Mad about pink & orange

Eight-year-old Roan Roth loves her new room. The wall mural design in shades of orange and pink was inspired by German-born American artist Josef Albers.

The colours of a sunset can brighten and enliven any space - but approach with design caution.

When an inspector calls

The build as seen from across the valley offers a bit of perspective on Michele's new home.

The one certainty of inspections is that they're going to cost you money - so know what you're paying for.

Know your neighbours

Don't let it get awkward - go and introduce yourself to your neighbours.

A reason Kiwis give for not knowing neighbours is that they've left introductions so long it becomes awkward.

5 reasons you need a new study

Basically you need to invest in stylish storage solutions in your study if you're going to get stuff done.

Basically you need to invest in stylish solutions if you're going to get stuff done.

Fancy moving to France? gallery

Yes, this French manor truly does cost the same as a five-bed in Mt Roskill.

With a strong Kiwi dollar and a surfeit of "chateaux", you'll get much more bang for your buck than in Auckland.

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house of the week

House of the Week: Herne Bay gallery

Clare’s extensive shoe collection includes favourites from Stuart Weitzman, Aquazzura, Manolo Blahnik and, on the sofa, her “favourite blue sparkly Christian Louboutins.

An astounding shoe collection that inspired a children’s book takes centre stage in this family-friendly villa.

A Porsche in an Akl apartment gallery

Who needs a garage? Designer Stephane Rondel has made a feature of his 1988 Porsche and three motorbikes.

House of the week: Christchurch gallery

House of the week: Martinborough gallery

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