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A world of possibility

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From presenting styling workshops, to judging the NKBA Awards, to visiting Denfair and other concept spaces in Melbourne, it’s been a busy couple of months here at homestyle.Although my role as editor does involve a lot of putting pen to paper and
'From presenting styling workshops, to judging the NKBA Awards, to visiting Denfair and other concept spaces in Melbourne, it’s been a busy couple of months here at homestyle . Although my role as editor does involve a lot of putting pen to paper and fingertips to keyboard, what I enjoy most about my work are the IRL experiences.Whether chatting to interior enthusiasts who are keen to pick up tips for their at-home projects, deliberating the merits of the best new kitchens and bathrooms with industry experts or discussing the latest directional furnishings with the designers themselves, face time is what keeps me excited about what’s going on in our little corner of the world.So what’s hot in interiors, you ask?Well, at homestyle we’re actually not that fussed on trend-worshipping, because we believe our homes should be shaped not by what’s in fashion but by the way we want to live.That said, after scoping out projects near and far for our Kitchen & Bathroom special, one trend we noted and are happy to get behind is the concept of designing homes with bespoke solutions to enhance your everyday.Concealed storage that helps keep life’s necessities contained, made-to-measure ledges and recessed cavities for displaying treasured objects, and built-in seating that encourages conversation zones are just some of the clever ideas that have inspired us this issue.I love the little aha moments that happen when I see the thought people have put into their homes and creative practices, and hope you enjoy our latest take on all things au courant just as much.Alice Lines, Editor @Alice.lines . The post A world of possibility appeared first on homestyle .'

If need be

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Finally get your home practice underway with support from Globe Artichoke bolsters, which can meet your yogic needs top to toe.
'Finally get your home practice underway with support from Globe Artichoke bolsters, which can meet your yogic needs top to toe.For necks, knees, backs and beyond, they’re filled with wool or buckwheat husks that mould to the shape of your body, and are the work of Wellington yoga teacher Lianne Brooks Hall and her mum Celia. globeartichoke.co.nz . The post If need be appeared first on homestyle .'

Citrus segments

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Swap neutral colours for fruity hues in well-positioned blocks  and what have you got?In association with Resene.Get the look – Citrus shades, particularly pale greens and yellows, bring instant freshness and a clean appeal to a room.If you’re
'Swap neutral colours for fruity hues in well-positioned blocks  and what have you got?In association with Resene . Get the look – Citrus shades, particularly pale greens and yellows, bring instant freshness and a clean appeal to a room.If you’re wanting to edge your décor into slightly more daring territory than the ever-faithful Resene Whites & Neutrals collection, consider these zesty colours as an alternative to the usual white, cream and beige.They also go well with more energised neutrals, such as the Resene Despacito used here. – Resene Influential is an ultra-chic statement shade — introduce it to your scheme in a well-defined block.We chose to feature it not as the wall colour but as an accent on the backrest and seat of the built-in bench. – Even the most humdrum of tables can be transformed into a modern masterpiece.Full disclosure: the beauty pictured here was originally designed to be a meeting table; we liked its curvaceous top and the cool geometry of its base, so we repurposed it as a dining table with highlighted edging.Relatively inexpensive furniture like this isn’t a big deal to repaint, so just have fun.If your table or other surfaces are slippery, you may like to coat them with Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer before painting.BACKDROP Wall in Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen in Resene Despacito; Resene Curtain Collection Pause voile curtains in Earth; bench seat in Resene SpaceCote Flat in Resene Influential; table in Resene Cleopatra and Resene Yuma; floor in Resene Enamacryl in Resene Smoothie, resene.co.nz . OPPOSITE, FROM LEFT B33 dining chair by Marcel Breuer for Thonet, $5880/set of six, midcenturyswag.co.nz . Ergoplan 900 table , $248, unofurniture.co.nz . Angled U vase , $382, csongvayblackwood.com . White vase , $85, babelogue.shop . Stacking cups by Monmouth Glass Studio, $68 each, tessuti.co.nz . Cotton Velvet cushion cover , $50, cittadesign.com . Round Velvet squab by Klay, $150; Timmy throw by Missoni, $835, tessuti.co.nz . PAINT SWATCHES, FROM LEFT: Resene Despacito, Resene Influential, Resene Cleopatra, Resene Yuma, Resene Smoothie, resene.co.nz . Styling  Juliette Wanty Photography   Wendy Fenwick . The post Citrus segments appeared first on homestyle .'

