A date with destiny: Sally Pomeroy

An obsession with buying a home since the age of 14, realising that dream at 24, marrying a builder and sharing a love of architecture and design, trips overseas to study the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, and building a home. It is obvious Sally Pomeroy had a date with destiny when she became a […]

Tools for learning: The Canterbury Playcentre Shop

It is an irrefutable fact that children learn through experience and emulating what they see and hear around them. The copying of adult activities, such as cooking, gardening or constructing things, is fundamental to children’s development and skill building, as well as their overall health and happiness. The Canterbury Playcentre Shop has a wide assortment […]

Dressed to impress: RESENE

Dark sea greens and pale blues come together in a dressing room you’ll never want to leave. We all dream of a closet to rival Carrie Bradshaw’s, and whilst the fashion icon’s actual wardrobe (clothes, that is) will probably only remain in our dreams, we can attempt to channel her inner fashionista when it comes […]

Made to fit your space: McDonald and Hartshorne

Rooms come in all shapes and sizes, and so too do lounge suites and sofas. No one size fits all and sometimes it’s a hard task finding the perfect look and fit. Worry no more. You can have a suite, sofa or chair made-to-measure to fit your exact space, thanks to the experts at McDonald […]

A sculptural sanctuary: The Rusty Acre

Meandering through any garden is food for the soul. Add a touch of whimsy, a picnic on a fine day, some amazing metal sculptures and it’s a veritable feast. That’s The Rusty Acre’s forte. Just 25 minutes north of Christchurch in Mandeville, sculptor Allan O’Loughlin, and his partner, Andrea Wadsworth, have created an amazing garden […]

Outdoor art gallery

Art lovers often extend their collections from inside to outside, with gorgeous one-off sculptures the leading choice. Metal, wooden and stone garden ornaments, fountains and sculptures stand proud and tall in gardens large and small. As with all art, when buying you should choose pieces that speak to you, that resonate or add to your […]

French focus

“Vive la France!” and all things French, to wine, food, fashion and absolutely furniture of French origin. Take any room in the house and dress it with an exquisite Baroque style Louis XV desk, or a reproduction Louis gilded mirror, and it is no longer just a room; it becomes an arresting and inviting space. […]

Keeping up appearances

One of the keys to always having a tidy-looking room is plenty of storage. From clean clothes to dirty, make-up to jewellery, or shoes to lingerie, there are gorgeous storage options available that will blend in seamlessly with décor or, if you wish, make a real statement. Not everyone has a walk-in closet so here […]

Comfty corners

The living room is often the comfort room of the house. Specifically designed for lounging, relaxing, recharging and doing not a lot, this space must be as inviting as possible. Whether you’re watching your favourite series or curled up with a book and cuppa, the perfect lounge suite or armchair is essential. Here are a […]

The little robot that could

Celebrating sales of 20 million robot vacuums globally, ECOVACS are the leaders in their field. With a healthy amount of cynicism, Metropol tech guru Ian Knott put their flagship model, the Deebot T9+ to the test. When the Deebot’s heavy box arrived at my desk, I said to the team at Metropol, “Five minutes at […]