Visions expertly brought to life: McDonald & Hartshorne Quality Furniture

  Personal service, expertly crafted customised furniture and upholstery, and attention to detail make McDonald & Hartshorne Quality Furniture Specialists the people to call on for a fresh new look.     Company co-director Keith Hartshorne personally deals with clients in one-on-one consultations, enabling him to determine clients’ needs. In-home visits assist with fabric selection […]

Artistic combinations: RESENE

  Bauhaus design is renowned for its unique aesthetic combining fine arts with arts and crafts, as well as for its enduring influence on modern and contemporary art.     Bauhaus principles focus on minimalism and form following function, meaning spaces that follow these guidelines are filled with simple but elegant geometric shapes designed to […]

Window of opportunity: NK Windows

Once upon a time the role of a window was to let in light and air, and if it added architectural decoration that was a bonus.     At NK Windows, the window story is not only brought into the 21st century, but future-proofed with its uPVC five-chamber profile, which when combined with either double […]

Designer ceramics

  It is hard enough to keep up with the latest fashion trends, let alone the ones within your four walls. Kill two (Clay)birds with one stone with this pairing. Beloved brands, fashion label Ketz-ke and Claybird ceramics have dished out (pun intended) a Kiwi collab worth talking about. Pictured is their 28cm serving plate, […]

Colours to inspire

  Each December, The Pantone Colour of the Year is looked upon to spark inspiration in the interior and design world. In 2021, for only the second time in its 22-year history, Pantone selected two colours to define the year. The two independent colours, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating, a bold and brilliant yellow, show how […]

Keeping cosy

With minus morning temperatures creeping in, now’s a good time to find out if your heating is up to scratch, to stock up on luxe fur throws and watch the flames dance. Contemporary home heating runs the gamut from wood burners to pellet fires, gas fires to heat pumps and even a new take on […]

Office nooks & crannies

Working from home often means having a specific space to call an office, rather than cluttering up the kitchen table.     Home offices can be large or small, a whole room or just a corner. Creating a home office may be as simple as putting a table or desk and chair in a set […]

Shelve it

Making the best use of space available in a home, bach or office often means shelving. If you’re looking for inspiration, check out these ideas from Metropol.     Nowadays shelves might be singles, doubles or triples, built-ins or exposed, stand alone or part of a cabinet. Choice is dependent on the style of the […]

Smooth sailing: RESENE

Everyone needs a place to call their own, including adults. Just a having a corner of a shared bedroom or lounge to read and relax when you need some time out can be of major benefits to your mental health and make sure your relationships continue to be smooth sailing.     If you have […]

Gifting greatness: Coco Gifts

It’s time to refresh your home for winter, says Coco Gifts owner Liz van Montfort. And what better way to do that than with local, small business homewares?     Browse the store’s selection of vases and planters, trinkets and trays, soaps, and shower bombs. Coco Gifts is one of the only places in Christchurch […]