Your Home and Garden - - Contents - Kristina Rap­ley Ed­i­tor

Re­mem­ber that fa­mous ad­ver­tis­ing slo­gan “DIY, it’s in our DNA”? So true! We Ki­wis are hard-wired for it. The sat­is­fac­tion of putting your blood, sweat and tears into some­thing that ends up look­ing great (and sav­ing a few bucks in the process) can­not be un­der­es­ti­mated. The trick, though, is giv­ing your­self time to ac­tu­ally en­joy all your hard work be­fore get­ting itchy feet and mov­ing on to the next project (some­thing I’ve yet to mas­ter my­self).

One thing that could cer­tainly help you en­joy a newly ren­o­vated space is our spring/sum­mer col­lec­tion for Farm­ers, which has just hit the stores. Botan­ica is an earthy, or­ganic col­lec­tion with a pal­ette of marigold, gar­net, rich blues, khaki and baked clay, off­set by soft blush and laven­der. We’ve heroed nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als such as aca­cia, quartz, leather and stone, which will bring a beau­ti­ful, grounded qual­ity to your home.

What­ever DIY jobs you’ve got on the go, I hope this is­sue helps with that all-im­por­tant in­spi­ra­tion step. Re­mem­ber to send us photos when you’re done – we love see­ing your projects!

YH&G crushed vel­vet cush­ion, $59.99, fromFarm­ers. YH&G mir­rored tray, $59.99, from Farm­ers. YH&G Pe­tal coaster set, $49.99 for 4, from Farm­ers.

YH&G gold warped metal can­dle, $59.99, from Farm­ers.

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