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This striking Gibbston Valley home was built to celebrate it

A creative couple designed and built their forever home in Gibbston Valley, with space for all the family including the horses For Laura Shallcrass, h...
12-04-2021 22:02

Inside a cheerful green bungalow with a mid-century twist

A carefully considered extension to a compact bungalow has given an Auckland family some much-needed breathing room ? and extra display space Michelle...
11-04-2021 22:06

Here’s what you should be doing in your garden this Au

The experts from Kings Plant Barn are here to help  Help! My fruit trees didn?t bear much fruit this summer. What can I do for next year" A little car...
10-04-2021 22:03

Everything you need to know about design classic, the Tolix

You know when something is reproduced it has to be outstanding, which makes the Tolix H stool one of the most successful design classics going Where w...
10-04-2021 22:03

This cheerful chill-out room is our first 2021 Resene Colour

Previously a storage room, hand-painted daisies in candy-colour hues have transformed this space. After trying ? and failing ? to find a wallpaper tha...
09-04-2021 22:07

How to make seasonal adjustments to your living room

It’s time to say sayonara to summer and welcome autumn into our homes with a new mood. A change in season brings with it a change in mood. We invite...
09-04-2021 22:07

How this charming transitional villa has embraced colour and

Influenced by holidays abroad, this family?s transitional villa embraces the colour and vibrancy of exotic Turkey and Morocco Clarissa and Doug Thomps...
09-04-2021 22:07

3 styling secrets that will help you prep your home for autu

As we turn our attention indoors, this season makes us rediscover the beauty of being at home A slight drop in temperature,not immediate but still not...
08-04-2021 22:04

Former winner of The Block NZ opens her own retail store

Former The Block NZ winner, Amy Moore, is putting her eye for style into her very own retail store   If Amy Moore?s win on The Block NZ had you searc...
08-04-2021 22:04

See how modern mattes create understated elegance to your ho

Transform the look of your home with the new Matte range from COLORSTEEL®  For rugby great and keen surfer Sir John Kirwan, finding just the right fin...
31-03-2021 22:02

Gelato colours create a bedroom that promises the sweetest d

A room filled with vintage-inspired floral motifs is bound to make any little girl smile. Here?s how to get the look at home. Project: Floral headboar...
31-03-2021 22:02

Inside a peaceful and sustainable garden in the heart of Chr

Leading landscape architect Di Lucas? creative and sustainable influence can be seen in many of the country?s big projects, so it?s no surprise her ow...
29-03-2021 21:57

An interior stylist finds her dream home in this classic inn

It was love at first when a British interior stylist first clapped eyes on this inner-city apartment The first time Shelby George saw the Auckland dow...
28-03-2021 21:55

A family find a little slice of Paris in their chic Christch

After saying au revoir to France, a Kiwi family are enjoying la belle vie in their chic Christchurch apartment When Kiwi singer-songwriter-turned-busi...
27-03-2021 21:58

This small apartment proves there is always room for big ide

When it comes to small apartment living, this Auckland couple know how to use space to their advantage A quick commute, handy location and even a spar...
26-03-2021 21:57

A tired 70s house is given a modern revival with nods to the

Painted breeze blocks and wooden battens have transformed this retro family home What was it that drew you to this house" Aslan: I?ve always been draw...
26-03-2021 21:57

This Christchurch home has a surprising night-time element

Completely private from the front, this home opens out to the private garden through sliding doors and raked windows. With no windows you can casually...
18-03-2021 22:37

Meet the potter who combines a love of technology with her p

Pottery meets 3D printing. The top floor of a converted 1960s office block overlooking Lyttelton port is not an expected location for a pottery studio...
12-03-2021 22:18

Ten home improvement projects to tackle while the sun is shi

Home improvements best done while the weather’s fine. When the sun is out, and the beers are chilling it?s the perfect time to put on your tool belt...
11-03-2021 22:04

This guesthouse works its magic on the smallest of footprint

Opening out to outdoor entertaining areas, you won’t want to leave. There?s something about the little pool house in Hannah Williams? backyard that?...
11-03-2021 22:04

