NZ House & Garden

A cottage called Laurella

Dave and Sue Monahan painted their mid-1800s cottage in an old Taubmans colour ‘Grey Gum’, the same shade as their villa ...

A romantic cottage set in a stunning garden.... is this the perfect Valentine's getaway?

Garden of the week: Gisborne

This water feature near the house’s entrance canopy has jelly palms (Butia capitata) to its left and, to the right, ...

A couple of comely queen palms turned a fishing-mad Gisborne orchardist into a dedicated gardener.

House of the week: Auckland gallery

A photograph by Roberta Thornley sits on the kitchen bench.

An Auckland interior designer believes small spaces can be fabulous, and has the powder room to prove it.

The best pools

Masses of jasmine provide a sweetly scented backdrop to this Gisborne pool.

Go on, make a splash! Expert advice on creating the perfect backyard pool.

Open-plan cottage in Hawke's Bay

The two rugs in the living area of Tina Symman's Hawkes Bay cottage were put down to protect the white flooring.

Big furniture can work in a small space - just look at this adorable cottage.

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