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What it’s like to design your own house with your part

Sally Ogle and Ben Mitchell-Anyon of Patchwork Architecture discuss what it was like to be their own client and build on an impossibly steep section Q...
29-05-2017 22:04

Where to shop for vintage furniture

Here are some handy tips for vintage shopping, both online and on the street, to help you find the perfect unique piece for your home Where to shop fo...
29-05-2017 22:04

Why courtyard homes are the perfect model for urban living

Architect Guy Tarrant discusses his home in Point Chevalier and why the courtyard model is a wonderful answer to tight sites in urban settings Q&A wit...
29-05-2017 22:04

Herbst Architects bring design led style to humble bach livi

10 years ago a restrained holiday home by Herbst Architects was named the runner up for the 2007 Home of the Year. We revisit with the judge and archi...
28-05-2017 22:00

On board an adventurous family’s little houseboat

The loss of a job was less of a calamity and more of a stroke of good fortune, nudging this little family into an adventure and a new life afloat Meet...
26-05-2017 21:56

8 of our favourite bathroom trends to inspire your style

We’ve curated eight of the latest trends to inspire you and transform your bathroom from a utility space to an interior dream 1. Black accents Bathr...
26-05-2017 21:56

A compact, container-inspired home in the Peka Peka dunes

We return to the container-inspired home by Architecture Workshop that was the runner up for Home of the Year 15 years ago A compact, container-inspir...
26-05-2017 21:56

DIY skills and a dash of colour helped to renew a drab Welli

Previously inhabited by hoarders, this Wellington home was in need of makeover. Luckily colour, pattern and clever upcycling helped to bring it back t...
26-05-2017 21:56

Architect Patrick Clifford discusses his almost award winnin

It was 1997 and two townhouses in Westmere, Auckland, were named Home of the Year. We look back at the runner up, a home in Te Horo by architect Patri...
26-05-2017 21:56

Alex Fulton’s top tips for choosing the right rug

Rugs are often the final flourish we need to complete a room. From size to finish to style, Alex Fulton share’s her tips on how to choose the right ...
25-05-2017 22:01

6 bedroom looks to inspire your dream style

Beautiful bed linen and restful surroundings ? sweet dreams are made of this. Here?s our edit of the latest designs Floral and flirty + Artwork, $429,...
25-05-2017 22:01

100-year-old rhododendron bush brings fame to small Canadian

Bursting with bright pink blooms and standing at a whopping 7.6m, a giant rhododendron bush is bringing a buzz to Canadian town Ladysmith 100-year-old...
25-05-2017 22:01

10 top tips for buying vintage furniture on Trademe

If you’re on the hunt for unique vintage furniture Trademe is a good place to start. Here are some handy hacks to help you with your search 10 top t...
23-05-2017 22:00

An elegant Matakana retreat reimagines rural living

An intriguing retreat nestled in a sheltered, Matakana paddock is recognised in the 2017 Home of the Year awards. We get the story from behind the des...
23-05-2017 22:00

This tiny home is making big waves for the young architects

Perched on an impossibly steep site above Island Bay sits a house by Patchwork Architecture that finds poetry in found materials and collaboration Thi...
22-05-2017 22:04

Four ways with dowels

Minimalist, multi-functional and right on trend, there are endless crafty possibilities with the humble dowel. Here are four creative projects to do a...
22-05-2017 22:04

This Auckland villa is the perfect union of heritage feature

Take a tour through the grand Auckland home of Sido Kitchin, editor-in-chief of Woman?s Day and New Zealand Woman?s Weekly This Auckland villa is the ...
22-05-2017 22:04

Function and finesse go hand in hand in this stylish laundry

Living alongside an award-wining kitchen, this laundry needed an excellent design to stand out on its own. Luckily Natalie Du Bois was up to the task ...
22-05-2017 22:04

Steal their style: A Wellington home gets a makeover with a

You loved the creative way this Wellington family gave their home a bright new look, so we’ve rounded up some simple ways to steal their style Steal...
22-05-2017 22:04

