French Country’s Winter 2016


As the outside temperature drops, inject some warmth into the home with French Country Collections’ new Winter 2016 range of homewares.

The colour palette this season ranges from plush hues in teal, green and blue that combine with gold metallic accents and black and as well they have neutral winter whites and chalky greys.

“our colour palette for winter is darker and moodier in tune with nature, but also manages to evoke a sense of calmness and warmth”   says Vanessa Bramely, CEO French Country Collections.

The cooler weather is a time to cozy up in the home, and French Country’s latest and most diverse range yet combines timeless design with trend-driven pieces to deliver many winter must-haves.

View the winter collection at or buy online at French Country’s flagship store

Five Minutes with Adrienne Mamo


With the festive season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get your home shipshape for summer entertaining. We chat to Managing Director of May Time – one of New Zealand’s leading furniture and home ware wholesalers – to get the scoop on what’s going to be hot this coming season.

What interior trends are you looking forward to the most this season? 

There is a beautiful colour palette of moody pinks, blues and greens coming through that creates a soft, summery look. Accessorise with coppers and bronzes against a background of light timbers, marble table tops and accessories.

 What quick tips can you give us for sprucing up our homes once summer arrives?

Cushions on sofas and beds in the colours of summer change the feel of your home immediately. Place vases of fresh flowers inside, pop candles on outside tables and new towels in the bathroom. Then clean the windows and it will feel like you’re walking into a new home.

What are three things that every home should have? 

A top quality sofa, dimmable lighting and lots of books

 Share an interior design secret with us.

If you hate the curtains in your new home turn them around on the track so the lining faces the room for a temporary fix.

Discover some of our favourite May Time pieces below and click here to find out where to buy them.