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Creating a sanctuary for your sanity
22 March 2021
Creating a sanctuary for your sanity

After a disruptive and unpredictable 2020, many New Zealanders are experimenting with style to turn their homes into peaceful retreats. Calming colours and cosy nooks are going a long way as we search for stress-free escapes as we spend more time at home. Our homes are sanctuaries for our...

How will Covid-19 change future home designs?
21 May 2020
How will Covid-19 change future home designs?

We’re spending more time in our homes than ever before. The rooms that we used to spend only a few hours a day in, have become our safe havens – and the best way for us to beat Covid-19. The essence of home, and what that means for you and your family, has never been more...

What's driving interior trends
7 May 2020
What's driving interior trends

Adopting a greener lifestyle is a top priority in our lives these days and this is starting to be reflected in our homes. Homeowners are doing their part for the environment by incorporating greener choices in their homes, including recycled furniture, so it is no surprise to see that being...

Autumn interiors trends: The new updates for your home
17 April 2018
Autumn interiors trends: The new updates for your home

Move over fruit-inspired décor, rose gold accessories and all-white interiors - autumn 2018 brings with it new trends that speak to sophistication and global influences. Whether you’re planning a new build or updating your existing home, here are key looks to help you stay...

Nine easy ways to maximise your interior wall spaces
25 January 2018
Nine easy ways to maximise your interior wall spaces

There’s definitely an art to planning your home’s interior walls. Interior decorating can cause serious anxiety for new homeowners because there’s nothing more daunting than being surrounded by stark white or blank neutral walls when you’re faced with the decision of...

Trend forecast: What's hot for new homes in 2018
11 January 2018
Trend forecast: What's hot for new homes in 2018

What will you be coveting for your home in the year ahead? Whether you’re planning a new build or simply looking to refresh your interiors with quality décor touches, we’ve uncovered the key colour trends, features and products which design experts say will dominate Kiwi...

Danish 'hygge' philosophy drives NZ interior styling trends
8 June 2017
Danish 'hygge' philosophy drives NZ interior styling trends

Building a cosy and comfortable property that withstands the winter chill is a major priority for all new homeowners. While many of us love the idea of cuddling up by the fire with a warm blanket, New Zealand’s weather is comparatively milder than winter in the Northern...

Interior Design for the warmer days ahead
3 October 2016
Interior Design for the warmer days ahead

Throughout New Zealand we’ve had a comparatively mild winter, but there’s still nothing better than the days getting longer and the colour, smell and sweet anticipation of spring in the air.  We asked Generation Homes’ design consultant Michaela Churstain for some smart,...