Haven is a brand new home and living magazine for a brand-new world. With many of us spending more time at home than ever, our homes are our safe haven from the challenges we face beyond our front doors. Step inside the pages and stay awhile. We celebrate everything that makes a house a home — inviting spaces, inspiring people, delicious food, and homes with heart.
MY HAVEN • Ethical shopping advocate Danni Duncan bids farewell to Christchurch and explores the haunts of her new Hawke’s Bay hometown.
NOTEWORTHY • Heart-warming homewares and clever design solutions to make your home a haven this winter.
Mari Colbert, yoga & meditation teacher • Mari Colbert is a senior yoga instructor at Auckland’s Studio Red and a contributor to QT Hotels’ Get Grounded in-room yoga and meditation “capsule”, an on-demand TV streaming service for the group’s guest rooms. She shares some simple tips on creating a haven of calm in your hotel room.
CURRENT CRUSH… Hotel St Moritz, Queenstown
Rustic charmers • Channel your country homestead dreams with chunky natural textures.
HARMONIOUS DISCORD • Find domestic harmony in surprising places by experimenting with contrasting patterns.
Woven together • A family farm inspired a lifelong fascination with natural textiles for Lindsay Cairns, who creates unique blankets using self-taught techniques.
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HIGH LIFE • As the fifth generation to work Otematata Station in North Otago, Philippa and Joe Cameron have found a home that blends nature and nurture.
WAIKATO WONDER • This space-loving family swapped their city lifestyle for a country one – as did their transplanted house.
HOUSE with NO NAILS • From Northern Wales to Haast Pass, an innovative couple has sought inspiration from far and wide to create their dream house.
TRANSFORM Whakahuri • A Kiwi writer shows us around her tiny retreat on a Finnish island, a resourceful whānau share their story of moving not one but two bungalows, plus get hooked on macramé and create new spaces for pot plants by making a cool window shelf.
Cabin fever • After moving to Finland with her family in 2014, Kiwi Melanie Dower fell in love with a cabin in the woods. She shows us around her miniature retreat.
GET KNOTTED • With the resurgence of all things 1970s – houseplants, wallpaper and rattan furniture, we’re looking at you – it was inevitable that macramé would follow. This retro textile craft with its distinctive handwoven appearance has been artfully reinvented in modern forms, unexpected applications and on-trend shades. What’s (k)not to love?
Subscribe & save! • Cosy up this winter with a great read! Treat yourself or someone you love to a Haven magazine subscription. Enjoy great savings on any 3, 6 or 12 month term.
Window dressing • Transform regular casement windows into elegant grid-style options that double as pretty shelving – perfect for those small, sun-loving plants.
SECOND TIME AROUND • This family relocated and renovated not one but two bungalows, using as many reclaimed materials as they could.
What’s your style? • Take our quiz to identify your bedtime style personality, then choose bedding that is the perfect match.
EAT Kaingia • When it comes to comfort, nothing beats honest country kai. This month, Nici Wickes shares surprisingly easy DIY hacks for making your own cheese, bread and smoked fish, a high-country cook dishes up her favourite smoko recipes from station life, and we sample the latest in food trends.
DIY country classics • There’s something wonderful about living close to the land – it invites us to become more resourceful. We all had a taste of this last...