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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 […]

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 […]

50 Shades of Green

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

A Promise of Connection

This 2016 Architectural Design Award-winning home was an exercise in redemption through creative cooperation. Words Davina Richards Collaboration was key to designing an architectural home that replaced an existing house lost to the 2010/2011 earthquakes. Cymon Allfrey and Don Roy of Cymon Allfrey Architecture in Christchurch were the two creative minds behind the ‘Bradnor Road’ […]

Joining Forces

Pick a Playhouse

In recent years playhouses have been taken from the simple to the extreme. Tamara Ecclestone (British model, socialite and daughter of billionaire Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone) created a lavish replica of her $119 million, 57-room family home in Kensington, West London, for her daughter Sophia. The mini playhouse cost a small $17,000. At […]

Creating an Eco-Friendly Home