Your Home and Garden June 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

1 min

I still remember the year I went away on school camp and came home to find Mum had moved me into a different room (a much larger one, further away from her and Dad). It was so exciting to have a bigger space to call my own, and the best part was I had a brand-new bed – a water bed! (It was the early ‘90s). I didn’t care about the poo-brown felt carpet tiles or the peeling wallpaper, it was an exciting, new space to store all my treasures in and call my own – and that’s pretty magic when you’re little. The kids’ bedroom special in this issue created much discussion within the team. Imogen, our designer, remembers desperately wanting a basketball-themed bedroom (thanks to the 1996 blockbuster Space…

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social club More ideas for your home are only a mouse click away Cool update TV presenter Renee Wright shows us her newly renovated home Artisanal goods Folklore in Clyde is the homeware store you need to visit 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 Facebook The posts you loved most this month on were: This generous home’s outdoor living space is what dreams are made of 17 of the best no-bake slice and bar recipes e:newsletter Sign up to our newsletter and get a weekly dose of inspiration straight to your inbox! Visit…

3 min
fresh finds

Refresh your senses With a fresh new look and product additions, The Aromatherapy Company’s relaunched Smith & Co lifestyle and body care range is full of must-have items for your home. Soy wax candles, diffusers, washing lotions and hand creams are all beautifully packaged in vintage-inspired vessels which add a subtle sense of style to any space. This season also sees the inclusion of bath tonics and dry body oil in this popular range. HOT POTS One home item that seems to be trending more and more is the ceramic vessel. These beauties can hold flowers or foliage or simply look decorative on their own. Try grouping them on a bookshelf, sideboard or hall table for a fresh look. We love this Flint vase, $79.99 from, and Jamae vessel, $44.95 from…

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watts up


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All about the base Invest in a good-quality bed for your child that will see them through for many years to come. Get your child involved in the process of buying their bed. Show them some options online and get a feel for what they like, then shortlist a few you both like and go check them out together. Pick a bed with a simple design that will grow with your child. White, black or wooden beds are the most versatile. Restrict bold colours to bedlinen for longevity. Your child may love a pink bed when they are younger but their taste will most likely evolve. Go for the best-quality mattress you can afford for your child. The investment will benefit your sleep as well as theirs! Bunk beds are a great space-saving option if two…

5 min
twice as nice

Hawke’s Bay-based interior designers Vic Bibby and Dael Brady of Bibby + Brady have gone from careers in graphic design and event management to running a successful interior design firm that transforms homes and businesses into beautiful spaces for a range of clients. We asked Vic about the story behind their brand. How did you two meet and why did you decide to go into business together? We met in 2010 when our daughters started primary school together. A couple of years later, when Dael had just finished studying interior decorating, she invited me out for coffee and suggested we start a business together. When did you start the business? It was late 2012 when we caught up for that eventful coffee and started planning the business. In January 2013 we got…