Rug up: Bowron Sheepskins

The cold weather has arrived, it’s time to bundle up and stay warm in style.   Warm in the winter and cool in the summer, you cannot beat a decorative sheepskin. Instantly recognisable, a natural sheepskin has long been a staple in Kiwi homes. Operating out of Woolston since 1879, Bowron takes pride in delivering […]

Rug up for winter

  Our bodies aren’t the only things we need to rug up this winter… our living spaces could also do with an injection of rugs, too. These floor coverings anchor a room and work hard to define and differentiate spaces in a home.     Rugs can be used to frame an area, such as […]

A golden escape

As the leaves turn golden from green and the temperatures start to drop, we begin to think about weekends away in cosy accommodation where there’s rainy day activities and welcoming hospitality. So naturally, Hanmer Springs comes to mind. Here are Metropol’s picks of what to do on our northern doorstep.   LEAFING HOME Hanmer screams […]


Creating Cosy: making a space fit for the long winter “hibernation”

Though hibernation is strictly associated with the animal kingdom, it’s not far removed from the human instinct to hunker down in the cooler months. With the weather now beginning its downward descent, it’s an opportune time to harness the power of colours and textiles to create the cosiest of winter retreats. Not only do leather […]