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How does 2000 style compare to 2020 style?

We went from Trad to Rad in the last 20 years, with authenticity, texture and cosiness becoming key elements of decor style.

We went from Trad to Rad in the last 20 years, with authenticity, texture and cosiness becoming key elements of decor style.

This Puhoi property is selling after 120 years in same family

Oakdale in Puhoi, north of Auckland, is a grand old homestead and farm that have been in the Straka family since 'Grandad' built the house in the late 1800s.

Oakdale in Puhoi, north of Auckland, is a grand old homestead and farm that have been in the Straka family since 'Grandad' built the house in the late 1800s.

There's a slice of the Old West hidden on the Central Plateau

Mellonsfolly is an authentic Old West style town about an hour from Ohakune.

Mellonsfolly is an authentic Old West style town about an hour from Ohakune.

8 Tips for Taking Care of House Plants

8 Tips for Taking Care of House Plants.

8 Tips for Taking Care of House Plants.

7 Corners in Your Kitchen You Might Be Forgetting to Clean

1. Inside your toaster. All those crumbs at the bottom are easy to miss and can attract bugs.

1. Inside your toaster. All those crumbs at the bottom are easy to miss and can attract bugs.

5 Easiest Vegetables to Grow at Home

Starting a fruit and vegetable garden is easy for anyone with an outdoor area and a good amount of sunlight. Here are 5 veggies anyone can grow at home.

Starting a fruit and vegetable garden is easy for anyone with an outdoor area and a good amount of sunlight. Here are 5 veggies anyone can grow at home.

From funeral home to apartment-style home

With a superb industrial vibe.

With a superb industrial vibe.

The garden with more than 200 rhododendrons

Miriam Lee loves rhodos, and she's got the garden to prove it.

Miriam Lee loves rhodos, and she's got the garden to prove it.

Tips for easy-care beachside gardens

Simple massed plantings of native species make for bird-friendly, relaxed beachside holiday home gardens.

Simple massed plantings of native species make for bird-friendly, relaxed beachside holiday home gardens.

Swimming pool created from a disused water tank

Tom O'Carroll proved the doubters wrong by successfully converting a disused water tank into an impressive back yard pool in Napier.

Tom O'Carroll proved the doubters wrong by successfully converting a disused water tank into an impressive back yard pool in Napier.

Stairway House in Tokyo

This Tokyo house designed by Nendo is defined by a giant sculptural staircase that starts outside and leads right through the house, getting steeper as it rises.

This Tokyo house designed by Nendo is defined by a giant sculptural staircase that starts outside and leads right through the house, getting steeper as it rises.

A guide to buying antiques

Experts advise on the things you need to know before buying antiques.

Experts advise on the things you need to know before buying antiques.

How to avoid war with the neighbours

Here are some tips for sorting things out if issues with your neighbours arise.

Here are some tips for sorting things out if issues with your neighbours arise.

Tamzyn Adding top tips on buying art

Auckland designer Tamzyn Adding shows her favourite pieces of art in her home and gives four top tips on purchasing and how to hang artwork.

Auckland designer Tamzyn Adding shows her favourite pieces of art in her home and gives four top tips on purchasing and how to hang artwork.

A heater hack that'll save you money

Eco design advisor Nelson Lebo gives a new tip for heating your home over the winter.

Eco design advisor Nelson Lebo gives a new tip for heating your home over the winter.

Pot plants, the perfect decorating item

Nicky and Josh Peauafi in their home. Nicky and Josh have amassed a large number of different pot plant species.

Nicky and Josh Peauafi in their home. Nicky and Josh have amassed a large number of different pot plant species.

How to catch a rat

New Zealand's rat population has exploded due to an extra-warm autumn - and they are bigger than ever.

New Zealand's rat population has exploded due to an extra-warm autumn - and they are bigger than ever.

Kitchens to inspire - which trend will suit you?

These kitchens are the epitome of stylish.

These kitchens are the epitome of stylish.

Most Likeable Kitchen

This stunning kitchen in a traditional villa in Cambridge has been voted Most Likeable in New Zealand.

This stunning kitchen in a traditional villa in Cambridge has been voted Most Likeable in New Zealand.

Art Deco house in same family for 70 years

This Art Deco house for sale in Mairehau, Christchurch has been in the same family since 'Dad' built it nearly 70 years ago.

This Art Deco house for sale in Mairehau, Christchurch has been in the same family since 'Dad' built it nearly 70 years ago.

