From bargain buys to special investment pieces, we round up the latest in the New Zealand homewares scene that we can’t get enough of
1. Designer chairs
We’ve been obsessed with Australian furniture company Dowel Jones for ages, but now their new ATC chair (Another Tube Chair) is taking our crush to the next level. Designed with functionality and versatility in mind, both the frame and seat colours of this chair can be customised, making it incredibly versatile. It’s a splurge at $380 per chair but worth it, we reckon, for something that will be used and loved every day. doweljones.com
2. Timber buffet
The Karve buffet from Freedom is a harmonious mosaic of timbers including birch, walnut, poplar, oak and pine, all encased in an acacia body. This beautiful piece is handcrafted and boasts three push-latch doors and spacious storage. The Karve is $1299 from freedomfurniture.co.nz.
3. Terrazzo-look vase
You can never have too many vases, especially when they are as nice as this one. This terrazzo-look vase with specks of gold and navy is the perfect addition to your living room, kitchen, bedroom or bathroom. Simply pop in a few stems of your favourite flower or foliage. At $12 this is a great buy from The Warehouse. thewarehouse.co.nz
4. Knotted cushions
Searching for a statement cushion for your sofa? Look no further than these 30cm knot cushions from Adairs. These beauties are a great option for adding texture and a little wow factor to your living room. Available in three gorgeous colours: charcoal, dusty pink and soft grey, for $34.99 from adairs.co.nz.
5. Ceramic vessels
Clothing label Kowtow and ceramicist Gidon Bing have collaborated on a chic range of four functional pieces for the home. The minimal vase, tray, tumbler and bowl forms are available in rose, navy and bone crackle finishes. Prices start at $40 from kowtowclothing.com.
6. Faux tortoiseshell stationery
While she might be best known as the queen of handbags, Kate Spade has also ventured into the world of stationery. This new collection of faux tortoiseshell office products is now available at Allium and includes a clipboard, tape dispenser and a pencil pot. Prices start at $63.50 from alliuminteriors.co.nz.
7. Rustic dining table
You’ll love the solid, rustic look and welcoming feel of the Leandro dining table and bench seat from Target. This range features rounded edges (perfect for families with young children) and stands on beautifully tapered legs that create a mid-century modern silhouette.
Leandro pieces are made from solid reclaimed pine which is strong and durable and includes knots and other interesting markings to give the wood a unique and charming character. Table, $399 from targetfurniture.co.nz.
Compiled by: Vanessa Nouwens, Catherine Wilkinson and Imogen Temm.