Make it happen

Everyone needs to be able to escape, whether it's to the sea, the mountains, or simply a tranquil outdoor living area at home. Westpac can help you create the best retreat for your family Read more

Splashing out

From the resort-style waterslide and poolside bar to the expansive patios and outdoor kitchen, this property was designed for entertaining on a grand scale Read more

Open to view

Safety does not have to come at the cost of aesthetics Read more

Fresh palette

Whether you are building a new holiday home or updating a traditional bach, Resene has lots of colourful ideas to enliven the interior Read more

City oasis

Space is often at a premium in built-up areas, but, as these projects show, there's usually a landscape design solution that doesn't involve compromise Read more

Design with heart

The major prize in a national lottery, this family home represents more than the sum of its parts Read more

Winning form

The Trends Sculptor of the Year 2011 competition was won by Andrew Deadman, whose work celebrates the natural world Read more

Outside the square

A pared-back yet innovative design maximises a semi-detached site to create indoor-outdoor flow that's also environmentally sustainable Read more

Out of the blue

Bright blue mosaics complement this Royal Blue pool by Mayfair Pools Read more

French connection

New Zealand products are transforming landscapes in the south of France. This picturesque Mediterranean hilltop garden features Verda Outdoor timber decking and furniture Read more

All the better to play

Originally a terraced lawn and garden, this rear yard has been transformedwith a new infinity-edge swimming pool, spa and barbecue area Read more

In the frame

For visual continuity, this pool landscape features an architectural framework of natural schist pillars that echo the material palette of the house Read more






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Fowler Homes

These high-quality homes proudly designed and built by Fowler Homes are just the starting point for your own inspiration. They reflect the latest and best  ideas, materials and technologies to benefit your own home Read more

Home Trends 3401

If you're designing a bathroom for a new home or renovating your existing one, you'll quickly discover how involved the process can be.It's not only the challenge of how to fit the different functional zones into the often limi... Read more

Home Trends 3306

Renovating a tired and dated kitchen will not only add to your enjoyment of cooking – it can also totally transform the way you use all of your living spaces, indoors and out. But where do you start and what's actually possible... Read more