Elegant star-burst pendants were the perfect choice for this lakeside home
The sculptural, star-burst lighting pendants in this living space are a natural match for the airy interior and natural setting. They have the added advantage of drawing attention to the gabled home's high ceilings
Making an entrance – 10 ways to set the scene for your interior right from your front door
OK, so you’ve done your best with your beautiful front garden and attractive street-facing cladding – now it’s your entry space’s turn to wow your guests. Here are 10 ways to make your entry space look more dramatic, upmarket and welcoming
Heat pumps – more economical than you think
People are often concerned about the impact of heat pumps on their power bill but in reality they're surprisingly efficient. We help make it easy to work out what is best for your home and wallet. For a free quote, call Smart Energy Solutions today on 0800 888 766 or visit smartnz.co.nz
4 ways to make your living area feel more spacious
The next best thing to having more spacious interiors is looking like you have more spacious interiors. Here are four ways to visually grow your interior without a major renovation. Already have generous spaces? These tips can make them seem even grander.
Made in the shade
A spectacular harbour outlook and floor-to-ceiling windows can raise issues of glare. So what better response than drop down shades tucked into the ceiling?
A crane delivered this sculptural staircase
The owners of this home chose this steel stair as a sculptural element connecting all floors – however, the budget ballooned when council dictates meant the stair had to be craned in from the far side of the home
Turn this way – when an entry directs traffic
There's nothing like a functional feature. A wood batten wall at the entry to this suite acts as a wayfinder. Its curved nature guides you towards the bedroom, while the battens admit light through into the bathroom
6 tips to buying furniture with staying power
Need help to select quality, long-lasting furniture for your home? Here's how to buy pieces that will stand the test of time
The layout of this playful apartment was redesigned to create more space
You can't add space to an apartment – but could you make better use of the existing space? That's exactly the outcome for this clever rethink of an existing dated layout.
Window on the inside – this renovation move makes the most of natural light
Internal glazing at the entrance to this bedroom means that natural light can spill into the adjacent corridor. A curtain can be pulled across when privacy is required in the bedroom
This renovated townhouse has the most timeless interior style
Classic design meets a modern monochrome palette in this townhouse. See how a major renovation and custom-made furniture have created a home with timeless style
lyf – but not as we know it!
Ever wondered if we could live a more connected lifestyle where like-minded people live shoulder-to-shoulder in an atmosphere of mutual creative stimulation? As the largest co-living property in Southeast Asia, lyf Funan Singapore is an excellent working example
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