Happy New Year Homestyle

Homestyle magazine’s Feb/March issue is out on shelves this week – let’s have a little look-see, shall we?
Look for this space above on the cover of this issue: belonging to US-based New Zealanders Karie Higgins (jewellery designer) and Lee Gibson (footwear designer for Nike), this is their relaxed river-front cabin in Oregon…

Photography Nicole Mason

Comfortable, relatable, expressive rather than expensive – and oh how I love those dark, wide floorboards.

Photography by Larnie Nicolson

My other fave from this issue – this Tauranga new-build, belonging to Rachael Jefferies – who you should definitely follow on Instagram @the_rad_pad, because her pad is rad, and her hashtags are hilarious.

This latest issue of Homestyle also shows you through a number of other New Zealand homes, including a very cool, contemporary tiny house built in Napier, and a Waiheke Island dream home, and visits the studios of Twenty Seven Names, Meadowlark founder Claire Hammon, and artist Fleur Woods. Plus kids’ bedroom makeovers, styled features and all the yummy forward-thinking, design-lead lifestyle snacks you expect to be served by Alice Lines and the Homestyle team.


Upping the Gift Game

Incred styling and photography by Bonny Beattie

The Great New Zealand Wrapping Paper Book is baaaaack, and this fourth edition is all about Celebrations.

There’s 10 different wraps for 10 different occasions – whether you need a gift for a child, a new baby, or a friend, for Christmas or for a birthday, or just to say Thanks or to say I Love You, this edition has you wrapped on all sides and secured with sellotape. Or, covered.

The Celebration Edition has been created in collaboration with these NZ designers and illustrators: (follow the links for some new creative finds) Hannah Hutchinson; Glenn Jones; Aleisha Findlay; Hamish Thompson; Becky LazarevicStudio Bon; Hydrangea Ranger; OsloFleur Woods; Studio Soph;

Available here and where lovely things are sold.


Material Worlds

Layering your home with texture and warmth
– Styling by Alice Lines and Sam van Kan; Photography by Simon Wilson

What a bathroom! Photography Duncan Innes


I’m only sticking the tip in today with peeks at two of the many home tours and styled features from the new issue of Homestyle magazine, out on shelves now.

This August/September issue – Material Worlds – outdoes itself yet again, with practical tips on styling your space with simplicity and ease, visits to a NZ artist’s studio and a beautiful new lifestyle store, the usual hella-good picks of the latest things to love in food, lifestyle and interiors, and – what we came for – loads of exceptional home tours (including this amazing home pictured above, and the impressive yet humble home of Mahsa Willis, founder of one of my favourite fashion labels Mahsa).

Always such a good buy. Good bye!


Scene Stealers – Homestyle June/July Edition

Styling Juliette Wanty, Photography Melanie Jenkins for Fisher & Paykel and Homestyle

Styling by Juliette Wanty, Photography Wendy Fenwick for Resene and Homestyle

The covergirl for this issue – the Ponsonby home of Jess & Cam Hodgson

Photography by Simon Wilson

The home of Tessuti founder, Ali McIntosh. Photography by Michelle Weir

Another incredibly beautiful issue of Homestyle magazine is out on shelves this week! If you haven’t subscribed already, can I please recommend? Five Stars, would subscribe again. It’s a stylish little parcel of joy that arrives every 8 weeks, and you save loads on the normal cover price. I mean, you’re a grown woman/man and you can do whatever you want, but if you needed to justify it, there it is. You’re actually saving money.

Anyway – in this issue, there’s several tours of inspiring New Zealand homes (and a couple of great international homes too), studio sessions with NZ makers and artists, and Homestyle’s always-enviable styled features. Go get yo copy.

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