Q&A with Auckland Art Gallery’s Director Rhana De

The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate is the Auckland Art Gallery’s major exhibition for the year. Director Rhana Devenport tells us what makes...
22-05-2017 22:04

The dos and don?ts of insulation

A well insulated home is key to creating a warmer, healthier, more comfortable environment. We discover the essential dos and don’ts Do: Insulate yo...
22-05-2017 22:04

Architect Belinda George discusses her award winning home

Overlooking Mahurangi Inlet sits Belinda George’s minimalist and rustic home. She chats about the design process and what it was like to be her own ...
20-05-2017 21:59

Inside a unique Taupo home that’s full of quirky rooms

Ministry of Works architect John Wilson only designed three houses in his career. Here, he discusses complex treetop home he designed for his brother ...
20-05-2017 21:59

Meet the family living off grid in a yurt outside Motueka

A Dutch couple and their Kiwi kids love their off-grid life in an eco village outside Motueka, where one yurt just led to another Meet and greet Tessa...
20-05-2017 21:59

15 of the best secondhand homeware and furniture stores in N

 The world of secondhand homeware is vast maze of treasures and trinkets. Luckily we have expert op-shopper and vintage collector Fiona Ralph to guide...
18-05-2017 21:58

A forlorn cottage is given a new lease of life for just $30,

Nestled in a quiet corner of Swanson, a tired cottage was crying out for a makeover. Luckily this Auckland couple was in the market for a DIY project ...
18-05-2017 21:58

Expert tips on how to choose the right colour drapery

Bright, bold, hushed hues or statement style, drapery is the perfect flourish to your interior look. We round up the top tips when it comes to colour ...
18-05-2017 21:58

10 simple ways to create big impact in a small garden

Whether you have a postage-stamp garden, a small deck or a teensy balcony, here are 10 smart ideas for turning it into your own little slice of heaven...
17-05-2017 22:02

A Wellington home is renewed thanks to some skillful hands a

A flair for upcycling, combined with some tricks of the trade, has transformed this tired Wellington house into a light, bright family haven Meet and ...
17-05-2017 22:02

A Remuera home by Geoff Newman is given a sympathetic update

A solid 1960s breeze block home in Remuera is reinterpreted for modern day living while honouring Geoff Newman’s brutalist features A Remuera home b...
17-05-2017 22:02

Mid-century treasure in Titirangi is a rare slice of New Zea

After over 40 years with the same owners this modernist masterpiece, tucked away in the Titirangi treetops, is looking for a new family Mid-century tr...
17-05-2017 22:02

Lessons in kitchen design with award winning chef Ben Bayly

HOME caught up with award-winning chef Ben Bayly to find out how his stellar career in commercial kitchens has influenced the design of his own space ...
17-05-2017 22:02

The Home of the Year winners from the past 21 years

From humble beginnings, Home of the Year has become the country?s most prestigious prize for residential architecture. We look back at the award?s 22 ...
16-05-2017 22:01

A major DIY project returns a Christchurch villa to its form

For this Christchurch couple, their passion and knack for DIY helped to transform a forlorn villa and get their foot on the property ladder Snapshot  ...
15-05-2017 22:02

This Auckland couple had big dreams about living small

Joining the ?tiny house? movement sent this couple on a DIY journey that led them from London to an idyllic corner of Auckland?s Henderson Valley Meet...
12-05-2017 22:00

The mood of this bathroom was lifted thanks to a few final t

A few finishing touches was all that was needed for this bathroom. We check out how warm wooden tones with a pacific edge have been used to style the ...
12-05-2017 22:00

Trend report: Textured cork, warm terracotta and matte fini

Our latest favourite trend is all about texture. Cork, terracotta and matte finishes all add warmth and depth to your home. Here’s how to shop it an...
12-05-2017 22:00

Kristina Rapley’s 6 top tips for renovating for resale

With a budget of just $30,000, DIY newbies Kristina and Ashton transformed a run down cottage with dramatic results. Here, she shares her top tips for...
12-05-2017 22:00

