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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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10 homes by Herbst Architects that showcase their award-winn

Over the years Herbst Architects have made a name for themselves and their distinctive architectural style. Here are 10 of our favourite houses by the...
18-03-2020 21:38

How this family of recycle warriors renovated their sunny Au

Masters at making every dollar count, this family have worked wonders on a classic split-level house that no one else wanted When Nita Pearson and par...
18-03-2020 21:38

10 easy ways to boost your mood while staying at home

Self-care is important when you’re social distancing and staying at home. Try these lighthearted ideas to boost your mood As Coronavirus continues t...
18-03-2020 21:38

Recycled materials and op-shop finds give this home a sustai

From run down to remarkable, this special Mt Maunganui home shows what?s possible with a bold vision ? and hard work Meet and Greet John Price, 40 (wo...
17-03-2020 21:40

52 shades of green that prove why this colour is the new Mil

From neutral and understated to bright and bold, these ideas will make your feel confident about using a green colour palette in your home Move over M...
17-03-2020 21:40

12 homes that prove barn doors aren’t just for the cou

Both functional and stylish, barn doors are our new favourite interior trend. Here?s how to use this design feature in your own home Originally inspir...
17-03-2020 21:40

The Workroom is the homeware and interior store we can’

With a homeware boutique, linen range and even a caravan bar for hire, interior designer Anna Begg is a woman of many talents Anna Begg has been on a ...
16-03-2020 21:40

How to cut plastic and waste when storing food in your fridg

Buying and storing food can generate a lot of unnecessary waste. Eleanor Ozich shares how to minimise waste and keep your fridge looking good Not so l...
16-03-2020 21:40

4 ways every busy person should use smart tech in their home

Reduce life?s little annoyances with the latest automated tech for your home. Here are four ways to make your busy life a bit easier Picture never usi...
15-03-2020 21:37

10 tips that will help you pull off a flawless bathroom reno

Pull off a flawless bathroom renovation with Mico?s top 10 tips 1. Consider the lights Poor lighting in a bathroom could spoil all your hard work by c...
15-03-2020 21:37

How to use rust effect paint to add old age charm to your ou

Rust is trending this season. Add a touch of aged charm to your patio or garden with Resene?s exciting new rust effect paint.   Earthy and naturalist...
15-03-2020 21:37

How to DIY a sweet rainbow wall hanging with rope

This rainbow wall hanging makes a cute addition to a child?s bedroom ? just pick your favourite colours You will need 3.15m rope or thick cord (about ...
14-03-2020 21:39

The city feels a world away in this subtropical Auckland gar

Once lacking life and vibrancy, this inner-city Auckland garden has been turned into a subtropical sanctuary with a subtle Asian sensibility Among the...
14-03-2020 21:39

How to give your home a refresh using white – and not

From all-out alabaster to pops of pearl, this handy guide will help you rethink basic blanc. Here are three ways to make white work in your home The o...
13-03-2020 21:43

How a smoke-stained cottage was transformed into the sweetes

In just two months, this dark, smoke-stained cottage in Taupo was transformed into a sweet and soulful character home on a super-tight budget Meet & g...
12-03-2020 21:39

How to choose the right style of planter for your pot plants

From ceramic to terracotta to concrete, here’s how to match your planter to your interior style and arrange your pots like a pro Pots come in many s...
12-03-2020 21:39

5 creative Instagram accounts that will inspire you to go bo

Add some bright and bold inspo to your Instagram feed with this fearless collection of creatives who our team is loving right now In a sea of creamy p...
12-03-2020 21:39

Why vintage glassware should be on every op-shoppers must-ha

From smoked to frosted, ribbed to coloured, unique glass is trending. Sustainable shopping advocate Fi reveals how to find this vintage treasure Smoke...
12-03-2020 21:39

This guide to choosing pot plants will make you look like a

Ready to get planting but don’t know where to begin" Use this easy guide for all the best plant combinations to try in your pots Match your plant to...
11-03-2020 21:39

This luxurious ensuite proves you can go bold in a small spa

This dreamy new ensuite proves even a small space can be designed to feel like a luxe sanctuary Interior designer Vic Bibby, her husband, Mark, and th...
11-03-2020 21:39

An Oamaru villa is the 2020 Resene Colour Home Awards winner

   This year?s Resene Colour Home Awards winners brought subtle colour and a dose of character back to an Oamaru villa Meet & greet Tessa Simpson, 35 ...
10-03-2020 21:38

How this classic bungalow was given such an elegant makeover

The character features in this classic bungalow have been given the most elegant update. We talk to the homeowner and interior designer to get all the...
10-03-2020 21:38

This family built a home for the first time with a budget of

When this family decided to turn their bach into their permanent home building new was their best option. They share the highs and lows from their jou...
09-03-2020 21:37

These are the best recycling centres to get a bargain from

Eco-writer, Fi and her fellow magpies share some of the recycling centres turning trash into treasure at landfills around the country Auckland When I ...
09-03-2020 21:37

These are the best vegetables to plant in your garden this M

You can enjoy your own bounty of homegrown vegetables by following this easy garden guide for what to harvest, plant and sow in March Harvest Greens P...
09-03-2020 21:37

How to give your kitchen a custom makeover that won?t break

Customising the design for your kitchen reno has never been easier. Discover how this home achieved its bespoke makeover and find out how you can have...
06-03-2020 21:38

5 inspiring women who are making waves in New Zealand archit

We’re celebrating International Women’s Day by highlighting five inspiring New Zealand architects who continue to push the boundaries of design In...
06-03-2020 21:38

6 homes for sale across New Zealand that are full of charact

Here’s our favourite homes for sale right now that are full of one-of-a-kind character and charm Period homes don?t just have character in spades, m...
05-03-2020 21:45

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