DIY herbal household cleaners

Many herbs and essential oils have antibacterial qualities and make effective cleaners.

Want a home detox plan? Start by tossing out those harsh chemical cleaners and using herbs instead.

Getting to know Shaynna Blaze

Shaynna Blaze studied interior design because she didn't have enough points to do fine arts, took a break to be a professional singer for a while but is now on top of her game.

The Block judge talks divorce, singing, Alzheimer's, love and, of course, design.

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His and Hers trays for your weekend breakfast in bed.

There's nothing quite like brekkie in bed ... why not make your own breakfast trays?

3 tasks to do in the garden now

Gather seed now to save over the winter.

There's plenty to do in the garden in autumn - here are a few things to do this weekend.

9 design tips for tenants


Itching to spruce up your rental? Here are some temporary tricks to try.

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Black walls bring the wow factor

Marama says her mother is responsible for buying some of the coolest objects in the dining room, including the pink cuckoo clock, the black bust and the pedestal stand; on the dining table is a candelabra from Seletti; the vintage armchair was recently reupholsted in black and the cushions are from Designers Guild.

Dramatic wallpaper, skulls and hot pink accents come together in this funky Palmerston North home.

Living the dream in West Auckland gallery

She moved from central Auckland to the country five years ago - and has never looked back.

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