Your Home and Garden November 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

It’s amazing to break out of the routine and be exposed to new experiences every now and again, isn’t it? For me, travelling (even if it’s to somewhere close to home) is like a creative reset – a chance to have some time out from the busyness of life and just be. It’s a chance to reconnect, not just with your travel companions, but also with yourself. I’ve just returned from a few weeks in Italy feeling truly refreshed and inspired – there’s so much to love about this special part of the world. One great thing about living in today’s hyper-connected society is that we don’t have to travel the world to gather inspiration from other cultures – it’s all there at the touch of a button. We’ve been including…

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social club More ideas for your home are only a mouse click away Thrifty overhaul A ramshackle Lockwood home in the Coromandel is transformed with just $30k. Personality plus Six ways to add a personal touch and make your house feel like a 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 Facebook The posts you loved most this month on were: e:newsletter Sign up to our newsletter and get a weekly dose of inspiration straight to your inbox! Visit…

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fresh finds

Trolley, madly, deeply With warmer nights on the way, it’s time to get a drinks trolley ready for summer entertaining. The wheels on this Sika Carlo trolley, $799, give you the flexibility to easily roll it outside for drinks al fresco. Available from MORE WAYS THAN ONE This versatile palm-print ottoman is suitable for both indoors and out thanks to its durable outdoor fabric. The best part? It’ll only set you back $20! Use as additional seating, a foot stool or even as a makeshift table for a tray of food. Available now as part of the new summer outdoor range from THE JUNGLE LOOK Bring some tropical vibes to your kid’s room, powder room or even hallway with this stunning digitally printed wallpaper from Concrete Blush. Perfect for any space in need…

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outdoor chairs

Seating plan > When selecting outdoor chairs, tables and sofas, consider the scale of the furniture in relation to your other outdoor furnishings, just as you would inside. > If space is tight, go for non-solid objects made from open materials such as wire, slatted timber or rattan. They’ll create a more spacious, less cluttered feeling. > If you go for a chair that has padded seats or cushions, think about where you might store them during winter. > Remember that stackable chairs are a lot easier to keep tidy, both in your garden or storage. > To keep your chairs and outdoor furniture protected in cold or wet weather, invest in some covers that are easy to throw over the top. Protecting your furniture will make it last a lot longer.…

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local sage

It could be called a style crush – that feeling you get when you see a woman who looks cool, elegant, comfortable and a little mysterious, and leaves you wondering, “Where did she get that jumper/top/ dress?” The chances are high that your crush is wearing Penny Sage. Since 2011, this under-the-radar clothing label has been gaining a devoted following among creative, independent women in New Zealand and overseas. The talent, the vision and the business brain behind Penny is Kate Megaw, a designer who hails from Taihape but now calls Auckland home. After getting her start as a designer for Miss Crabb, Kate now dreams, designs and sells her collections from her Grey Lynn studio. Everything she designs is made by locally owned, family businesses and this commitment to quality and…

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laidback living

Jocelyn Closs and Ryan MacPherson call their Titirangi, Auckland, home a “tree house”. With its modern stained ply exterior, mono-pitched roof and surf-beach-inspired interior, this house has the laidback vibe of a cosy hideaway far from the city. With backgrounds in advertising and fashion in New Zealand and Canada, it’s no surprise Jocelyn and Ryan have a highly evolved sense of style, as does Camp Cloon, the popular dogwear brand they started in 2015 and named after their beloved cavoodle (a poodle x Cavalier King Charles Spaniel cross), Clooney. What do you love most about your home? RM: We’ve lived here for five years and, over that time, have had a blast putting our stamp on it – from flooring inside to decking outside. I love that we have really made it…