Meet at mine

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Come winter, we’re all for staying in — and hosting is nothing but fun when you’ve got a fully stocked kitchen.In association with Fisher & Paykel.THE ENTERTAINER’S LAYOUT A brilliant connector in an open-plan kitchen and dining area, whether you’re
'Come winter, we’re all for staying in — and hosting is nothing but fun when you’ve got a fully stocked kitchen.In association with Fisher & Paykel . THE ENTERTAINER’S LAYOUT A brilliant connector in an open-plan kitchen and dining area, whether you’re hosting an intimate breakfast for two or a vibrant soirée, islands encourage a social scene and can double as a dining table.This type of configuration also provides a second work surface and houses additional storage and built-in appliances.THE LOOK Creating a space you’ll want to hang out in from dawn till dusk, our contemporary material and colour palette expertly juxtaposes classic yet futuristic stainless steel with a textured backdrop of velvety paint and handmade tiles.The grey-green cabinetry with negative-detail recessed handles brings a sense of warmth that’s complemented by a soft mushroomy shade — a pairing we can’t get enough of.THE APPLIANCES With the flexibility to be integrated into all kinds of kitchens, today’s appliances should be handpicked to suit your lifestyle.This scheme is an entertainer’s dream, incorporating Fisher & Paykel’s quad-door fridge/freezer, which has a Variable Temperature Zone that lets you go from chill to fridge to freezer at the touch of a button; wine cabinet that offers the perfect environment for both reds and whites; powerful but peaceful three-speed rangehood; induction cooktop with smart zones, so you can bridge two elements as one for large pans; and oven with a pyrolytic self-cleaning function that means less time scrubbing and more time schmoozing.HIDDEN HERO A true secret weapon, Fisher & Paykel’s sleek built-in rangehoods slot unobtrusively into your space.APPLIANCES & BACKDROP, FROM LEFT Fisher & Paykel Quad Door fridge freezer , RF605QDUVX1 RRP$6399; Fisher & Paykel 38-Bottle wine cabinet , RS60RDWX1 RRP$2799; Fisher & Paykel 90cm 5-Zone Induction cooktop with SmartZone, CI905DTB3 RRP$3499; Fisher & Paykel 60cm Built-In 11-Function Pyrolytic oven , OB60SD11PX1 RRP$3599, fisherpaykel.com . Cabinetry in Dulux Waimarama; walls in Dulux Suede Effect in Fossil Beige, dulux.co.nz . Hacienda tiles in Smokey White, $239/m 2 , middleearthtiles.co.nz . Silestone benchtop in Maple, POA, cosentino.com . Polished concrete floor , POA, peterfell.co.nz . FROM FRONT LEFT Beetle bar stools by Gubi, from $885 each, cultdesign.co.nz . Deluxe wine breather by Menu, $210, simonjamesdesign.com . Angular jug , $150; Parchment bowl , $65, precinct35.co.nz . Aoraki 450-10 Alpina sink , $835, archant.co.nz . Acciaio sink mixer by Paffoni, $1489, mico.co.nz . Semi pendant light by Gubi, $1379, northofhere.nz . Art Class potted plant , $50, silllife.co.nz .   HOST WITH THE MOST PRODUCTS, FROM LEFT:  O and A candleholders by Minimalux, from $359 each, simonjamesdesign.com . 14 Place Settings, Sanitise Double DishDrawer dishwasher , DD60DCX9 RRP$2399, fisherpaykel.com . Smoke red wine glasses by Broste Copenhagen, $34 each, capricho.co.nz . 90cm Built-In rangehood , HP90IDCHX2 RRP$1499, fisherpaykel.com .   Regnar slate plate by Broste Copenhagen, $70, capricho.co.nz . Styling   Juliette Wanty . The post Meet at mine appeared first on homestyle .'

Clean lines

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So pared-back are Concrete Nation’s gorgeous basins and baths, they almost couldn’t be more minimal.
'So pared-back are Concrete Nation’s gorgeous basins and baths, they almost couldn’t be more minimal.Coming to you from the Gold Coast, the sustainable creations are handcrafted from glass-fibre-reinforced concrete, which is both stronger and lighter than the usual kind, and they have a raw yet scratch-resistant finish. plumbline.co.nz . The post Clean lines appeared first on homestyle .'