Pictures worth 1000 words

When it comes to planning a new home, the wealth of materials and products available can be overwhelming, not to mention seemingly simple things...

Crowded houses way of the future?

Supply and demand, the Auckland property market continues upwards with ever increasing house prices and little sign of any fundamental changes, apart from a...

In a Remuera city garden

At the heart of Auckland is its leafy green suburbs and, at the heart of those JON RAWLINSON found Keren McDonnell. When spring finally deems...

The beautiful house of Payne…

With green living concepts attracting increasing interest, so, too, is the Living Building Challenge, a certification process established by the International Living Future Institute. A...

Natural outlook – can’t see the walls for the trees?

The wallpaper craze deepens with a myriad of colours, textures and images bringing new encounters to indoor spaces including the outdoors! And, some designs are...

It’s all about the detail ……

Without wanting to be a slave to design trends, it is interesting keeping an eye on what’s happening overseas. Donna Jones from The Design...

Kitchen a ‘Superior’ vintage

When the criteria for a new kitchen is ‘wow factor’ combined with ‘function and forest floor character boasting well-balanced textures” it’s a bit like...

A shade different

It seems 2018 homes will be in the pink – and the yellow, berry colours too plus a dash of turquoise. These are the...


It was hello Caroline Rennie and goodbye Nelson Choi when guests gathered last month to celebrate The Gift Room’s change of ownership, interior transformation...

Hanging Gardens grows gold

Laurels don't just grow on trees. Well, they do but they're not dished out to every green thumbed garden designer, that's for sure, as...
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