Retreat Yourself – Homestyle Dec/Jan

Hi, my name is New Zealand. I went through an awkward teenage stage for a while there, but I’m aalllll grown up now.

In the new December/January issue of Homestyle (on shelves this week), there’s a focus on summertime hosting, including some of the most stylish Air BnBs our country has to offer. Homestyle Editor Alice Lines has done the trawling so you don’t have to, discovering holiday hires for the discerning design lover – like this covergirl, the Riverbank Modernist Retreat.

Owners Tara and Nick were living in New York, hunting for a home-back-home, when they fell in love with this mid-century Waikanae Beach babe. The beautiful Japanese/Californian vibe was created by interior designer Katie Lockhart.

See a lot more of this home, read about the couple’s sea-change from big city living to small town NZ, and learn how this inspiring aesthetic came together, in the new issue of Homestyle.

Dem bones. Styling by Juliette Wanty, Photography Bonny Beattie

Photography by Michelle Weir

I adore a walk-in shower, and how good is this tiling choice! This bathroom is part of the renovation of a 100-year old Grey Lynn villa, also in this issue of Homestyle.

Photography by Lynden Foss

As well as loads of New Zealand homes and holiday homes, there’s a couple of international interiors this issue too, including this Australian family abode above – originally a 1930’s church. Never met a church-to-family-home transformation I didn’t like.

The December/January issue of Homestyle is on shelves now. Go and obtain!



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