The first Homestyle issue of the new year is here, so get ye to the magazine shoppe tout suite. (Also, PSA for our Australian friends – Homestyle is now available in your neck of the woods! Send the Homestyle team a DM on Insta with your postcode, and they’ll let you know your nearest newsagent).
The cover girl this issue is this home above and below – a white-wood-and-concrete new build, perched high on a Te Arai hill. Come for the incredibly beautiful interiors and architecture, stay for the story of how the family left Auckland for a new lifestyle in the countryside, and how they’re managing to balance lifestyle with work (love a good City Quitter story).
Substantial, yet soft – interior designer (and owner) Melanie Sax and architectural designer Fraser Horton make quite the duo.
The master bedroom is divided by a part wall, behind which sits this ensuite of your dreams (see much more inside the magazine).
Along with this inspiring home, you’ll find five other house tours in this issue (six if you count the contemporary refurbed bus!) including this wee cottage below, the home sweet home of NZ architect Maria Hosking and her builder husband. I loved this feature – the home is packed with great ideas, and examples of what can be done in a small space with both an open plan and an open mind.
Gorgeous kitchen layout and materiality.
Unsurprisingly, Homestyle Art Director Juliette Wanty has me deceased again, with a styled feature (sneak peek above) that offers sophisticated ways to get sorted for the new year, plus we get a look at the unique workspaces of several NZ creatives, and editor Alice Lines takes us along on her recent artisan tour of Japan!
Grab your scissors and giant glue stick, and get ready to want to cut everything out to stick on your vision board.