How these homeowners created a dreamy, modern aesthetic

A serene home in Taup? unites breezy neutrals, soft textures and furniture with relaxation in mind. Meet & greet Selena McWilliam, business owner and ...
26-02-2021 21:57

This colourful Greytown house has a painted mural on every w

With a couple of kids under two, this hard-working tradie has transformed her home one colourful room at a time. After a massive villa renovation in I...
19-02-2021 21:55

Meet the award-winning photographer Emma Willetts

  You could be forgiven for thinking Emma Willetts? photographs are paintings. Abstract shapes and striking colours dominate her work, which is taken...
15-02-2021 21:53

This Wellington home ups the quirk factor

A previously stark contemporary home is given a lively makeover with bold colour, fearless pattern and travel treasures on display. You could never ac...
14-02-2021 21:58

Tips for maintaining your garden during the dry season

The experts from Kings Plant Barn are here to help  For those in drought-stricken areas, how can we offset the effects of not being able to soak the e...
04-02-2021 22:00

BBQ season just got better with this flavour-packed recipe

We all know marinade can take a simple dish to the next level, and we’re going crazy for this Delmaine marinade.  Using pantry staples you can creat...
25-01-2021 22:09

Win an Only Good prize pack for you and a friend

We have two prize packs to give away   Only Good are bringing some summer fun to your place with their new Limited Edition label designs.  Only Good ...
21-01-2021 21:59

A hardworking builder and designer duo create their dream ru

When a builder and an interior designer created their own home, the result was a considered house rich in details with plenty of glass sliding doors a...
18-01-2021 21:56

Smart tech to make your family?s morning routine simple

School’s back, so get the family into a routine with some help from Samsung. Getting the family up and out the door in time for work and school, the...
13-01-2021 22:00

A historic family bach is transformed into a modern holiday

A mother-daughter duo give their old family bach a much-needed update with nods to the past When Henrietta MacDonald and her daughter Emma decided to ...
31-12-2020 21:57

6 kitchen trends you need to know about in 2021

The lowdown on the latest looks for the most important room in your home. Here’s all you need to know for your upcoming kitchen reno   1. Curves  O...
29-12-2020 21:59

How this Art Deco Tauranga home got its new look

Slowly but surely the garden of this character-filled Art Deco Tauranga house has become as heart-felt as the home itself Sally Blockley remembers wel...
28-12-2020 21:58

An expert eye for textiles has helped transform this family

Time, effort and an expert way with textiles has helped transform an early 1900s house situated on the edge of a hill in Auckland into a cosy family h...
27-12-2020 21:53

Inside a young family’s lush rural idyll in Whangarei

A stroke of luck brought Pip and Shane McNeil to this lush Whang?rei section. Now, with chickens, fruit trees and space aplenty, they can?t imagine th...
25-12-2020 21:56

How to create a gender neutral kids room to take them from t

A neutral palette and smart furniture choices make this gender neutral child?s bedroom work from toddler to teen Preparing a bedroom that can take you...
24-12-2020 21:56

How clever painting transformed this cosy rural home

Armed with a paint brush, this homeowner transformed her idyllic rural home room by room while her children napped. See the before and afters below Af...
23-12-2020 21:58

This 10-year Wellington renovation is the ultimate labour of

A long-time renter saw the potential in a rundown Wellington townhouse that others dismissed on first viewing. See the before and after shots of this ...
21-12-2020 21:58

Inside Eleanor Ozich’s two tiny, holiday-ready cabins

Eleanor Ozich loves making people feel at home so much, she created two simple but detail-rich tiny retreats to play host in As if Eleanor Ozich isn?t...
21-12-2020 21:58

Keep your home cool this summer with these hot tips

We all love a long, hot summer ? except when the heat becomes oppressive. Here?s our guide to staying cool It?s that time of year when cheap plastic f...
21-12-2020 21:58

Everything you need to know about installing an outdoor show

The outdoor shower is increasingly becoming a regular feature in the backyard, here’s all you need to know  It?s a scorching hot summer day, and you...
20-12-2020 21:54

See how a dark log cabin home received a modern new look

A dark and gloomy Te Puna home is given a light, bright makeover with a nod to modern European flair. See the before and after shots below Andy and Su...
19-12-2020 21:59

