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Glass Half Full
Smoked glass, a staple of the 1970s, is back, which got me thinking about this moody material and other types of glass worth hunting out in secondhand shops. Coloured glass is also a favourite for vintage collectors, and pink, amber and blue are part
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Renovation Worksheet
Bought house Started renovation Most of reno finished Completed renovation What did you save and splurge on? We saved on the kitchen build by purchasing an ex-demo oven and fridge and opting for 20mm-thick benchtops instead of 60mm. We splurged on o
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Gardens
Pattern play Fiona Spencer’s hand-painted pots have become a hit for the business she runs from her garage, Black House Creative. See more of her verdant space over the page. ■
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Top Finds For April
Blogger Elsie Larson, of A Beautiful Mess, has curated the ultimate vintage glass collection in her Nashville home (above and opposite). @elsielarson Artist Devyn Ormsby’s vintage-inspired glass fruit looks good enough to eat. @devonmade.glass
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Modern Minimalism
Creating the perfect bathroom requires not only a marriage of form and function but space and aesthetics as well. One broadly appealing look which strikes that happy balance is modern minimalism. Its slimline baths and basins and simple, fuss-free st
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In Her Nature
Green thumbs often run in families so it’s no surprise to discover that Fiona Spencer’s passion for plants and design was inspired by her grandmother’s garden. Te Puke-born and raised, Fiona’s favourite childhood hobby was experimenting with differen
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Midnight Dream
Your Home and Garden Midnight Floral duvet set, from $159.99. Midnight Floral Euro pillowcase, $39.99 each. Midnight quilted velvet Euro, $49.99 each. Textured velvet cushions, $49.99 each. Midnight velvet quilt, from $179.99. Available exclusively f
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Kid’s Bedroom Revamp
Create a concept for the room using either a physical or digital mood board. Get your child’s input and find ways to include things they love. Clear out the room then create three piles: keep, donate, recycle. Remove curtains and rails. Working wi
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Fiona’s Top Tips For Indoor Plant Care
Find out where your plant comes from and try to mimic the conditions in your home. For example, a plant from Central America will like, warmth, humidity and water. There's a fine line between giving your plant too much water and not enough. To check,
Your Home and Garden3 min letti
Cool Change
Tessa Simpson, 35 (freelance makeup artist), Tyler Simpson, 34 (project foreman), Reeve, 5, and Luca, 3, plus Monty the Labrador. Tessa Simpson never imagined her character-filled Oamaru home would take out the top prize in the Resene Colour Home Aw
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Outdoor Living Refresh
Clear the area to create a blank canvas and waterblast clean if necessary. Prep the ground. If you’re laying stone, lime chip or bark onto gravel or concrete, make sure it is level and free of weeds. Mark out your area. Divide it into a chill-out z
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New Leaf
As we embark on a new decade one thing is certain: life will be full of changes and the environment will be a key concern for all of us. In the gardening world, a greener awareness has been growing for many years and we predict this will continue as
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Homes
Talking point The iconic Wegner Shell chair is a favourite of this homeowner’s, as its sculptural design feels like installation art. See more of her treasures on page 70. ■
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Garage Overhaul
Move everything out of the garage. Make three piles: throw away, give away and keep. Check the ‘throw away’ pile to make sure it can’t be used by anyone else or for anything else before it goes to landfill. We store so much we don’t need in our garag
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Put Down The Clippers
Minimalism will beat a hasty retreat in the 2020s. An intensely manicured, soulless garden with few plants and even fewer flowers means no insects or birds. In other words: a garden with no life. The next decade is all about rekindling life so minima
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Hello
Welcome to my favourite issue of the year – the trend issue. It’s been a lot of fun peering into the crystal ball to predict what’s next for our homes, and waving goodbye to some of the past’s less lovely looks (I’m looking at you, grey, on-grey, on-
Your Home and Garden6 min letti
The Fun House
John Price, 40 (works in landscaping and construction), Brydie Price, 39 (flight attendant), Miila, 17, and Spencer, 15, plus dogs Pedro and Chica. If there’s one thing to take from hearing Brydie and John Price’s renovation story, it’s that this co
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Kitchen Perfection
Before this kitchen was renovated it was dated and had no real flow, so it was difficult to know how to give it a top-to-toe update. A free in-store appointment with a Mitre 10 kitchen consultant finally set a plan in motion. With all the finishes on
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Give Them A Drink
As well as planting to attract more birds, bees and butterflies to the garden, it’s important to make sure they can also access fresh water, particularly in the hottest months. Create shallow areas in ponds and water elements for birds to land before
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Social Club
All the best homeware, baby and gift ideas from this chic Kiwi-based store. Your wallet may not thank us... @husk__home The soft colours and minimalist aesthetic of this feed are only eclipsed by the adorable cameos of one very lush cat @mamoesjka_n
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Shop Their Style
Do you have any advice for would-be home renovators? Brydie: Renovate it for yourself and no one else. You are cleverer than you think. Everyone has a creative side so don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty and do it yourself. Also, you need to inve
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Get Smart
Picture never using a TV remote, light switch or scribbled shopping list again. Or, never having to worry if your pet has been fed, calling your kids to the dinner table, or pressing a button to hear your favourite song. With voice-activated assistan
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Get Busy
If there’s plenty of moisture in the ground you can plant new trees, shrubs and perennials, or move existing ones. Add plenty of compost a week or so beforehand; if soil is heavy clay add compost, sheep pellets or other organic matter to improve its
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Your Home and Garden NZ
Katie Newton Deputy editor Bea Taylor Art director Fiona Kerr Chief sub editor Stephanie Attwater Designer Alisha Kumar Gardens editor Carol Bucknell Digital editor Lakshmi Krishnasamy Digital producer Olivia Day Daniel Allen, Helen Bankers, A
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Step By Step
Nita Pearson, 49 (administrator), Francis Scordino, 48 (sports club manager), Jordan, 23 (PhD student), Noah, 15, and Raphael, 13, plus Indy the dog, Miss the cat and Birdie the budgie. When Nita Pearson and partner Francis Scordino were looking fo
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Smart Home Safety Tips
+ Use unique passwords and two-factor authentication for all online accounts connected to a smart home device. + Restrict purchasing/payment permissions especially if there are children in the home. Accounts can be configured to require explicit aut
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April Checklist
Japanese Anemone This plant’s pretty pink or white blooms add romance to the autumn garden and a soft contrast to the yellows and oranges commonly seen at this time of year. A clump-forming perennial, it prefers shade or semi-shade with regular moist
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Shopping
Sweet dreams The welcoming hue of Dulux Taparewa is the perfect warm neutral for a child’s bedroom. Soft grey and muted peach on the bed ties the whole look together. dulux.co.nz. IMAGE COURTESY OF DULUX. STYLING BREE LEECH. PHOTOGRAPHY LISA COHEN. ■
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Shop Their Style
Best lesson learned? Nita: We had our new kitchen appliances stolen because we’d stored them in our carport, ready for the installers. We’d never had anything stolen from our carport up until then and had just taken it for granted that they would be
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New To Smart Homes?
What are some key considerations for people who want to set up smart technology in their home? Some things you may consider before embarking on your AI adventure are your internet connection, tech skill level and desired outcome. Over half my visits
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