Tips on keeping your electricity bills down during the lockdown

Tips on keeping your electricity bills down during the lockdown.

Tips on keeping your electricity bills down during the lockdown.

Easy-care hot coloured blooms for late summer

These golden and bronze perennials don't just tolerate drought, they thrive in the dry and bloom through late summer to autumn.

These golden and bronze perennials don't just tolerate drought, they thrive in the dry and bloom through late summer to autumn.

Private formal topiary garden in Wellington

Light years from the hustle of nearby downtown is a quarter-acre oasis of order and calm.

Light years from the hustle of nearby downtown is a quarter-acre oasis of order and calm.

This is gardening on a grand scale.

Achieved over half a century by two generations.

Achieved over half a century by two generations.

A grand home for grand collections

The view of the outside is just as good as the inside.

The view of the outside is just as good as the inside.

How to make floral bunny ears

Get into the Easter crafting spirit with these DIY bunny ears.

Get into the Easter crafting spirit with these DIY bunny ears.

Villa selling after 100+ years

This Devonport villa has gone from great-great-aunt to great-grandparents, to great aunt, to mother, then son, who is now selling more than 108 years after the first family member moved in.

This Devonport villa has gone from great-great-aunt to great-grandparents, to great aunt, to mother, then son, who is now selling more than 108 years after the first family member moved in.

Landscape photographer built himself the perfect home on the road

When Paul Mercer wanted to find the perfect hom away from home, he had to build it himself.

When Paul Mercer wanted to find the perfect hom away from home, he had to build it himself.

CyberHouse Life - house of the future?

Designed to combat zombie viruses, chaos, devastation, riots and revolutions, the CyberHouse Life is a Russian architect's glimpse into our future.

Designed to combat zombie viruses, chaos, devastation, riots and revolutions, the CyberHouse Life is a Russian architect's glimpse into our future.

How to grow autumn-flowering bulbs

These jewel-like flowers are perfect for pots, where they can be set at eye level, grouped in sunny spots, and given the rich soil and good drainage they love.

These jewel-like flowers are perfect for pots, where they can be set at eye level, grouped in sunny spots, and given the rich soil and good drainage they love.

Karen Walker's interior colour transformation

Leading Kiwi fashion designer Karen Walker is also an expert on colour for interiors, as her own home illustrates.

Leading Kiwi fashion designer Karen Walker is also an expert on colour for interiors, as her own home illustrates.

How to transform a chest of drawers with sticky back vinyl

This simple DIY doesn’t require any sanding, paint or elbow grease, but can be one of the most rewarding makeovers for existing furniture.

This simple DIY doesn’t require any sanding, paint or elbow grease, but can be one of the most rewarding makeovers for existing furniture.

Getting work done at home

Tips for working from home from someone who's been there.

Tips for working from home from someone who's been there.

How to create floral sneakers

Turn your trainers from boring white into a showstopping floral duo with personality.

Turn your trainers from boring white into a showstopping floral duo with personality.

5 Plant Care Mistakes People Are Making While in Quarantine

Whether you’ve been a plant parent for years or are new to the game, showering your plants with attention while on lockdown may be harming them.

Whether you’ve been a plant parent for years or are new to the game, showering your plants with attention while on lockdown may be harming them.

Puketarata: a garden four decades in the making

A combination of native and exotic plants make up Ken and Jennifer Horner's garden.

A combination of native and exotic plants make up Ken and Jennifer Horner's garden.

The neighbour is just as important as the house for these owners

They had lived in the area for years before buying this villa

They had lived in the area for years before buying this villa

Coromandel beach house is Home of the Year 2020

Architect Ken Crosson talks about his inspiration for the bach that has won the Home of the Year Award 2020.

Architect Ken Crosson talks about his inspiration for the bach that has won the Home of the Year Award 2020.

A castle lies in wait in Auckland

It has a tower, a dry moat and a turret... it's also a comfortable family home.

It has a tower, a dry moat and a turret... it's also a comfortable family home.

Mortgage free in a tiny house

Single mum Carol Armstrong of Hamilton found the perfect housing solution after her marriage break-up.

Single mum Carol Armstrong of Hamilton found the perfect housing solution after her marriage break-up.

Meet the man who turn his lorry home into a Lord of the Rings homage

When Glen Herbert was serving in the Falklands, The Lord of the Rings was his companion. It inspired him to create his magical home.

