INDIE HOME COLLECTIVE

One of my very favourite home stores in New Zealand is Indie Home Collective, an eclectic mix of vintage furniture, incredible lighting and art, on trend interiors and lush plants all set against a raw, white backdrop. I think I could happily transfer the entire contents to my house and not want to change a thing. Until now I could only get my fix when I made a rare trip up to Auckland, but happy days are here with their online store now live.

Owned by husband Nell Girl and his talented interior stylist wife Claudia Kozub, what makes this store so breathtaking isn’t just the products it houses, but the styling by Claudia is incredible, you really feel like you’ve walked into a live version of a Vogue Living.

On the top of my wish list is a stunning Ay Illuminate light, a print from the Pampa Horse Series and one of their larger vintage wooden cabinets in black or white.
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CHRISTMAS WISH (AS OPPOSED TO REALITY) LIST

Is it just me who buys their own Christmas presents from their kids and then pretends to act surprised on Christmas morning?

My present from my thoughtful children this year is this beautiful Turkish Tribal Coin Necklace from Neon Gypsy. I’ve recently discovered their amazing store in Mount Maunganui, I love its boho rock vibe. They have a great online store too, so no one has to miss out! I couldn’t resist but play dress ups, I swear I’m going to take it off right now and wrap it up. Maybe.

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If I decide my children want to be super generous this year, here’s a few other things I would love them to get me…

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The Horse Watch from Paperplane Store How stunning is this watch! It would look perfect stacked with my Lindi Kingi bracelets. I love the combination of silver and rose gold, and that nude leather is just beautiful.
Peony & Blush Suede Perfume from Jo Malone I was introduced to Jo Malone by one of my best friends who used to work there. I have several different fragrances from Jo Malone, and Peony & Blush Suede is the latest I’ve fallen in love with.
Hammock Hanging Chair from Citta Design I’m hoping a sunny day and quiet children come in a package with this Hammock Chair from Citta!
Diptyque Candle from Mecca Cosmetics Over 90 hours burning time with this Diptyque Candle, and then when it’s finished I love using the glass holder to house makeup brushes or as a small vase for summer blooms.
Rose Leather Sandals from Chaos & Harmony I have tried on these sandals and fell in love, alas I can’t afford them at the moment with my shopping ban firmly in place, Santa? Anyone?
Market Bag from Paperplane Store There are amazing ‘Little Big Markets’ here that alternate location between the Mount and Papamoa Beach, this bag would be perfect to fill up with all the treats I get each visit.
Polka Dot Journal from Paperplane Store Imagine the amazingly insightful yet witty things I could write in this journal?!

HOMESTYLE MAGAZINE DECEMBER ISSUE

Homestyle is without a doubt my favourite New Zealand Home & Interiors magazine. They seem to get the balance just right with homes that are inspirational and garner copious amounts of ooh’s and aah’s, yet are still realistic enough for most to be able to actually recreate aspects in their own homes.

Homestyle’s December issue is out next Monday and it’s a goodie people! Here’s a little sneak peak…
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This amazing home was built in the Auckland suburb of Titirangi. For those not familiar, Titirangi is filled with amazing mature trees leading to many homes feeling more like tree houses. If I were to live in Auckland, I think that would be the spot for me.

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At just 120sq, this home shows perfectly that smart design can make a relatively small house feel spacious and abundant.
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The mix of timber with pops of bright colour create a fun, yet relaxed environment to raise a family.
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We have a subscription to Homestyle (perfect Christmas gift!) so enjoy each issue a few days before it goes on sale. I get so excited checking the mail box in the days leading up to its release date, yes I know, its the little things.