Work the room
With a homeware boutique, linen range and even a caravan bar for hire, interior designer Anna Begg is a woman of many talents.
Worth the wait
Ten years after moving in, this interior designer gutted her Auckland villa to transform it into her dream family home
A delicate floral in blue (or white) adds whimsical lightness to a moody palette
In her nature
After successful stints as both a florist and a landscape designer, Fiona Spencer’s green fingers are being put to work once more
THE FUN HOUSE
From run down to remarkable, this special home shows what’s possible with a bold vision — and hard work
This year’s Resene Colour Home Awards winners brought subtle colour and a dose of character back to an Oamaru villa
As the 2020s begin, we’ve come up with five predictions about how our gardens will change over the next few years
Art & soul
Classic design pieces mix with intentionally provocative art in this eye-popping family home
Top Trends For The New Decade
We’re moving away from stark white towards mood-enhancing colour; from straight lines to gentle curves. Welcome to the era of sensorial delight at home.
Step By Step
Masters at making every dollar count, this family have worked wonders on a classic split level house that no one else wanted
Into the blue
This dreamy new ensuite proves even a small space can be designed to feel like a luxe sanctuary
Into the light
Replacing a dangerous staircase sparked a major rebuild – and ended with this transformed home that’s full of light and warmth
Chasing The Sun
Turning their bach into their permanent home means the holiday vibes don't stop for this family
Work It Out
All it took to transform this tired rental property was a creative eye, plenty of hard work and an unusual agreement with the landlord
For this family, a shift south meant a near-new home with plenty of space and scope to make it their own
This couple made it their mission to rescue their home from dated ‘improvements’ and connect it to the world outside.
After downsizing from a high-maintenance home to a sunny new-build across town, this Rangiora family have no regrets.
Building their home around an existing tree helped this family create a warm, welcoming home inspired by nature
Felicity Donaldson, aka Wundaire, has built a thriving ceramics brand through the power of persistence and creative collaboration
Ready, Set, Sell!
Whether you’re selling the family home or renovating for resale, our experts have got you covered.
Swimming in sun and colour, this seaside sanctuary was built around an existing bach and now provides an art-filled environment for everyday living.
A dated A-frame right on Papamoa Beach was the perfect project for this creative couple, who have transformed it into a nostalgic holiday retreat
Tiny but mighty
Renovating and living in a mobile home for more than a year left this family questioning whether they’d want to live in a regular house ever again
Easy does it
No more mud, no more mowing. A total redesign has given this family exactly what they wanted – a garden that almost takes care of itself
This waterfront Whangārei home was crafted for easy living, close connections to nature and savouring time with family
Painter Katherine Throne studied painting on a whim, but it is hard work and determination that have built her burgeoning career
This mum-of-one with an eye for eclectic design never planned to live in her grandparents’ old Napier villa, but fate had other ideas
A palette of blues and greys has given this Oamaru homestead a super cool new look
How To Survive The School Holidays
Eleanor shares some tips on how to survive the school holidays – and enjoy them, too
Deck the hall
A towering tree laden with flowers forms the centrepiece of a magical family Christmas in this century-old hall-turned-home