Expand Your Outdoor Space

Whether you have a small patch of patio or a large, sprawling lawn, there are things you can do to transform your outdoor space. Try these three tips to give your outdoor area a burst of life and be sure to step outside as we head into Autumn.


Think hooks, cupboards, shelves and in-furniture stowaways. Be sure to include a few watertight or undercover spots.


You can add atmosphere to your surrounds with the right sound, from a soothing water feature to the latest outdoor speakers, like the new waterproof and wireless Bose SoundLink Micro.


There are many things you can do to reduce your impact on the environment, such as planting a herb or veggie patch, using drought-tolerant plants, solar lighting and rainwater features.

Resort Life

Fashion designer Caroline Sills has spent a long time renovating her Waiheke Island property into the light and bright dream home it now is. An open plan with views out to Owhanake Bay, combined with the layering of fresh whites, an abundance of glass and a hint of metal creates the ultimate in relaxed living. Carpets, books, tables and chairs collected on global adventures personalise the spacious, sun-drenched rooms, while leafy green indoor plants add a touch of colour.

Take a peek inside Caroline’s stunning home in the gallery below.