What you’ll find in the winter issue of Simply You Living

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The winter issue of Simply You Living is your indispensable guide for home renovation and design, with instant colour inspiration for every space


What you’ll find in the winter issue of Simply You Living

Colour and renovations are the two themes that have driven this issue. Both are key to making your home your own. To get you inspired we’ve colour-coded our Trends section (page 18) so you can find the latest design and decor products in your favourite hue. And the feature It’s The Little Things (page 74) pairs both clashing and complementary colours to great effect in our homeware selections.

The colourful makeover of our first home, by award-winning Dublin-based designer Róisin Lafferty, sees two residences combined into one to produce an exciting yet functional family home (page 36). The Before and After pictures demonstrate how Lafferty used colour, texture and unusual materials to create a wow factor.


Jenny-lyn Hart redesigned her now wildly colourful apartment (our cover house), overlooking Hong Kong Central, to be the perfect canvas for her prized furniture and objets d’art (page 84). In sharp contrast is the remodelled Auckland villa of Jackie Campbell and her family (page 96) which employs a minimalist white, grey and black palette to emphasise the pared-back aesthetic of the extension.

The Style Files (page 68) offer a peek into the homes of three dynamic women who have made very different decorating and colour choices but have all created a comprehensive look and feel that reflects their unique personalities.


Kitchens and bathrooms are frequently top of the list when it comes to renovating, so we’ve put together indispensable guides for both rooms – from paint, flooring, lighting, taps and sinks through to tiles and whiteware – to help you plan your transformation (page 119).

When you’re ready for a break from all that revamping, give some thought to beautifying yourself with lipsticks to covet (page 150), tips on how to make your (nail) paint job last (page 144), and what to pack to protect your skin on that next long-haul flight (page 148).


Mark your calendars

For Simply You’s event of the year, Colour My Life, we’ll be hosting lunches in Auckland and Wellington. Held at a glamorous location, it will feature experts talking design, décor, beauty and fashion trends and you’ll walk away with a goodie bag worth more than $300. (See page 80 for details).

Plus, the inaugural Simply You Living Interior Design Awards, starting later this year, will celebrate excellence in New Zealand interior design in both the residential and commercial arenas. The prestigious awards will honour winners in kitchen, bathroom, hospitality, residential and commercial design, along with best emerging designer. Find more information in the next issue of Simply You Living, on sale September 25.

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