We round up nine of our favourite new homeware trends and show you exactly where to shop online. You’ll want to add them all to your lust list.
1. Handcrafted homeware
Paul and Wendy Nannestad, a cabinetmaker and industrial designer, are the talented duo behind Auckland-based brand Nannestad & Sons. They are passionate about creating contemporary homeware and jewellery using both modern and traditional materials and techniques. Candlesticks, chopping boards and rope trivets are a few of their handcrafted wares that are worth checking out, and the clever pair also run workshops for those interested in making their own rope doormat, macramé wall hanging, chopping board or plant hanger. nannestadandsons.com
2. Beautiful books
This is Home by Natalie Walton is about living simply by finding the essence of what makes you happy at home. Filled with clever ideas and creative spaces, this book shows that you don’t need a huge budget to create a beautiful home. Featuring eight case studies from Australia, the US and Europe and nearly 200 colour photographs, This is Home is a showcase of beautiful, authentic places that will inspire you when decorating or refreshing your own home. Get your copy for $65 from paperplanestore.com.
3. Round rugs
Round rugs are a simple and effective trick for softening a room. These printed jute rugs also offer graphic interest in four designs and two colourways for just $44 each. Check out the collection in stores nationwide or online at spotlightstores.com/nz.
4. Printed tea towels
These printed tea towels by Crushes are a great souvenir of Aotearoa to post overseas as a gift or to use at home. Taken on 35mm film and printed in full colour, this image of Karekare Falls (and another of Queenstown) would look great framed or as a simple wall hanging. breadandbutterletter.co.nz
5. Handmade ceramics
We’re fans of local pottery studio JS Ceramics and are always excited when these clever makers produce new designs. The new Arches range is a collection of tableware and decorative objects in a beautiful pink and navy design that has just the right balance of colour and pattern. And to add to the covetable list are plates, wall planters and mugs in the dreamy new Blue Splatter and Blue Wave designs. Pieces start at $30 from jsceramics.nz.
6. Fringed cushions
One homeware trend we’re seeing filtering into the market is fringed accessories and soft furnishings. This retro edging is making its soft way round all sorts of objects, from ottomans and cushions to throws and blankets. If you like the look, try these Lion & Lamb linen fringed cushions, AU$50 each from norsu.com.au.
7. Incense holders
Lovers of a fragrant home will adore these gorgeous little incense holders from Australia-based ceramicist Kim Wallace. Handmade from natural stoneware clay, each holder is then adorned with gold lustre before being kiln-fired a second time for durability. These little beauties measure around 8.5cm in diameter and are packaged in a beautiful gift box. Just AU$30 from kwceramics.com.au.
8. Jungle print bedding
This striking new duvet cover set from Wallace Cotton is inspired by the beautiful island of Antigua in the West Indies. Detailed images of the island’s lush tropical foliage have been digitally printed onto 250-thread-count organic cotton and capture all the mystery and exoticism of Antigua’s jungle environment. With its black-and-white colour palette, this duvet set would look great with a pop of added colour for an instant bedroom update. See the full Antigua range in Wallace Cotton stores nationwide from mid-July. Queen duvet cover sets are priced at $199.90 and euro pillowcases at $39.90. wallacecotton.com
9. Card holder
If you are looking for the perfect gift for the aspiring entrepreneur in your life or are in need of a stylish place to store your business cards, these handmade leather card holders by Auckland designer Paula Scott are just the ticket. Available in seven beautiful, on-trend colours for $28 from psaccessories.co.nz.
Compiled by: Vanessa Nouwens.