How to choose the perfect Dining table for your home

How to Choose the Perfect Dining Table for Your Home

April 7, 2021

There are lots of things to consider when it comes to choosing a dining table; you will after all spend many hours enjoying time with family... Read more

Belle Interiors Collection

Belle Interiors Collection

December 21, 2020

The Early Years As part of the very fabric of Christchurch, Belle Interiors and founder Colin Foggo have long been at the forefront of furniture design... Read more

Coast outdoor bean chair

Behind the Brand: COAST

December 3, 2020

As the brainchild of Nicola and Alex Webster, New Zealand brand COAST was built on the idea that quality design should not only be beautiful but... Read more

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Outdoor Furniture for a Natural Look

November 17, 2020

In the outdoors it is hard to go past the natural appeal of wood, especially in New Zealand as we are surrounded by nature in some... Read more

Outdoor Dining Furniture for the bach

Outdoor Dining Furniture for the Bach

October 23, 2020

When choosing the perfect outdoor furniture for your bach or holiday home you to need consider easy care, weather resistant pieces that you can lock up... Read more

Outdoor Furniture for Small spaces

Outdoor Furniture for Small Spaces

October 14, 2020

If you have secret little spaces and patios in your garden or if your outdoor space is limited, think outside the square and look for compact... Read more

Outdoor Dining for the whole family

Outdoor Dining Furniture for the Whole Family

October 6, 2020

Summer outdoor dining evokes images of holiday feasts with the whole family around the table and making last minute space for those unexpected guests – an... Read more

Outdoor Furniture Texture

Outdoor Lounge Furniture for Lovers of Texture

October 1, 2020

Woven outdoor furniture is an enduring trend that is seen year after year. Its appeal is vast with contemporary styles that appeal to lovers of modern... Read more

Belle Interiors

Belle Interiors to Open New Showroom Within the McKenzie & Willis Building

August 18, 2020

We are very excited to announce Colin Foggo and the team at Belle Interiors will be relocating their showroom from its current Victoria Street location to... Read more

Sofa Buying Guide

Sofa Buying Guide

July 30, 2020

Arguably one of the most important pieces of furniture in a home, a sofa is the place where family and friends gather to share stories, where... Read more

Furninova Vesta Sofa

Staff Favourite – Vicky Thomas

July 10, 2020

Vicky Thomas (Furniture Consultant, McKenzie & Willis Christchurch), shares her favourite sofa brand, Furninova! Watch to find out more about this European brand and the incredible... Read more

McW Collection Joseph Range

Introducing the Joseph Furniture Range

June 11, 2020

In 1906, McKenzie & Willis was founded by Joseph Willis and R. S. McKenzie. Starting life as real estate agency that also auctioned and sold second... Read more

Furniture Spacing & Placement

Top Tips for Furniture Spacing & Placement

March 13, 2020

Akin to an invisible thread that ties a room together, the correct spacing between furniture helps to form a cohesive and functional interior. Follow a few... Read more

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How to Operate a Jardinico Caractere Umbrella

January 8, 2020

Find out how to operate the fantastic Jardinico Caractere Umbrella! Easy to open with a simple twist of the hand, the Caractere offers loads of flexibility... Read more

Harbour Outdoor Furniture

Introducing Harbour

November 8, 2019

We caught up with Paul Gerrard (Director of Asia Pacific Operations at Harbour) for some insight into this amazing outdoor furniture brand. Read more

Introducing the 2019/20 Outdoor Living Collection

Introducing the 2019/20 Outdoor Living Collection

October 14, 2019

We are very excited to introduce our 2019/20 Outdoor Living Collection! With a focus on sustainability, design and comfortable living, our exclusive International Designer Series and... Read more

Forma furniture

Behind the Brand: forma

July 30, 2019

A meticulous attention to detail and passion for design has been the driving force behind renowned NZ Made brand forma. It is led by creative extraordinaire... Read more

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Understanding Upholstery Fabric

July 25, 2019

There are many things to consider when it comes to choosing the right upholstery fabric. Far beyond personal taste and aesthetics, upholstery fabrics need to perform.... Read more

Dining & Occasional Catalogue

Dining & Occasional Catalogue

June 25, 2019

We’re excited to introduce our brand new Dining & Occasional Catalogue. Filled with the latest designs from around the world as well as home-grown favourites, this... Read more