When Glen Herbert was serving in the Falklands, The Lord of the Rings was his companion. It inspired him to create his magical home.

How to make the most of your courtyard

Get the most out of a garden with postage stamp proportions.

Get the most out of a garden with postage stamp proportions.

Grand formal garden in Lumsden

Sharon Clarke created this garden after she was bitten by the gardening bug.

Sharon Clarke created this garden after she was bitten by the gardening bug.

Tree Church up for sale

Barry Cox has decided to sell his property which is home to the world famous 'Tree Church' in Ōhaupō.

Barry Cox has decided to sell his property which is home to the world famous 'Tree Church' in Ōhaupō.

Meet Studio Home's Julia Atkinson-Dunn (and Tonka the cat)

A garden full of drama and emotion, a home full of treasures.

A garden full of drama and emotion, a home full of treasures.

Holiday home celebrates a couple’s journey together

A place to properly unwind, they say.

A place to properly unwind, they say.

They had no intention of buying in Taupō

Four years on, this couple can’t believe where they live.

Four years on, this couple can’t believe where they live.

Do they have New Zealand's oldest houseplants?

Five gardeners share their horticultural heirlooms.

Five gardeners share their horticultural heirlooms.

Maggie Suman's charming glasshouse

Materials used to construct this glasshouse include old glass bricks, upcycled windows and Gran's glass plates.

Materials used to construct this glasshouse include old glass bricks, upcycled windows and Gran's glass plates.

First-home owner's amazing DIY

First-home buyer Lise Mackie of Berhampore, Wellington, had no building experience, but wanted to do her own reno. So she studied 'how-to' videos.

First-home buyer Lise Mackie of Berhampore, Wellington, had no building experience, but wanted to do her own reno. So she studied 'how-to' videos.

Despite wild weather, this garden is a five-star beauty

A classic country garden brought back into the family.

A classic country garden brought back into the family.

Take a sneak peek inside Neil Finns LA home

The musical legend has bought a second, more substantial home in LA, in the Los Feliz area.

The musical legend has bought a second, more substantial home in LA, in the Los Feliz area.

DIY rainbow woven wall hanging

Learn how to make a beautiful, large-scale woven wall hanging in a funky rainbow style.

Learn how to make a beautiful, large-scale woven wall hanging in a funky rainbow style.

US expats make a new home on the other side of the world

Hadley and Philip Fierlinger traded California for Wellington and instantly fell in love with their new home.

Hadley and Philip Fierlinger traded California for Wellington and instantly fell in love with their new home.

How to: Planter bowl

How to: Planter bowl

How to: Planter bowl

Stuff readers' cleaning hacks

Dozens of the best-ever cleaning hacks have been sent in by Stuff readers, and many of them have one thing in common.

Dozens of the best-ever cleaning hacks have been sent in by Stuff readers, and many of them have one thing in common.

Zen and the art of Japanese tree maintenance

Clip, prop and wrap: caring for trees in Japan is an art form with a practical purpose.

Clip, prop and wrap: caring for trees in Japan is an art form with a practical purpose.

African violets for easy-care indoor flower power

Charming African violets offer a wide range of dazzling flower colours and fabulous foliage effects and these easy-care house plants are well overdue a revival.

Charming African violets offer a wide range of dazzling flower colours and fabulous foliage effects and these easy-care house plants are well overdue a revival.

How to make liquid soap at home

Perfer liquid to bar soap? Here's how to make you bar soap go further and save $$$.

Perfer liquid to bar soap? Here's how to make you bar soap go further and save $$$.

How to grow spinach

Spinach is delicious and you can grow it during the cooler months too.

Spinach is delicious and you can grow it during the cooler months too.

Permaculture for urban gardens

Use these basic ideas to make your home garden more productive and sustainable.

Use these basic ideas to make your home garden more productive and sustainable.

Cat-proofing your backyard

An Auckland woman has devised a way to stop her cat roaming the neighbourhood. She used netting and mesh to fence her property.

An Auckland woman has devised a way to stop her cat roaming the neighbourhood. She used netting and mesh to fence her property.

Couple Uncover Stunning Bath Under The Floor Of Their Home Office

This beautiful bath was discovered under a couple's office floor in their home.Mark Ronsman and his wife Jenny bought their home almost three-and-a-half years ago and had been told there was once a bath tub in one of the rooms. But it wasn't until...

