore, Marzia Nicolini, The Virtue, Rachel Wybrow ADVERTISING | CORPORATE Sales director Claire Chisholm Sales manager Guy Slater, 02111040304 Commercial sales manager Mae Kelly,, 0212460276 Classified sales Kim Chapman EXECUTIVE Chief executive officer Jane Huxley General manager Stuart Dick Editorial director Sarah Henry PRODUCTION Printer Webstar Distributor Ovato Retail Distribution…

2 min
fresh finds

A colourful front The Dulux 2022 colour forecast says to expect bright hues incoming, especially in their Wonder palette. Filled with cornflower blue, lilac, lemon, green quartz and rose gold, it reflects a desire to be less serious. For the full forecast, visit Pick-me-up Man’s least favourite task for his (or her) best friend is not looking so dismal with these peach-coloured bags. Wild One Dog poop carrier in navy, $26, paperplane Food heroes TRANSFORM YOUR PANTRY INTO THE ONES YOU’VE BEEN LUSTING OVER ON INSTAGRAM WITH CITTA’S STORAGE JARS. THEY COME WITH A CHIC WOODEN LID AND ARE MADE FROM THERMAL SHOCK-RESISTANT BOROSILICATE GLASS. FROM $14.90, CITTADESIGN.COM PLAY GROUND These sorbet-hued play shapes and mats were created with design-conscious interiors in mind. Play go-round in lobster, around $190, WASTE NOT THIS ONE TRULY IS ALL…

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support act

When it comes to the kitchen, every element should work in unison to ensure a beautiful cohesive design. Your granite or marble benchtop should be a stand-out feature in the busiest room of the house, which means a BLANCO undermount sink plays its part as a vital support act by amplifying the sophisticated lines of the stone, glass, composite or stainless steel worktop but not overshadowing it. Elegant yet unobtrusive The seamless transition from benchtop to sink extends the look of the counter space, ensuring it looks spacious and elegant with the sink sitting flush to the worktop and blending into the overall design. Simple lines always feel cleaner and the look of the continuous worktop with an undermount sink gives a modern finish. Functionality and design As basins go, an undermount sink gives…

3 min
a guide to edible flowers

Edible flowers can bring a lovely sense of colour to baked goods, frozen treats or most things really. Imagine a crisp garden salad coloured with bright nasturtiums and a tangy vinaigrette. Or a lemony, almond cake topped with lightly whipped cream and a simple arrangement of purple pansies. You might be surprised to know that many flower varieties are edible. In fact, some varieties might already be growing in your garden or neighbourhood. If you have a garden, you can easily grow your own edible flowers from seed. Even a few small pots on your windowsill will do – you don’t need much space at all. Alternatively, farmers’ markets or specialty food stores often sell them, just be sure that they are organically grown without sprays of any kind. Floral flavours Here’s a…