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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

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

The Crown Jewels

Take a step back in time and journey through the home of Jessica McCormack’s stunning jewellery collection at 7 Carlos Place, London. Words by Victoria Tait Adored by the fashion elite, London-based and Christchurch-born designer Jessica McCormack specialises in diamond jewellery. Now famous for the clever way she merges the contemporary with the classic for […]

Five Minutes with Ella Drake