Love: floors painted in grey, bench seat as low shelving, and the natural woven rug to add a cosy layer and finish the look.

I know there’s a gigantic jar of pickles on the bench but I NEED YOU TO FOCUS!
Love how the single pendant light turns a simple small table into a dining space

Sh-WOW-er. (Had to, sorry).
Designed by architect James Barber.

Gorgeous kids room for interior designer Elisabeth Heier. The custom bunks have drawers in the base and cabinets above. Nice touch – the small IKEA stools are painted the same colour as the walls.

Photography Ragnar Omarsson

I’ll never be too bougie for IKEA. Light and Dark bedroom inspiration from new 2019 IKEA releases, styled by Pella Hedeby. Which is your fave?

Adore this custom walnut kitchen, especially the simple beading around the cabinet fronts.

This bathroom is beautiful! Manages to look both modern and traditional, with the Brunswick green tiles, the arched glass shower door, and this dark timber, reeded glass cabinet:

You just know everything behind this dark timber, reeded glass cabinet matches beautifully.

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Current Mood – Homestyle April/May

Photography Simon Wilson

anzThe latest Homestyle magazine is out on shelves this week, and as per, I have some sneaky page peeks to share. The above kitchen, belonging to a home in Point Wells, is the covergirl for this issue. Love the choice of tiles here, and that slim timber ledge.

Styling & Photography by Ange Dye

There’s also a visit to the home of NZ Interior Stylist Ange Dye. Consider this kitchen moment above your amuse-bouche.

Photography Kirsty Dawn

One of my faves from this issue is the 50-square-metre studio apartment within a converted hall on Waiheke Island.
The classic New Zealand white weatherboard exterior hides a darker, New York loft-style aesthetic inside, with modern features like this bedroom above. To partition off this space, they used these glass doors that look to be black-steel-framed, but are actually a more affordable ‘cheat’s version’. (Will leave you to check out the issue for the details of that).

Photography Larnie Nicolson

This family home in Westmere shows off its recent revamp by owner and Interior Designer Amy Gillespie.

Photography Simon Wilson

Homestyle Editor Alice Lines and Citta’s Sam van Kan combine forces again like an interiors Captain Planet, sharing a bunch of practical ideas for styling the sleep space of your dream zzzz’s. PS: I love that soft grid-patterned duvet up there (it’s from Citta’s new AW19 collection).



It just doesn’t feel right writing pithy little things about beautiful rooms this weekend… So instead of comments, I’ll just share a link to this Give a Little page set up by NZ Victim Support, in case you’d like to give something to help the victims of the Christchurch tragedy. The 49 fellow New Zealanders who were slaughtered were someone’s dad, someone’s mum, someone’s child, someone’s grandfather. They may well have been the main breadwinner in the family. If you can’t give, you can still make a difference: take flowers to your local mosque, refute the subtle, casually-racist crap that cousin or workmate of yours has always got away with saying, or just smile at and greet your (figurative) neighbour. We can be shining lights, so let’s do that.

Photography by Sean Fennessy
Portsea Beach House by Studio Esteta. See the rest of this home at Est Magazine.

The home of interior stylist Lucie Vacková – follow her blog or Instagram

The home office of Sarah Van Peteghem – Coco Lapine

See the rest of this nursery over at Domino

By designer Yaroslav Priadka


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Space Between

New Zealand homeware brand Made of Tomorrow have just launched their AW19 collection, Space Between. Along with their simple but super-functional folded steel shelves, wall hooks, bathroom accessories, floating bedside tables and more, the Fold range has welcomed some new pieces including Arch Bookends in two colours, and Arch Planter Pots and Arch Planter Boxes, which work equally well outdoors as in. There’s newbies in the Paper Goods range too, and most exciting of all, a new Surface range consisting of an an Arch Room Divider and Arch Lean Mirror, both made of MDF, triple-gloss-painted in blush pink, jet black, deep green or pale grey.

Simple, super-functional, stylish soap holder. (But also an excuse to show this amazing sink, a little bit)

New Arch Pots in white and mist green (also come in black)

Made of Tomorrow’s new Arch Planter Box (also comes in black and mist green)

New Arch Bookends – also come in black

There’s a bunch of new things in the Paper Good range – my fave is this handy little note block in pale grey

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