No time like now: McDonald & Hartshorne

That old adage “A stitch in time saves nine” has passed down the centuries for a reason. Our habit of putting off tackling a problem immediately can all too often grow the problem exponentially. This proverbial wisdom makes sound economic sense on both the work and home-front. With the latter, we only have to think […]

Rattan vibes: Oneworld Collection

Spring is the perfect time to make the most of the resurgence of much loved rattan and shop the trend at Oneworld Collection. The beautifully made rattan will give you inspiration to revamp your home. Whether you are looking for a retro, bohemian, coastal or tropical style, Oneworld’s versatile range will help you create a […]

Wicked range of wicker: Woven Veranda

Indonesia has some of the finest textile weavers in the world and the villages of West Java are renowned for their centuries-old artisanal traditions. It was during a backpacking trip around Indonesia in the 1980s that a young New Zealand designer, Neil Briden, first came across hand-woven rattan furniture. This is where the WovenVeranda story […]

It really is black and white

Black and white is a classic colour combination that stands the test of time and for good reason. Both are strong neutrals (to which colour can be added if desired), and work well with a huge variety of different textures and interior design styles. From the bedroom to the bathroom, the kitchen to the lounge, […]

Design excellence

  Christchurch kitchen designer Davinia Sutton made history at the recent National Kitchen and Bathroom Association (NKBA) Excellence in Design Awards, with her business taking home a record-breaking 13 awards.       Her awards, for seven unique kitchen and bathroom designs, included the prestigious Supreme Kitchen Design Award, the Supreme Bathroom Design Award and […]

Spanish revival: RESENE

  Take inspiration from Californian Spanish-style homes to create a conversation pit that’s a conversation piece in itself.     Modern California Spanish style champions simple yet elegant design as it’s known for symmetrical decorating and reframing interior spaces with archways. Warm woods are a staple in this style too, which makes relaxing desert tones […]