Your Home and Garden December 2018

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
merry christmas

I hit up my local fabric store when they have a good sale and collect scraps of fabric to tie my presents in the Japanese furoshiki style. I love to choose patterns that work together and aren’t traditionally ‘Christmassy’. I also wrap bottles of wine in fabric and tie them off with a decoration. CATHERINE, STYLE DIRECTOR I keep it simple at Christmas – classic brown paper, some ribbon or twine (no tape) and I use a set of alphabet stamps to print the names of my family members on their gifts in red ink. It looks sweet and old-fashioned, like a gift from the 1940s. SALLY, WRITER & SUB EDITOR I love wrapping presents neatly, making sure the seam is underneath, but never tie them with ribbon, even though I have lots of…

1 min
social club More ideas for your home are only a mouse click away Meant to be Despite being happy in their Auckland house, this young couple found their forever home almost by accident. Retro revival See inside YH&G editor and The Block NZ judge Kristina Rapley’s tranquil home. Instagram We love seeing images from our #yourhomeandgarden community. Especially rooms you’ve styled, shops you’ve spotted, painting you’ve completed, or a snap of you with the latest issue of YH&G. @yourhomeandgarden Think ahead… As New Zealand’s largest magazine publisher we are conscious of both our environmental impact and social responsibility. Our aim is to integrate sustainability into every part of the culture of Bauer Media. Think Ahead is a symbol of Bauer’s commitment to environmentally-friendly practices at every level of our business, from our office space to the stories we cover through our influential…

4 min
heavy petal

Our glorious floral Christmas photoshoot was originally inspired by the luxe brass countertop in Blush, Kelly Karam’s Auckland floristry shop, but on the day, some very special blooms muscled their way into the spotlight. “There was some wisteria available on the morning of the shoot so I felt we had to add it in!” says Kelly. “I love colour and am inspired by unexpected combinations. The dark berry, lilac, blush and white we used here is a dream.” With the addition of pale marble, warm, luxurious brass and, you guessed it, blush pink into the palette, our bold yet feminine Christmas setting was ready for its close-up. Although it may seem complicated, this look is actually easy to achieve at your place. It’s all about having fun with colour, planning your arrangement, buying…

1 min
coastal chic

FURNITURE The Coolmore Bedroom Suite from Harvey Norman is the perfect starting point for creating a coastal-style space. Its varied wood tones and chunky, rustic style brings a beachy look to any bedroom, and the bed frame even features handy shelves for displaying your favourite sea shells, mementoes or books. Black handles on the drawer units add an industrial edge, making this bedroom a stylish place to retreat to and rest. TEXTILES Linen bedding is key to creating that relaxed, lived-in look – and you don’t need to iron it! Washed-out blue tones are perfect for this look and balance out the striped duvet cover and crisp, white sheets. Layer cushions and throws on top for a relaxed look that invites a luxurious afternoon nap. Place a soft, neutral rug underneath…

2 min
fresh finds

WALK IN THE FOREST If a real tree isn’t practical for your home, you can still enjoy the delicious scent of pine forest with a Fresh Pine madison jar candle blended with pine, citrus and rosewood. $54.95 from GOING DOTTY Eddy & Moss Dots fitted sheets are made from 100 per cent certified-organic cotton muslin, a beautifully soft fabric that is lightweight and gentle against a baby’s skin. We love this new turmeric spot design, available in fitted bassinet and cot sheets, as well as in a muslin wrap and bib. A fitted cot sheet is $54 from ONE-STOP SHOP Kikki.K has all your Christmas decor sorted this year with wrap, cards and tags all designed to mix, match and create stylish combinations. The Swedish stationery company also has a range of boxed…

3 min
choose your own adventure

M um life is hectic – and even more so on the weekend, when play dates are paramount, and ballet practice means an early start. Throw into the mix a supermarket mission, birthday party and Sunday afternoon trip to the beach and you’re set for a jam-packed weekend navigating the urban jungle. So when it comes to getting to where you need to be in comfort and style, the new Ford Escape ST-Line EcoBoost AWD makes a perfect addition to the family. Bold, sporty and refined, the Escape ST-Line stands out from the crowd. With unique 19-inch alloy wheels matched to the front grille, fog-lamp surrounds and roof rails, this is a compact SUV that’s all about fun and adventure, wrapped up in safety and comfort. Every aspect of the Escape ST-Line…