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Your Home and Garden’s summer homeware range has arrived!

Article by Homes to Love

Your Home and Garden’s summer homeware range has just landed at Farmers! Homes to Love caught up with Farmer’s assistant buyer Melissa Dos Santos to uncover the new range…


A little bit about the range

With summer fast approaching, it’s the ideal time to start freshening up your home. The new Your Home and Garden range features bedding, tableware and bathroomware in a range of pastel shades – from mint to peach with hints of gold for glamour. There are plenty of geometrics, precious marble and a bit of shibori for good measure.

Q&A with Farmers assistant buyer Melissa Dos Santos

Melissa, how would you sum up the new range in three words?
The summer range is fresh, fun and contemporary.

Describe the colour palette…
It’s a beautiful pastel colour palette from mint to blush pink with deep charcoal, inky navy and gold touches to add a luxe look.

What was your inspiration for the range?
We visited stores overseas to analyse the latest colours and trends. We then created moodboards using WGSN (trend and fashion forecasting) and presented these to the Your Home and Garden team and our suppliers.


What are the standout pieces?
The standout pieces include the hanging and standing planters with touches of gold to bring an outdoor modern look in your home.

Describe the fabrics, materials and finishes used…
The manchester range is made from quality cotton and linen including plain, printed geometrics and linear designs. There’s also an amazing shibori (a type of Japanese dying that’s having a real moment) print. The tableware range features Mango wood, marble, slate and coloured glazed dinnerware creating a contemporary look for your table setting. There are lots of beautiful textures, which are important for creating lovely layers in a home, including the jute and woolen rug, velvet and quilted cushions. If you’re looking for one easy update, these cushions are just the thing; they’ll instantly refresh your look. Gold metallics are also key to the new range, adding an embellished and contemporary feel to your home.

What stone do you think is the new marble?
Definitely smooth slate. Our slate bathroom accessories arriving in stores mid October (soap dispensers, toothbrush holders, soap trays and more) bring the natural world to your bathroom, creating a stylish way to display your bathroom necessities.

Why do you think New Zealanders will love this collection?
I think we have designed a range that will appeal to a wide audience whether the shopper prefers bold geometric designs or more simple and plain designs that are available within the range.

Where can people buy the range?
Shoppers can purchase the Your Home and Garden range at selected Farmers stores.


A quick word with managing editor Shelley Ferguson

If your house is feeling a bit dull and drab after winter, the gorgeous new Your Home and Garden for Farmers collection contains the perfect pieces to achieve a light and fresh new-season look.  The beautiful colour palette of moody charcoal, inky navy, blush pink and mint mixes and matches easily yet makes a creative statement, while opulent gold, metal and slate add a luxe element. One of my favourite pieces in the range are these clever round glass planters – the ideal finishing touch to bring the outside in and nail the botanical trend.


My product pick

is the round hanging planters

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