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Letters of Love

Be inspired this Valentine’s Day with five of the greatest love stories in history, from Ludwig van Beethoven and his Immortal Beloved to the glamour and drama of the Hollywood Hills. Victoria Tait reports on the lovers and their most personal letters.  Ludwig van Beethoven and His Immortal Beloved One of the most intriguing relationships […]

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50 Shades of Green

How to incorporate the 2017 Pantone colour of the year into your interiors. WORDS Victoria Tait Greenery’ has been named the Pantone colour of the year for 2017. While the exact colour selected is a “fresh and zesty yellow-green shade” we see all colours of green as beautiful, certainly on trend, and likely to appear in […]

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Joining Forces

Architect Craig South discusses how he worked with a client to create two elegant homes that both had access to sun, views and outdoor living.Words: Davina Richards Located in a quiet cul-de-sac in urban Christchurch, the award-winning ‘Gleneagles Terrace’ is two large family homes that hug the Wairarapa Stream – which essentially defined the overall […]

A Promise of Connection

Top-Shelf Country Living

Objects Ltd director Nic Curragh takes us through the brief, concept and best features of his award-winning design in Cust. Words: Victoria Tait, Photography: Sarah Rowlands What was the brief for this design? The site for this project is very exposed given its open rural setting. So, the brief was quite rigid in its requirement […]

Joining Forces