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BNZ GoodHome | Issue Six


When I started blogging nearly four years ago I never imagined it would lead on to me doing work for a major bank here in NZ. In contrast to TDC, where I share what inspires me along with my own styling work, BNZ GoodHome is centred around practical advice and tips for homeowners. The DIY element is especially fun! In this issue I have written four articles. The first, Getting Your Home Ready for Sale breaks down what can be a daunting task into six easy steps including decluttering, depersonalising and major renovations versus minor updates. 

Carrical House by Rob Mills Architects and Interior Designers

In this issue's Room Series I visit the often neglected laundry, showing you how to create a functional, efficient and stylish area you will actually enjoy using.

Laundry design by Paulo Rosario for via Behance

For Creating an Outdoor Retreat I was given the task of transforming an older deck located in the suburb of Titirangi, which is known for its beautiful natural environment. The hero piece was the DIY sofa made by fellow contributor and DIY extraordinaire/TV personality Cocksy. Made from demolition Rimu from the kitchen of an old villa, the expansive sofa has a warm, rustic look that fits in beautifully with this private bush setting. Solid with clean lines, it would work equally well in a modern space. In fact, I've already shown my husband in the hope he will make one for ours! Pop over here to see step by step instructions on how to build your own.  

Styling by Michelle Halford

I selected some gorgeous pieces from Indie Home Collective to style the space. Designed for both indoor and outdoor use, the Concrete Cubes make a great coffee table (or extra seating) and add to the overall rustic vibe, while the monochrome accessories add contrast and further texture. 

See the full product list here

I also had my turn at doing a fun DIY for this issue, making some very versatile little concrete stools. An easy project, check out the instructions and accompanying video here.

Of course you'll also find plenty more tips and advice from both Cocksy and property expert Stephen Hart.

I was also recently interviewed by The NZ Herald online regarding Instagram for small business and was excited to see it went live today. Check it out here

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