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

1. NAU Molloy chair in Walnut $2620, from Cult  2. Cintesi Bentwood twist-arm chair, $342.45  


3. Kartell Masters metallic dining chair, $1140, from McKenzie & Willis 4. Nood porter dining chair, $79  



5. Early Settler wedding elm dining chair, $249  6.Freedom Furniture Atelier Dining Chair, $199

 7. Saarinen conference chair, $3200, from Studio Italia 



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


New Zealand's Supreme Homes Announced

Christchurch has come out on top at this year's Registered Master Builders 2018 House of the Year Awards, taking out the Supreme Awards with a Redwood home and Merivale renovation.