How a clever couple renovated their chic 1930s apartment in

Somehow this 1930s apartment was renovated and filled with soft colour in 10 short weeks – just in time for the arrival of daughter number five. Hav...
19-12-2020 21:59

Inside a light-filled home where soft colours and a chilled-

With its free-spirited style, this sunny home is a beautiful reflection of the family who live and work here. See more of this light-filled home here ...
18-12-2020 21:59

How to make entertaining look like a breeze

Welcoming friends for a long lunch is one of the joys of summer.  Now it’s even easier than before. A lazy Sunday lunch or casual Friday night dinne...
18-12-2020 21:59

How to create the ultimate summer platter

With these items always on hand you’ll be covered for those summer days and nights with friends and family. Delmaine Fine Foods have partnered with ...
17-12-2020 22:00

See inside shoe-designer Kathryn Wilson’s stunning Auc

Footwear designer Kathryn Wilson had to tear herself away from her beloved little townhouse, but she has found a forever home in this grand old dame K...
17-12-2020 22:00

Meet the powerhouse potter behind Thea Ceramics

With an inherited passion for clay, potter Esther Mcdonald takes inspiration for her wares, Thea Ceramics, from her beautiful Waiheke surrounds From h...
17-12-2020 22:00

Byron Bay style meets laid-back Bali in this Papamoa house

Influenced by exotic holidays, one family set about building their own resort with touches of Byron Bay and Bali Phoebe and Damon Batchelor?s holidays...
16-12-2020 21:56

This enchanting cottage charms all who come to visit

Tucked in between towering trees is Five Acre Farm, a renovated cottage open to visitors It?s not hard to understand why Ben Phillips and Brie Thomas ...
15-12-2020 22:01

Meet the student midwives who champion body positivity throu

Two student midwives and best friends share a passion for celebrating the body beautiful. They tell us all about their art Textile designer Alanna Jos...
14-12-2020 21:58

This bungalow expertly combines heritage features with moder

A tired-looking bungalow is given a fun-loving touch, resulting in a home that boasts creative colour and easy flow for a young family If there?s one ...
13-12-2020 21:59

Get prepped for Christmas with our two-week task countdown

Deck the walls, bake Santa some biscuits, wrap the presents but above all decorate and craft like your life depends on it. Here?s our guide to the two...
11-12-2020 21:55

How to wrap awkwardly shaped Christmas gifts

According to a gift-wrapping expert. Part of the magic of Christmas is the sight of beautifully wrapped presents nestled under a tree, so what do you ...
09-12-2020 22:03

Why candy colours are your go-to Christmas look this year

Candy-coloured hues stand-in for traditional red and green to ignite festive feelings and summery celebrations The traditional green and red or froste...
06-12-2020 21:56

How to create a magical ladder Christmas tree from items in

Everyone has a spare ladder hanging out in the garage. Drag it out, it has a Christmas role to play this year. Erena Te Paa shows us how A wooden ladd...
02-12-2020 21:59

How to care for your real Christmas tree

Keep your Christmas tree looking it’s best throughout the festive season or opt for a low-maintenance alternative instead A lot of families prefer t...
01-12-2020 21:56

How to make Erena Te Paa’s garden seed advent calendar

You could be mistaken for thinking this is an artwork. In fact, it?s an advent calendar that you can plant. Here’s how you can make your own Stylist...
01-12-2020 21:56

How to make snowflake Christmas decorations

The perfect frosty craft project for little ones! Fact: the festive season is more fun when you drape your home with Christmas decorations – and nev...
01-12-2020 21:56

Win a Samsung Jet 90 Pet? valued at $1,099

Get your house in order for Christmas and keep it that way with the ingenious Samsung Jet 90 Pet?, valued at $1099. So, if Great Aunt Olive spills her...
27-11-2020 21:59

This Bowentown bach combines the owner’s love of natur

The home invites the raw landscape right up to the house with extensive use of sliding and bi-fold doors as well as a wall of raked windows. The appro...
26-11-2020 21:57