The expert guide to choosing and hanging curtains

Drapery is more than just a way to block the light and keep in warmth, a well chosen curtain can really change the mood of a room. Our experts share t...
12-05-2017 22:00

Trend report: Deep navy, soft velvet and luxe gold

For the ultimate luxe looking interior look no further than these sumptuous, glamourous trends: navy, velvet and gold. Here’s how to style them at h...
12-05-2017 22:00

Lynley Elder adds modern, monochromatic style to her Aucklan

With a love of Italian design and a penchant for furniture she’s passionate about it’s no wonder Lynley Elder’s Viaduct apartment is the epitome...
11-05-2017 22:04

Japanese billionaire turns forgotten islands into mecca of a

A forgotten corner of Japan has been transformed by art, architecture and nature thanks to Japanese billionaire Soichiro Fukutake’s vision Japanese ...
11-05-2017 22:04

Bold walls and symmetry take centre stage in this Greenhithe

As a graphic designer, it was only natural Jo Gray would choose the shape of an H as the footprint for her home and use her walls for bold designs Bol...
10-05-2017 22:01

Karina Macleod’s Mt Eden villa is brimming with eclect

A bohemian at heart, it’s no wonder Karina Macleod’s home is filled with wonderful finds from her adventures around the world Karina Macleod’s M...
10-05-2017 22:01

Jodi Newnham’s home is a modern luxe dream thanks to h

It’s not often that you’d see mid-century style, modern luxe pieces and an artisan edge work in perfect harmony, but Jodi Newnham’s home achieve...
10-05-2017 22:01

7 of the best home decor trends and where to shop the look

This year we’re seeing big, bold, textured trends making their way into our homes. We take a look at seven of the best styles and our favourite item...
09-05-2017 21:59

3 of our favourite kitchen trends and how to shop the style

Classic monochrome, modern country and bold colour, we explore these striking kitchen trends and show you how to shop the look to show off your unique...
09-05-2017 21:59

A Tauranga home in need of TLC is given a stylish overhaul

They moved out of a dream beachfront home and into a suburban do-up! But for this design-savvy Tauranga couple, it was the best decision ever Meet and...
09-05-2017 21:59

An inner-city Wellington home is crowned New Zealand’s

An inner-city home on a tiny Wellington site trades space for location and meticulous detail, showing a small footprint is no impediment to grandeur A...
09-05-2017 21:59

5 design trends from this year’s Home of the Year fina

The finalists in Home of the Year 2017 share some important commonalities. Samsung discover the six design trends that hold the key to a winning home ...
08-05-2017 22:05

Inside a mid-century masterpiece in Remuera that’s sto

Former fashionista Megan Douglas was drawn to the clean lines and simplicity of a mid-century masterpiece that has stood the test of time Inside a mid...
08-05-2017 22:05

Statement wallpaper helped to make this cold bach bathroom p

This family took inspiration from the laid back lifestyle and trees surrounding their Waiheke Island bach to give their loo a new lease of life Statem...
08-05-2017 22:05

New Zealand’s best city home responds masterfully to a

Sitting on a busy road in Point Chevalier, Guy Tarrant’s family home is an elegant response on an awkward site in a suburban setting New Zealand’s...
08-05-2017 22:05

An 8.6-square-metre home is the perfect fit for this Aucklan

By thinking outside the cube, an inventive Auckland couple have squeezed their bare necessities into a petite 8.6-square-metre home Meet and greet Sha...
08-05-2017 22:05

Auckland’s best new buildings

The 2017 Auckland Architecture Awards have named the city’s best new buildings. From community centres to glittering theatres we check out all the w...
05-05-2017 22:02

A bland bathroom is given a fresh new look for under $500

The bathroom of this home was once a bland, beige box until a roll of statement wall paper and new accessories helped to brighten its look A bland bat...
04-05-2017 22:24

Dos and don’ts of undertaking your own bathroom renova

Before you get stuck into your bathroom renovation there are a few things you should consider. Alex Fulton has rounded up some important do?s and don?...
04-05-2017 22:24

