Your Home and Garden November 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

Too soon to talk about Christmas? We don’t think so and we know you’re also ardent fans of the holiday season. That’s why we’re getting festive this month – and the following issue as well. What’s been great about working on this magazine is that I’ve found my tribe – those who, if they could, would live on one of those streets that gussy up their houses with as many decorations as they can, so that all driving past might be blinded by the lights and feel that there’s good in the world. My deepest regret is living down a long drive on a blind bend, which means the only people who have ever come knocking are the census bunch. That’s never stopped me, though. Wreaths (yes, multiple), lights, two trees and a…

1 min
social club

WE LOVE If you are a fan of feature ceilings, pastel decor, checkerboard floors and swoon-worthy gallery walls, this ’gram is for you. @raw.home.interior Here’s a colourful treat for the eyes, never have lilac walls, a pink kitchen and a grey-blue living room looked so good. @villa_pocket PETS OF THE MONTH Weimaraners Otis and Ollie. Sadly, Ollie has passed away, but you can see him enjoying rural bliss at his home on page 40. CONNECT WITH US We love seeing images from our #yourhomeandgarden community. @yourhomeandgarden TRENDING ONLINE Seven common kitchen design mistakes and how to avoid them TOP INSTAGRAM POST Laundries are a constant favourite and this one is no exception @yourhomeandgarden Instagram @yourhomeandgarden | Facebook | Pinterest…

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fresh finds


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for the interiors addict

5 min
a beautiful dinner party

As the days become longer, we spend more time dining al fresco, making it the perfect season to bring friends and loved ones together for a meal, lockdown permitting. Spring also brings a selection of beautiful produce to enjoy and invites us to eat in a light, fresh and delicious way. My idea of the perfect evening is the kind of get-together where conversation flows effortlessly – a natural kind of entertaining that’s relaxed, intentional and thoughtful. We often believe dinner parties need to be fancy, complex and time-consuming. However, I believe you can approach entertaining by welcoming a relaxed and unconventional setting that gives your guests far more intriguing memories. Here are five tips for creating an unforgettable and laid-back dinner setting that your loved ones will enjoy. Planning your menu First of…

7 min
bon’s voyage

Bonnie Brown, the illustrator and founder of Studio Bon, needs no introduction. You might have seen her colourful designs on the last limited edition Roses chocolate boxes, L’affare coffee packaging, or perhaps on a Blunt umbrella. Or, you might be one of her 12.9 thousand Instagram followers, enjoying the bold and bright posts her signature glowing style brings to your feed. If this is your first introduction to her, you’re welcome, and get ready to see a lot more of her work. Bonnie is designing the Your Home and Garden Christmas gift wrap for our December issue and the Your Home and Garden 2022 calendar, which will be available with our January 2022 issue. Was it one project in particular that kick-started business for you, or has it been more of…