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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.

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April 2020

Worth the wait

Ten years after moving in, this interior designer gutted her Auckland villa to transform it into her dream family home

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April 2020

Midnight dream

A delicate floral in blue (or white) adds whimsical lightness to a moody palette

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April 2020

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

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April 2020

THE FUN HOUSE

From run down to remarkable, this special home shows what’s possible with a bold vision — and hard work

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April 2020

Cool change

This year’s Resene Colour Home Awards winners brought subtle colour and a dose of character back to an Oamaru villa

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April 2020

New leaf

As the 2020s begin, we’ve come up with five predictions about how our gardens will change over the next few years

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April 2020

Art & soul

Classic design pieces mix with intentionally provocative art in this eye-popping family home

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April 2020

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.

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April 2020

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

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April 2020

Into the blue

This dreamy new ensuite proves even a small space can be designed to feel like a luxe sanctuary

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March 2020

Into the light

Replacing a dangerous staircase sparked a major rebuild – and ended with this transformed home that’s full of light and warmth

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March 2020

Chasing The Sun

Turning their bach into their permanent home means the holiday vibes don't stop for this family

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March 2020

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

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March 2020

Sweet Moves

For this family, a shift south meant a near-new home with plenty of space and scope to make it their own

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March 2020

Open house

This couple made it their mission to rescue their home from dated ‘improvements’ and connect it to the world outside.

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February 2020

Fresh take

After downsizing from a high-maintenance home to a sunny new-build across town, this Rangiora family have no regrets.

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February 2020

Family tree

Building their home around an existing tree helped this family create a warm, welcoming home inspired by nature

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February 2020

Clay queen

Felicity Donaldson, aka Wundaire, has built a thriving ceramics brand through the power of persistence and creative collaboration

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February 2020

Ready, Set, Sell!

Whether you’re selling the family home or renovating for resale, our experts have got you covered.

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February 2020

Light Switch

Swimming in sun and colour, this seaside sanctuary was built around an existing bach and now provides an art-filled environment for everyday living.

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February 2020

Plan A

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

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January 2020

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

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January 2020

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

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January 2020

Harbour master

This waterfront Whangārei home was crafted for easy living, close connections to nature and savouring time with family

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January 2020

Brush work

Painter Katherine Throne studied painting on a whim, but it is hard work and determination that have built her burgeoning career

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January 2020

History repeats

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

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January 2020

Blue dude

A palette of blues and greys has given this Oamaru homestead a super cool new look

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January 2020

How To Survive The School Holidays

Eleanor shares some tips on how to survive the school holidays – and enjoy them, too

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January 2020

Deck the hall

A towering tree laden with flowers forms the centrepiece of a magical family Christmas in this century-old hall-turned-home

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December 2019

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