The garden by the sea

The boulders in Claire and Paddy Baker's coastal Taranaki garden were dug up by road workers, who were then persuaded by ...

In this hardwearing Taranaki garden, sea water often laps up over the grass and flowers.

Sculptural meets painterly

Small wooden bowls (set of five) $59.99 from Alex and Corban, alexandcorban.co.nz; sculpted kauri bowl by John Crichton ...

Organic, painterly backdrops soften the lines of edgy sculptural objects for a modern and moody look.

The best floating architecture

The Exbury Egg by PAD Studio and Stephen Turner.

These incredible floating buildings are making waves in the design world.

How to tart up that guest room

A vase of flowers and quilts on the beds ensure guests feel welcome in this home.

A little thought goes a long way when it comes to making guests feel special in your own home.

At home with Laurel Devenie

Laurel Devenie in-character as nurse Kate Nathan on Shortland Street.

Actor Laurel Devenie's favourite pieces of furniture are her well-travelled, multi-functional beer crates.

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house of the week

Central Hawke's Bay Mayor Alex Walker at home

Central Hawke's Bay Mayor and business owner 
Alex Walker, husband Billy Nesbit (a fencer, shearer and sheep ultrasound ...

Alex Walker's family of six enjoy their renovated bungalow near Waipukurau.

House of the week: Hawke's Bay gallery

A city-dweller turned to a sleepy seaside settlement looking for a home-grown version of Eat, Pray, Love.

Our house of the week

House of the week: Lake Tarawera gallery

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