Here’s our favourite new pieces in the homeware scene. Discover to incorporate them into your home to give it a refreshed and trendy look
1. Candles and diffusers
With a fresh new look and product additions, The Aromatherapy Company’s relaunched Smith & Co lifestyle and body care range is full of must-have items for your home. Soy wax candles, diffusers, washing lotions and hand creams are all beautifully packaged in vintage-inspired vessels which add a subtle sense of style to any space. This season also sees the inclusion of bath tonics and dry body oil in this popular range. thearomatherapycompany.co.nz
2. Ceramic vases
One home item that seems to be trending more and more is the ceramic vessel. These beauties can hold flowers or foliage or simply look decorative on their own. Try grouping them on a bookshelf, sideboard or hall table for a fresh look. We love this Flint vase, $79.99 from nood.co.nz, and Jamae vessel, $44.95 from freedomfurniture.co.nz.
3. Flax bedlinen
New Zealand-based sisters Kate and Prue from Foxtrot Home have us super-excited about the release of their linen bedding range in kids’ bed sizes. This beautiful stonewashed flax bedlinen is made from 100 percent pure linen sourced from Europe, and is prewashed for extra softness.
Now anyone, big or small, can enjoy the lovely feel of linen with the whole Foxtrot range available in cot/bassinet, single and king single sizes, as well as queen, king and super king. Check out all the colours at foxtrothome.co.nz, where prices start from $25 for a cot/bassinet fitted sheet. (Photo: Ses & Jen)
4. Shaggy cushion
Featuring long-pile wool in a fabulously fun, flokati-style pattern, the Lumo shag cushion by Australian brand Sage & Clare combines artisanal creativity with texture and seasonal colours. If you are looking to add some snuggly texture to your sofa or favourite armchair this winter, you can’t do better than this fuzzy friend. Get yours for $212 from teapea.co.nz.
5. Blunt umbrella
This season’s most beautifully durable accessory is a collab between two of our favourite brands. Blunt umbrellas has teamed with Kiwi fashion designer Karen Walker to create the limited-edition Wild Flowers brolly just in time for winter. This umbrella combines Karen Walker’s signature floral print with classic Blunt design and will brighten any rainy day. Available through Karen Walker stores, Smith & Caughey’s and selected retailers for $119, these beauties won’t be around for long, so be quick! karenwalker.com
6. Personalised prints
Familia Amour is a new collection of custom prints by Auckland-based illustrator and designer Maiko Nagao. These beautifully hand-drawn portraits capture your family’s unique bond and are customised to reflect who you are. Available in blush or black, these stunning prints are a keepsake you will enjoy for a lifetime. maikonagao.com
7. Coffee table book
Interior Portraits by Leslie Williamson offers a peek into the homes of some of the most creative citizens of California, both past and present. Powerfully personal and deeply authentic, this beautiful book will appeal not only to lovers of bohemian architecture but also to anyone who feels the pull of the West Coast lifestyle. Get your copy for $105 from everyday-needs.com.
8. Pop art prints
New to Sydney & Pop’s homeware and lifestyle online store is The Printable Concept, a collection of colour and black-and-white prints that can be purchased online, then printed out at home and framed to suit your taste. This affordable option is great for those looking for a quick change. Prints start at $10 from sydneyandpop.co.nz.
Compiled by: Vanessa Nouwens.