Lonely’s Newmarket store aims to create an intimate cu

Creativity and female empowerment are subtle, underlying themes in this serene and luxurious flagship store for cult label Lonely Lonely’s Newmarket...
03-05-2017 22:01

How to grow and arrange your own wildflowers

Wildflowers will easily bloom anywhere making them the perfect, low-effort way to add a burst of colour to your home. Here are some tips on how to gro...
03-05-2017 22:01

What to harvest, plant and sow in the month of May

Even though the weather’s getting cooler there’s still lots to keep you busy in the garden in May. We’ve rounded up our top picks to harvest, pl...
03-05-2017 22:01

Tips from the experts: Top flooring trends for 2017

Flooring on your walls" It?s one of the top trends for this year, says interior designer and Carpet Court ambassador Jane Carolan Wood trends Wood loo...
03-05-2017 22:01

Inside the Mahurangi home that won New Zealand’s best

Richly detailed and grand without ever being pretentious, it’s easy to see why Belinda George’s home won Best Retreat at the 2017 Home of the Year...
02-05-2017 22:00

The Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival is comin

The annual Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival delivers a compelling line-up for 2017 The Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival is coming ...
02-05-2017 22:00

The renovation of this Wellington villa didn’t go comp

After many setbacks, u-turns and surprises, the owners of this Wellington villa share how their initial renovation idea didn’t quite go to plan Meet...
02-05-2017 22:00

A tiny downstairs bathroom is given a moody makeover

Rather than fighting the lack of light in this downstairs room this family embraced it and instead created a moody, minimalist WC Who lives here" Rebe...
02-05-2017 22:00

Your May gardening to-do list

This month’s gardening checklist is packed full with the best winter blooms, tips for Mother’s Day, and how to protect your plants in frosty temps...
02-05-2017 22:00

Renovation rookies transform a tired cottage on a shoestring

A run-down 1950s cottage nestled beside a quiet West Auckland golf course was the perfect project for two budding DIYers Meet and greet Kristina Raple...
02-05-2017 22:00

Why artificial intelligence is the future of architecture an

New York-based designer and researcher Danil Nagy discusses the future of artificial intelligence in design and urban analysis Why artificial intellig...
01-05-2017 22:04

Martino Gamper’s 100 Chairs in 100 Days

London-based Italian designer Martino Gamper?s 100 Chairs in 100 Days project makes it to Wellington, complete with a new, locally made chair Martino ...
01-05-2017 22:04

10 ways to instantly makeover a room

You don?t have to break the bank to give your home a mini makeover. Here are 10 simple tricks from Barfoot & Thompson to help you instantly update a s...
01-05-2017 22:04

Everything you need to know about synthetic and blended fabr

Navigate your way through fabric options like a pro with our ultimate shopper’s guide to synthetic and blended fabrics  Polyester  A synthetic fibre...
29-04-2017 21:59

6 of our favourite fabric trends to look out for

From vibrant velvets to muted organic linens and artisan elements, our experts share their 6 favourite fabric trends you need to know 6 of our favouri...
28-04-2017 21:58

A dated bathroom gets a modern makeover with an antique edge

A small bathroom and laundry in Wellington is completely rebuilt with wonderful heritage features in a functional modern space A dated bathroom gets a...
28-04-2017 21:58

A 1960s concrete fortress is softened through a clever use o

A solid 1960s home in Remuera, originally designed by Geoff Newman, is immaculately transformed thanks to the expert eye of architect Lisa Webb A 1960...
28-04-2017 21:58

An overgrown East Auckland garden is now an oasis filled wit

Battling an awkward site and a tight budget, this fledgling landscape designer has achieved the ultimate urban retreat An overgrown East Auckland gard...
28-04-2017 21:58

The ultimate guide to creating a comfortable, stylish bed

Untuck our tips for styling an inviting bed and create your ideal nest for sleeping, dreaming and breakfasting in The ultimate guide to creating a com...
28-04-2017 21:58

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