Ed­i­tor’s note

Homestyle New Zealand - - CONTENTS - Alice Lines, @alice.lines

I al­most can’t be­lieve it’s been nine months since I wrote my last ed­i­tor’s let­ter, but here we are! I’m back from ma­ter­nity leave and en­joy­ing im­mers­ing my­self in the won­der­ful world of in­te­ri­ors again – rather than just the in­te­rior of my own home.

Although I may have been away from my desk for a while, de­sign con­sid­er­a­tions have never been far from my mind. You re­ally do learn to value both the form and func­tion of the ob­jects you use ev­ery day when you’re try­ing to use them with a baby tucked un­der one arm. I also be­came much more aware of the clut­ter we sur­round our­selves with, and took the op­por­tu­nity to re­de­fine my in­te­rior style to strike a bet­ter bal­ance be­tween chic – and prac­ti­cal – min­i­mal­ism and fam­ily-friendly cosi­ness.

Back at the of­fice, the team and I de­cided it was time to give home­style a bit of a re­jig too, begin­ning with a fresh look for our cover, de­signed by our art direc­tor, Juli­ette. We made a few other tweaks as well, in­clud­ing the ad­di­tion of a new ‘Peo­ple’ sec­tion. We’ve al­ways cham­pi­oned lo­cal creatives, and wanted a ded­i­cated spot in which to show­case their tal­ents. Turn to page 47 to see the in­spir­ing stores and stu­dios we’ve found for you this is­sue.

So here’s to a new start, a new look and a new sea­son filled with trends to try, tastemak­ers to fol­low and tips for ex­press­ing your in­di­vid­u­al­ity at your place! Take our ideas and make them your own for a home that’s truly you.

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