Why doing the family wash just got a whole lot simpler

The laundry may be the engine room of the house but it hasn?t always been considered a temple of style.  This is all set to change. Neutral tones and ...
02-11-2020 22:00

This idyllic Matarangi holiday home blurs the line between i

The boundary between inside and outside is blurred at a Matarangi holiday home thanks to the clever use of sliding doors and raked windows There are n...
29-09-2020 22:01

Here’s what you should be doing in the garden this Jul

Harvest Once you?ve harvested your lemons it?s a good idea to prune trees to maintain a manageable size and help improve productivity. Winter is the b...
30-06-2020 21:55

How this interior designer enhanced the character of her vil

Ten years after moving in, this interior designer completely gutted her Auckland villa to transform it into her dream home Annick and Tim Larkin hunte...
25-06-2020 21:57

How this Coromandel home was designed to frame the coastal v

This Kiwi bach was designed as a response to the environment and history of the Coromandel. Discover how this home reflects its surroundings. Project ...
25-06-2020 21:57

This collector curated her home with classic designs and vin

Classic design and vintage pieces mix with intentionally provocative art in this cleverly curated family home in Aahurs, Denmark The first time Bianca...
25-06-2020 21:57

How this architect applied Japanese aesthetic to this rural

On a leafy site in the Waikato, Tane Cox crafts a subtle home for three generations.  Q&A with Tane Cox of Red Architecture How do you make people fee...
25-06-2020 21:57

How this Auckland family revived their ’70s home for l

When Nita Pearson and partner Francis Scordino were looking for a family home, they saw potential where others saw problems. While nothing had been to...
25-06-2020 21:57

This family have redefined DIY with their hands-on home reno

From run down to remarkable, this special home shows what?s possible with a bold vision ? and hard work Meet & greet John Price, 40 (works in landscap...
25-06-2020 21:57

How Japanese design was applied in this large multi-generati

On a leafy site in the Waikato, Tane Cox crafts a subtle home for three generations Ben Lee had just finished building four houses on Marine Parade in...
03-04-2020 21:40

5 interior design shows we?re binge-watching on Netflix

As we adjust to our new normal under lockdown, we’ve been clicking “continue watching” on these 5 shows for home makeover inspiration 1 Queer Ey...
03-04-2020 21:40

The Home of the Year 2020 Best Retreat is a spellbinding Wai

This extraordinary house by Cheshire Architects is filled with dynamic spaces where everything you touch has texture and history. The brief from the c...
02-04-2020 21:42

The best podcasts to listen to when you’re doing thing

Listening to podcasts is a great way to stay entertained when you’re doing tasks around the house. Here are some of our faves right now Podcasts are...
02-04-2020 21:42

A Wanaka home wins the Best Colour and Detail award thanks t

Faced with a flat grassy site on the outskirts of W?naka, PAC Studio and Steven Lloyd created an intriguing house around a series of courtyards Faced ...
02-04-2020 21:42

Celebrating the 25th Home of the Year awards and all the pas

Very special thanks to our sponsor Altherm Window Systems Our annual Home of the Year award is New Zealand’s most prestigious architectural prize, w...
01-04-2020 21:45

The Home of the Year 2020 runner up is a richly crafted Waih

Beautifully crafted and utterly romantic, the Home of the Year 2020 runner up by Cheshire Architects is a stunning response to off-grid living The run...
01-04-2020 21:45

The Home of the Year 2020 winner is a humble yet dramatic ho

A family bach in the Kuaotunu dunes by Crosson Architects wins Home of the Year 2020. Watch the video below and pick up a copy of the latest issue of ...
01-04-2020 21:45

7 lifestyle properties for sale where you can get away from

Enjoy spacious country living while still having easy access to the city in one of these dreamy lifestyle properties for sale People often dream of a ...
31-03-2020 21:43

10 fun DIY ideas using things you might already have in your

If you’re thinking of redecorating or you’re just in the mood for some arts and crafts, this list of fun projects is sure to inspire your creativi...
31-03-2020 21:43

This rural retreat proves small budgets and good design do g

Faced with a small budget and big design ideas, the PAC Studio team sweated each and every detail, seeking the most efficient plan possible to create ...
30-03-2020 21:42

