Mel Chesneau

Rental tips

Tips from a stylish renter and NZ House & Garden staff for turning a rental into a home


Striking gold

An old schist cottage near Arrowtown was the starting point for a home that cleverly blends old and new

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Dark arts

Maybe it’s her Danish roots, but Doyta Black has always been drawn to the darker side of decorating


On the sunny side

An artistic pair have found the perfect fit in a Wellington villa that combines city buzz with peace and quiet