and showcase exceptional spaces, decor and design is what we love to do at Simply You
Living. It’s something that’s proving to be ever more exciting as Kiwis increasingly want their homes to reflect their individual style. Part of that individuality is the art they choose to display as well as their own concept of luxury – whether it’s a designer chair, luxe linen or simply having the space to entertain indoors or out. Our featured houses encompass all these things and each owner has curated a personal take on modern luxury that is also very liveable. Likewise, the three Style File properties (page 78) may be small but all of the women have lovingly pieced together collections of art and objets that reflect their creativity and passions. Art Attack (page 70) and the trend section (page 18) show how art can be used as inspiration for styling your home or introducing a new colour palette and each offers myriad shopping options.
Kitchens and bathrooms are the hardest-working areas of any house and anyone contemplating a refresh or overhaul will enjoy our guide (page 135). Just don’t wait until you have your perfect kitchen to try the recipes from Neil Perry’s latest cookbook, out now (page 174).