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Q & A with Auckland interior designer Jude Turner

Jude Turner of Crave Home, talks home style.

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Q & A with Timaru interior designer Maree Hynes

Timaru interior designer Maree Hynes talks home style.

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Q & A with Nelson interior designer Char Jack

EDITO owner Char Jack talks home style.

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Q & A with Waikato interior designer Emma Osment

Cambridge’s Emma Osment of Hus and Fox & Co talks home style.

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Q & A with Taranaki interior designer Michael Mansvelt

New Plymouth landscape architect Michael Mansvelt of his eponymously named landscape, interiors and architectural design practice, talks home style.

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Q & A with Canterbury interior designer Madeleine Cassels

Christchurch’s Madeleine Cassels of Teepee talks home style

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Q & A with Southern interior designers Sarah and Todd Sisson

Photographer and Folklore Store and Sisson Gallery owners Sarah and Todd Sisson talk home style

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Market News

A round-up of what’s new and cool.

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Take it outside

Don’t let chilly months deter you from alfresco entertaining. Mary Lovell-Smith shares how to weather winter.

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A grand entrance

Think of your home’s entry point as its first act. The space should set up the main themes for the house and entice guests to step further within.

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Bathroom News

Bathe in beauty – and enjoy how having a good-looking bathroom enhances your spa-like experience at home.

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BIT on the side

Sideboards, buffets and consoles may well be part of the furniture but if you choose one you love it’ll never blend into the background. Plus, you get to stash stuff away and display your objects – win win.

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Kitchen News

The modern kitchen is front and centrestage of any home. Make sure yours is a worthy gathering place.

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Q & A with East Coast interior designer Amber Wallace

Napier’s Amber Wallace is an interiors stylist at Madisons. She talks home style.

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Built for comfort

Baby it’s cold outside. So, create warmth inside with inviting interiors full of creature comforts.

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Q & A with Wellington interior designer Meg Domett

Wellington’s Meg Domett of interiors store The Axe talks home style

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Green day

TIP: Green is revered for its rejuvenating, renewing qualities. It’s also foolproof, so go ahead and mix and match a range of green tones.

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Q & A with Bay of Plenty interior designer Krista Plews

Paper Plane owner Krista Plews talks home style

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Open for business

A home office should never be the kitchen table. Confusing work and living is not a way to encourage output. For efficiency’s sake set up your office in a room away from the communal living space. Make it a place you want to go to, complete with personal touches

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Take a load off

The dining chair is a quiet workhorse. As family and friends gather around the table, it should be shared conversations they remember – not a rickety seat. Make yours a well-designed support act

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Flash in Japan

Japandi is the brilliant fusion of the Japanese acceptance of imperfection with Scandi’s warm minimalism. It’s a trend coming to a room near you

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It's all light

Novelist Ernest Hemingway was right about the importance of a clean, well-lit place. Achieve ambience with beautiful table lamps and the odd freestanding floor lamp so you can dim the glare from overhead. Mood lighting at its best

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The Bathroom Report

Bathe in beauty – and enjoy how having a good-looking bathroom enhances your spa-like experience at home

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The Kitchen Report

Somehow, the kitchen is where family and friends inevitably wind up. Make yours a highly-functioning hang-out

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The Update: Market Report

The new and interesting. This is a round-up of the season’s best

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Resene Update: Quick change artists

More than anything a coat of paint or covering of wallpaper can change the entire mood of a room. Express yourself

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The Imperfect Garden

The Japanese admire imperfection in their domestic environment. Mary Lovell-Smith takes a leaf out of their book

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New Zealand’s Supreme Homes Announced 25 November 2017

A new build in Christchurch and a renovation in Wellington have been recognised as New Zealand’s best homes, winning Supreme Awards at the prestigious 27th Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year Awards.

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Stowaways

Anyone will tell you, you can never have too much storage. Build a house with many cupboards. Then invest in shelves, drawers, hooks and baskets and you’ll be sorted.

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Wonder Walls Resene Update

There's plenty of action happening for walls this year, including exciting paint effects

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The Update

The new, the interesting, and even the made-it-myself. A round-up of the season’s best.

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Natural Wonder

The new naturals combine comfort and texture in wood, linen and leather layers. The result is a home worth hibernating in.

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Gardens

Don’t accept pot luck when it comes to house plants, writes Mary Lovell-Smith. Bringing choice botanicals inside is an easy way to commune with nature

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Kitchen Report

The kitchen really is the heart of the home. Lavish yours with beautiful hardware and interesting details.

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Bathroom Report

Think of the bathroom as a sanctuary, an escape from the madding crowds, where you can indulge in everyday rituals

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Dark & Light

Compiled by editor Leanne Moore

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Colour Trends

What's new and interesting in the world of colour

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Bathroom Trends

Compiled by Catherine Steel

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Metallic Trends: Shine On

Let brass, bronze and copper highlight your home

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Kitchen Trends

Compiled by Catherine Steel

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Great Gardens

with Carol Bucknell

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Deco Delight

Compiled by Catherine Steel

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Auckland Design Trends Q & A with Fiona Wilson

Interior designer of Auckland's Fibonacci.

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Bay of Plenty Design Trends Q & A with Emma Walash

The owner of Flux Boutique, MOUNT MAUNGANUI.

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Taranaki Design Trends Q & A with Paul Maseyk

New Plymouth-based ceramics artist.

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Waikato Design Trends Q & A with Vicky den Hertog

Owner of Hamilton furniture and homeware boutique, Le French Quarter

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Mid & South Canterbury Design Trends Q & A with Annabel Berry

Creative Director of Design Federation in Omaru

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Manawatu Design Trends Q & A with Claire Ongley

The owner of Izzy and Jean Co. in Manawatu

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East Coast Design Trends Q & A with Vic Bibby

One half of Hawke's Bay design duo Bibby+Brady

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Southern Design Trends Q & A with Anna Young

Owner of Janet Brown Furniture and Tussocks Homeware in Wanaka.

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Canterbury Design Directions - Angelique Armstrong

Design Directions - Making your house a home

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Waikato Design Directions - Mel Oliver

Design Directions - Making your house a home

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East Coast Design Directions - Amy Tennent

Design Directions - Making your house a home

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Marlborough/Nelson/West Coast Design Directions - Sue Cunningham

Design Directions - Making your house a home.

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This and that

This and That

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Mid and South Canterbury Design Directions - Maree Hynes

Design Directions - Making your house a home

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Manawatu Wanganui Design Directions - Rachel Brandon

Design Directions - Making Your House a Home

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Southern Design Directions - Talia O'Connor

Design Directions - Making your house a home

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