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Romantic homes and gardens always in fashion

20 February, 2007

Romantic homes and gardens always in fashion

Overflowing with romantic homes, elegant gardens and timeless inspiration, the March issue of NZ House & Garden proves good taste never goes out of fashion.

“Filled with a profusion of beautiful ideas, this issue has really captured the essence of what NZ House & Garden is all about. A romantic home can be expressed in many ways – from the style of the décor, to the personal treasures of the owner,” says Editorial Director, Michal McKay.

“Readers can draw on inspiration from fellow New Zealanders who have turned their dreams into reality.”

The new issue takes a journey through three stunning South Island gardens. In Motueka, Tasman Bay Roses’ nursery garden functions as a window display for the family business, illustrating the best of the season in full flowering glory. A stop-off in Christchurch reveals a magical garden, enchanting in its blend of formal and rambling romance. While in Queenstown, overlooking the Shotover River, Cornwall charm is fused with the rugged materials and spectacular views of Central Otago.

In the North Island, NZ House & Garden visits textile designer Jill Main in her Kumeu home; a therapeutic retreat infused with the colours and textures of New Zealand. A simple brief for a home that responds to its wild and remote setting has resulted in a contemporary DOC hut-inspired dwelling. Constructed with a pared back and affordable palette of materials, this sanctuary is brought to life with the owner’s collection of rich textiles and handicrafts.

On the shores of Lake Rotorua, the good life is devoured by a family who has abandoned fast-paced city-life, intent on relishing in the peace of provincial living. From their Kawaha Point refuge the owners reveal how tending the gardening is beneficial for stress reduction and provides an essential daily dose of exercise.

The March issue of NZ House & Garden magazine is on sale from Monday 19 February and retails for $8.90. Visit for inspiration and information 24/7.


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