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



Oh, wow. Wowowowowowowowowow. These tiles are now top of my dream-home tile leaderboard.
Matte marble, soft blush tone, gently tumbled edge… and giving me a modern take on a terracotta tile lewk. (They also come in a square tile).

Dreamy dressing room at Amelie & Frank’s, designed by Hecker Guthrie

Love the vintage bed and Turkish rug
Prepare for your ovaries to explode when you see this Instagram account
Small idea to steal: blanket on a coat hanger when not in use. If it’s a nice one, you might as well have it out on display as in a cupboard.

I semi-regularly check in on the Golden website just to see if they have new interior design projects. They do! This home in Armadale, Melbourne. Also, is that low storage unit made of travertine? Dead.

One for your Tiling pin-board.  Designed by March Twice Interiors.
Photography by Ryan Linnegar

Still really appreciating a greyish sage colour for living and bedroom walls.
This scene also features one of my favourite chairs, the & Tradition Loafer armchair (in white)

Simple workspace inspo. Love the drama of the black against that pinky taupe

The glam, deco home of photographer, illustrator and tastemaker Garance Doré – author of the bestseller Love, Style, Life. See more of the inimitable interior over at Domino (where they also give links to loads of the homeware and materials used)


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