personalized gifts for girlfriend 9 new homeware pieces we need in our homes immediately sofa pillow covers

 personalized gifts for girlfri     |      2019-09-16 02:53

We’;re keeping a close eye on the interior scene and have rounded up our top picks from some of our favourite homeware stores. Here’;s what we’;re lusting after right now

We love this floral art print by Jane Oldershaw, whose fond memories of her grandma’s garden, along with her rediscovery of nature upon moving from Auckland to idyllic Cambridge, inspired her to start a business. Her beautiful photos of flowers are available as printspersonalized gifts for girlfriend, tea towels, greeting cards and more.wallflowerposters.com

funny cushion covers

Lovers of linen bedding will fall for the new-season colours that have just dropped at Foxtrot Home. These fresh colours, including ochre and emerald green, evoke the hues of autumn and look amazing when teamed with neutrals. Prices start at $49 for a pair of pillowcases.foxtrothome.co.nz

You can never have too many cushions, especially when they are as gorgeous as these velvet numbers from Kip &; Co. Velvet tassel cushions in dark rose and tobacco come with a feather inner and are ready to adorn your bed or sofa at $135 each from Tea Pea.teapea.co.nz

Add a touch of Palm Springs glam to your home with these brass wall decorations called ‘Fingerfilodrendons’. Available in two sizes, the gold leaves appear to float out from the wall. From $64 from BoConcept.boconcept.com

Start your day with a cuppa in one of Freedom’s new stoneware Kerrigan mugs. Available in four colours, these mugs are just $7.95 each.freedomfurniture.co.nz

Jump on the dark-wood trend with one of these wooden vases designed by Anders N?rgaard for Applicata. Torso is a series of stained oak vases inspired by the body, with each vase including a glass insert for flowers. Available in medium ($69) or large ($76) from Crisp Home.crisphome.co.nz

These no-maintenance artificial succulents are perfect for those of us who tend to send our living pot plants to an early grave. With the added bonus of cute pots, these are the perfect way to liven up a shelf or table. From $29.99 from Farmers.farmers.co.nz

What’s not to love about this retro-style brass and marble drinks trolley? We love its 1960s curves and wheeled brass feet which make it super easy to move around your home. It’s always happy hour somewhere, right? Get your own antique-brass drinks trolley for $999 from greenwithenvy.co.nz.

Me &; My Trend have done it again with the release of their new velvet furniture in the most divine shade of aubergine. This is going to be a strong colour for autumn/winter 2018 and looks stunning when combined with black, mustard and wood tones. From chairs and sofas to foot stools and ottomans, there is something for everyone in this collection. Foot stools start at $599 and chairs from $1395.meandmytrend.com

Compiled by: Vanessa Nouwens.

Taking the perfect picture of your favourite band on stage is a memory you can relish for a lifetime with digital prints. It's also one of the most difficult shots to get right. Low light, colourful spotlights in every direction and musicians moving about on the stage… a number of factors need to be considered. Will you take up the challenge? Follow our advice and you’ll see, it’s not as complicated as it appears to take good concert photos.

A classmate inspecting a freshly-poured silver casting in Penland's metals studio

The very idea of a Secret Santa gift exchange at your office might be enough to give you a headache. Whether you’ve drawn the name of your favorite water-cooler hangout buddy, or a guy you couldn’t pick out of a line-up who works in some obscure office 6 floors down, these gift ideas will bring a smile to the face of any co-worker, known or not-so-well-known alike!