Home & Garden

Designs on winning - with a splash

debra delorenzo

Interior designer Debra DeLorenzo has relaunched her business with a splash of colour at this year's Wellington Home & Garden show.

Chef creating buzz for bees

More clout for global movement to back bees

Annabel Langbein

It's Bee Aware Month, and free-range cook Annabel Langbein is using her celebrity clout to create a buzz for the hardest working insects in the food again.

Garage brands

Ian Rouse

Stylish new furniture designs are emerging from two suburban garages, writes Diana Dekker.

Thinking local, eating global

Karaka Nut pesto

Paekakariki people made dishes out of ingredients grown and gathered locally in an inaugural competition recently, writes Hannah Zwartz, whose entry won a prize too.

The great Gatenby design

Gatenby house

An A4 piece of graph paper, initiative and some careful thought was all it took for Carol and John Gatenby to create their ideal Motueka home.

Escape to Aro Valley

Modern architecture meets couple's dreams

House of the week

Light-filled nooks and spacious living areas make this contemporary Aro Valley home a hit.

Loving a villa with a living history

villa 2

Anne and Jock Kershaw are leaving their Wairarapa home of 30 years with mixed emotions.

Standing the test of time

Orr home

The descendants of the original owner of a house built to impress still live there 128 years on, writes Kimberley Rothwell.

Life's a fridge for some city dwellers

cold house

It's a dubious honour, but a city suburb has a claim to be home to Wellington's coldest streets.

Sea life rocks


A tasteful renovation has created a stunning family home with wonderful views and a historic pa over Titahi Bay.

See inside Athfield's house


Jill Wild talks to an Auckland photographer who has released his book on a Wellington architecture icon.

Garden glory


The garden that has been proclaimed Golden Bay's most beautiful for this season belongs to Sue Hitchcock.

Bright ideas for old bay beauty


An Atelier workshop project in Days Bay has brightened up the lives of the owners and saved the best bits of the William Gray Young- designed home, as Jill Wild reports.

From prefab to ab-fab

Prefab fab

The once-tawdry prefab has transformed into the architecture of the future, writes Sarah Catherall.

Style and class in Northland


This grand Wellington home has been reinvented as a family-friendly house and place of work.

A solar year living off the grid

Wairarapa home

A year after moving in, Alistair Hughes reveals what it's like to be finally living in his own off-the-grid home.

Northland bush dream home

Ngunguru house

This appealing family home, tucked into regenerating Northland bush, is a haven for a young family.

Rising from the ashes

Breaker bay strap

An award-winning Breaker Bay home has been resurrected after being razed by fire three years ago.

A tale of two houses

Titahi house

Sunlit privacy combines with natural charm in this Titahi Bay home.

Homes in unlikely spaces

Duncan Sargent house

The pinnacle of domestic recycling has to be turning a derelict petrol station or ancient railway station into a home.

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