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Cook, create and converse in your own culinary centrepiece. Embrace the Finer Detail A play of form and mix of materials give this kitchen undeniable wow factor. A stainless bench and white brick bond wall tiles not only evoke an industrial element but link the ‘front and rear kitchen’ design. The front space serves the […]

What’s Your Style?

What’s Your Style?

As the heart of the home, the kitchen is a space in which your style and design tastes should shine through. Luci Morris explores the most popular kitchen styles out there.  The kitchen is the most utilised space in the home and while functionality is essential to its success, it is also important that it […]

Bach Themes

Simply Beautiful

Standing pride of place on its corner site, this design was all about reimagining the traditional family home. Words: Luci Morris Photography: Charlie Jackson   While at its essence architecture is about providing shelter, warmth and a functional living space, it is also about eliciting a response. Driven by the ethos that architecture should be ‘visually […]

Joining Forces

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 […]

Bach Themes

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

Bach Themes

Redecorating you bach? Follow Davina Richards’ six inspirational design ideas.  Living in New Zealand means we can turn every stunning view of the landscape into our very own slice of paradise. If you own a bach by the beach, nestled in among mountains, perched by a lake or in the woods, we have an interior […]

What’s Your Style?

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

Love your Lawn

Landscape architect Craig Wilson looks at the options and benefits of artificial lawns. Landscaping projects can generally be broken down into two distinct components: the ‘hardscape’ and the ‘softscape’. A key element of the ‘softscape’ in Canterbury residential gardens is the humble lawn. Our childhood memories of backyard cricket, making daisy chains and backyard summer […]

The Art of a Garden