This beautiful bath was discovered under a couple's office floor in their home.Mark Ronsman and his wife Jenny bought their home almost three-and-a-half years ago and had been told there was once a bath tub in one of the rooms. But it wasn't until...

Where's the cleanest place to keep your toothbrush?

You might already have poo particles on your toothbrush. Here's how to stop it getting worse.

You might already have poo particles on your toothbrush. Here's how to stop it getting worse.

How to grow microgreens

If you have a sunny windowsill, you can sprout and snip your own nutritious microgreens in as little as seven days.

If you have a sunny windowsill, you can sprout and snip your own nutritious microgreens in as little as seven days.

Candy Cane House: A home made from sweets for a festive treat

Booking.com has created the world's sweetest home just in time for the festive period in the heart of London's Soho. Aptly named the Candy Cane house, lucky guests will spend a magical night immersed in candy, chocolate, gingerbread and more. Avai...

Booking.com has created the world's sweetest home just in time for the festive period in the heart of London's Soho. Aptly named the Candy Cane house, lucky guests will spend a magical night immersed in candy, chocolate, gingerbread and more. Avai...

5 Foods You Can Grow in a Container Garden

1. Peppers. Use a container that's about 14 to 16 inches deep and secure with twine to keep upright. 2. Scallions.

1. Peppers. Use a container that's about 14 to 16 inches deep and secure with twine to keep upright. 2. Scallions.

5 Easiest Vegetables to Grow at Home

Starting a fruit and vegetable garden is easy for anyone with an outdoor area and a good amount of sunlight.

Starting a fruit and vegetable garden is easy for anyone with an outdoor area and a good amount of sunlight.

Try these Woodland Easter eggs

These Easter eggs are the perfect project for young kids - and they're a lot easier than they look.

These Easter eggs are the perfect project for young kids - and they're a lot easier than they look.

Stay in A Galaxy Far, Far Away with this Unique Holiday Rental

This property is perfect for Star Wars fans. Called the 12 Parsecs by Loma Homes it is a 15-minute drive form the Galaxy's Edge Themed Park in Florida. Sleeping up to 20 people at a time, there are 9 bedrooms, each offering different Star Wars the...

This property is perfect for Star Wars fans. Called the 12 Parsecs by Loma Homes it is a 15-minute drive form the Galaxy's Edge Themed Park in Florida. Sleeping up to 20 people at a time, there are 9 bedrooms, each offering different Star Wars the...

What winter comforts really cost

It turns out having a warm bed at night is cheap as chips but the cost of a hot shower may surprise you.

It turns out having a warm bed at night is cheap as chips but the cost of a hot shower may surprise you.

How do you make a boring bed 100 per cent cuter?

Cushions can make even the dullest bed look special.

Cushions can make even the dullest bed look special.

Wanna save money? Grow these crops

Wanna save money? Grow these crops.

Wanna save money? Grow these crops.

How to get your home storm ready

The wild weather is coming... are you ready? Here's how to check.

The wild weather is coming... are you ready? Here's how to check.

Fire safety this winter

Hamilton fire risk management officer George Jensen with some tips on how to keep your self safe this winter from fire.

Hamilton fire risk management officer George Jensen with some tips on how to keep your self safe this winter from fire.

Incredible modern-day castle in remote Nevada marketed as ideal coronavirus survival property

An incredible modern-day castle in Nevada wilderness is being marketed as an ideal coronavirus survival property. The fortress has 16-inch walls, is self-sustainable & completely off the power grid. Encompassing 40 acres of land, the Hard Luk Mine...

An incredible modern-day castle in Nevada wilderness is being marketed as an ideal coronavirus survival property. The fortress has 16-inch walls, is self-sustainable & completely off the power grid. Encompassing 40 acres of land, the Hard Luk Mine...

Star Wars fanatic has amassed a remarkable 5,000 strong collection of memorabilia since falling in l

A Star Wars fanatic has amassed a 5,000 strong collection of memorabilia since falling in love with the epic film franchise 42 years ago. Obsessive Neil Livesey, 60, has an entire room in his house dedicated to storing the toys, which he has spent...

A Star Wars fanatic has amassed a 5,000 strong collection of memorabilia since falling in love with the epic film franchise 42 years ago. Obsessive Neil Livesey, 60, has an entire room in his house dedicated to storing the toys, which he has spent...

8 Tips for Taking Care of House Plants

1. Give them the right amount of light. While some plants can handle dim settings, most blooming plants need bright windows or supplemental lights to grow properly.