These essential property tips will keep you informed during

The Covid-19 lockdown has impacted the real estate market but that doesn’t mean there’s no activity at all. Stay informed with these essential pro...
30-03-2020 21:42

How this architect designed an elemental home in a Marlborou

With a brief for a home without a garden that sat amongst the vines, Stuart Gardyne discusses how he adopted an elemental design for this Marlborough ...
29-03-2020 21:40

We tidied our desks to show you where we’re working fr

Here’s how we’ve been finding little moments of joy and ways to make our new home offices feel special during this sudden Covid-19 lockdown Since ...
28-03-2020 21:41

How this home achieved Californian modernism in Central Otag

We spoke to Louise Wright from Assembly Architects about her recent build in Central Otago which has drawn inspiration from mid-century architecture  ...
28-03-2020 21:41

How this architect expertly transformed an old farm building

Architect Ben Daly rehabilitates a farm building with a long family history on the Canterbury Plains. He discusses why he chose to make a shearing she...
28-03-2020 21:41

This beautiful Greytown new-build was designed to feel like

A new home in the charming locale of Greytown, Wairarapa, is designed to be as inviting as a boutique retreat Whether it?s savouring a glass of fine w...
26-03-2020 21:40

Introducing the exciting finalists in Home of the Year 2020

With HOME celebrating its 25th Home of the Year awards, it’s no wonder that the calibre of architecture seen in these finalists is so incredible “...
26-03-2020 21:40

4 tips to making working from home more productive

If you’ve recently started to work from home, we’ve come up with 4 tips to help make your new lifestyle more productive. 1. Location At the top of...
25-03-2020 21:42

7 most luxurious New Zealand homes for sale that offer the p

These exclusive properties for sale offer peace and privacy for the most luxurious getaway experience Recent world events have brought the notion of a...
25-03-2020 21:42

How this modernist Marlborough home defies traditional count

Modernist and elemental, this house in a Marlborough vineyard by Stuart Gardyne proves that country living need not be rustic ?A paddock with grapevin...
24-03-2020 21:39

How this homeowner achieved his dream rural retreat on a sma

Despite this Kaipara Harbour home’s modest budget, PAC studio team managed to create an elegantly rural space for this Auckland commuter In recent y...
23-03-2020 21:39

How to use blue bed linen to give your bedroom the most styl

Moody blue bed linen is the ultimate way to give your bedroom a moody makeover. Here’s how to perfect this trend at home Blue is having a moment in ...
23-03-2020 21:39

These tips from people who work at home may help you adjust

Working from home can be a tricky transition if you’re not used to it, especially in these trying times. We’ve rounded up some helpful advice from...
23-03-2020 21:39

This family’s Central Otago build was inspired by mid-

Assembly Architects drew on lightweight Californian modernism to craft this elegant mountain retreat The privilege of living in Central Otago?s dramat...
22-03-2020 21:38

This 1960s shearing shed was cleverly revived to become a fa

Originally built in the 1960s and left unused for decades, this farm building on the Canterbury Plains is another masterful revival by architect Ben D...
21-03-2020 21:40

8 places to clean around the house that will make you feel p

Stay home and get stuck in with a full clean; these simple jobs will make you feel productive without ever leaving the house If a weekend-in is on the...
20-03-2020 21:40

8 Queenstown homes that offer the most luxurious escape from

With breathtaking views, incredible architecture and isolated locations, these spectaular properties in the Queenstown-Lakes area offer the most luxur...
20-03-2020 21:40

5 soothing garden tasks to keep you busy when you’re a

Getting in the garden and using your hands is a great way to soothe your mind and keep busy. Here are some practical and creative tasks you can do whi...
20-03-2020 21:40

5 essential things you need to know when caring for pot plan

Bring a plant parent can be hard, luckily you can use these five simple signposts to make sure you’re keeping them happy and healthy The average siz...
19-03-2020 21:39

Now’s your chance to secure a prime section in Bellekn

This new development offers a prime piece of land in popular Belleknowes. Don’t miss this opportunity to secure a dream site for your dream home Det...
19-03-2020 21:39

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