1. Give them the right amount of light. While some plants can handle dim settings, most blooming plants need bright windows or supplemental lights to grow properly.

How to insulate your windows with a DIY kit

It's cheap, easy and quick to insulate your windows.

It's cheap, easy and quick to insulate your windows.

How to plant spring-flowering bulbs

Daffodils, freesias, Dutch iris, tulips, hyacinths and bluebells are all planted in autumn to bloom in spring. Here's how to get a colourful display in your garden.

Daffodils, freesias, Dutch iris, tulips, hyacinths and bluebells are all planted in autumn to bloom in spring. Here's how to get a colourful display in your garden.

Bunker Hill for sale - may contain explosives

Bunker Hill in Ngaruawahia is a former army munitions base. The property is for sale with a warning about potential explosives underground.

Bunker Hill in Ngaruawahia is a former army munitions base. The property is for sale with a warning about potential explosives underground.

This Property Is A Star Wars Fan's Dream

This property is the ultimate 'Star Wars' fan’s dream.

This property is the ultimate 'Star Wars' fan’s dream.

Kids' dream houses professionally envisaged

These fabulous dream houses were all created from the drawings of children between the ages of 4 and 10.

These fabulous dream houses were all created from the drawings of children between the ages of 4 and 10.

'Tombstone house' hard to sell

This converted Methodist chapel in the UK is a great home - if you don't mind the graves in front.

This converted Methodist chapel in the UK is a great home - if you don't mind the graves in front.

How to get rid of fleas

In 2019, one pest has bugged New Zealanders more than most. Here's how to stop it in its tracks.

In 2019, one pest has bugged New Zealanders more than most. Here's how to stop it in its tracks.

Orchid rescue: how to get your orchid to rebloom

Orchid rescue: how to get your orchid to rebloom.

Orchid rescue: how to get your orchid to rebloom.

The $3 Kmart tea towel hack

No one is using these tea towels on dishes.

No one is using these tea towels on dishes.

Most expensive house sells cheap

The most expensive house in the US had an original asking price of US$250 million. It has just been sold for $94.

The most expensive house in the US had an original asking price of US$250 million. It has just been sold for $94.

Modernist home love at first sight

A mid-century classic is given a Palm Springs look with vibrant colour and a relaxing vibe.

A mid-century classic is given a Palm Springs look with vibrant colour and a relaxing vibe.

The plastics not worth recycling

Reporters Chloe Ranford and Alice Angeloni look at what types of plastic can and can't be recycled in Marlborough.

Reporters Chloe Ranford and Alice Angeloni look at what types of plastic can and can't be recycled in Marlborough.

Empty nester house configures just for them

An airy home that was carefully planned by its downsizing owners.

An airy home that was carefully planned by its downsizing owners.

Furniture Or Art?

ONE stands for the prototype, ELEVEN stands for the limited edition. The Berlin design studio has garnered widespread acclaim and won top design awards.

ONE stands for the prototype, ELEVEN stands for the limited edition. The Berlin design studio has garnered widespread acclaim and won top design awards.

Perfectly pointless product design

Greek designer Katerina Kamprani transforms everyday objects so that they have no use at all. For example, a watering can that can't pour out liquid, or a cooking pot that has two handles on the same side.

Greek designer Katerina Kamprani transforms everyday objects so that they have no use at all. For example, a watering can that can't pour out liquid, or a cooking pot that has two handles on the same side.

On the ladder: 22-year-old buys tiny first home built by best friend

Still paying off her student loan, 22-year-old Stephanie Muller Pallares couldn't get a mortgage to buy a tiny home built by her best friend. But she wasn't about to let that stop her becoming a homeowner.

Still paying off her student loan, 22-year-old Stephanie Muller Pallares couldn't get a mortgage to buy a tiny home built by her best friend. But she wasn't about to let that stop her becoming a homeowner.

Lynn Bublitz's New Plymouth garden

Lynn Bublitz still spends between two and six hours gardening here each day.

Lynn Bublitz still spends between two and six hours gardening here each day.

Couples: Dave & Erin

How Lyttelton couple Erin and Dave Jamieson made it to happily ever after.

How Lyttelton couple Erin and Dave Jamieson made it to happily ever after.

Marg Wood's Auckland villa garden

In every season, there's something to love and appreciate in this stunning designer plot.

In every season, there's something to love and appreciate in this stunning designer plot.

Chocolate scented plants

Chocolate scented plants

Chocolate scented plants

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