Leather Furniture Basics

Leather Furniture Basics

May 8, 2019

You can’t beat leather furniture. Luxurious and hard-wearing, leather furniture is something you buy for a lifetime. In this definitive guide, we answer common questions and... Read more

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Summer Entertaining

December 3, 2018

The countdown to Christmas is officially on and now is the perfect time to be thinking about ways to improve your outdoor space for the festive... Read more

Top tips for styling your outdoor space

Top Tips for Styling your Outdoor Space Video

October 29, 2018

Get ready for summer with our Top Tips for Styling your Outdoor Space! Read more

outdoor furniture buying questions

Outdoor Furniture Buying Questions

October 24, 2018

Shopping for outdoor furniture? Here is a checklist of the top 5 questions to ask before making your final choice. If it has cushions- can they... Read more

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Reviewing the New Season Outdoor Living Collection

October 12, 2018

Our much anticipated 2018/19 outdoor living collection has arrived! This world-class collection has been hand-picked by our talented furniture buying team and features the very best... Read more

Top tips for buying outdoor furniture

Top Tips for Buying Outdoor Furniture

October 3, 2018

Consider the purpose of your outdoor space Begin by determining what your outdoor space will be used for. Do you enjoy eating alfresco? Perhaps you’re looking... Read more

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Meet the NZ Designers and Makers: Southern Creations

August 17, 2018

At McKenzie & Willis we have long been passionate supporters of NZ brands and NZ Made products. Which is why we are bringing you our “Meet... Read more

David Shaw Furniture

Meet the NZ Designers and Makers: David Shaw

August 15, 2018

At McKenzie & Willis we have long been passionate supporters of NZ brands and NZ Made products. Which is why we are bringing you our “Meet... Read more

Mountain Valley Furniture

Meet the NZ Designers and Makers: Mountain Valley

August 13, 2018

At McKenzie & Willis we have long been passionate supporters of NZ brands and NZ Made products. Which is why we are bringing you our “Meet... Read more

Halo Tribeca Leather Sofa

Staff Favourite: Halo Tribeca Leather Sofa

June 22, 2018

Once a month we are bringing you a favourite piece from the McKenzie & Willis collection from our biggest fans… our staff! Keep tuned to see... Read more

Sofa & Armchair catalogue

2018 Sofa & Armchair Catalogue

June 15, 2018

For many of us, the sofa is the focal point of the living room, a place where we relax at the end of a long day,... Read more

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Leather Care – a Little Bit of Care Goes a Long Way

April 27, 2018

Leather is a natural product celebrated for the warmth and character it can bring to a space. As it ages it will soften and develop a... Read more

Vincent Sheppard Joe Chair

The Fascinating History of Vincent Sheppard & Lloyd Loom Furniture

April 13, 2018

Synonymous with quality and design, Vincent Sheppard has been creating unique furniture pieces since 1992 but it’s their ‘Lloyd Loom’ furniture range that has the most... Read more

Halo Stoneleaf Dining Table available at McKenzie & Willis

Staff Favourites: Halo Bleu Nature Stoneleaf Dining Table

March 23, 2018

Once a month we are bringing you a favourite piece from the McKenzie & Willis collection from our biggest fans… our staff! Keep tuned to see... Read more

Ethnicraft Furniture Range

Staff Favourites: Ethnicraft Furniture Range

December 1, 2017

Once a month we are bringing you a favourite piece from the McKenzie & Willis collection from our biggest fans… our staff! Keep tuned to see... Read more

How to care for your teak outdoor furniture using Devon Care products

How to Care for Teak Outdoor Furniture

November 15, 2017

Fancy a long weekend project? Find out how you can return your teak outdoor furniture to its original colour in no time. Read more

Questions to ask when buying outdoor furniture

Buying Outdoor Furniture? These Are Your Must-ask Questions

November 7, 2017

There are lots of things to consider when buying outdoor furniture and we know just how quickly the process can become overwhelming. With the multitude of... Read more

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5 Ways to Style Your Outdoor Space

October 31, 2017

Looking to redecorate your outdoor area but not sure where to start? We’ve put together our top five ways to add ambience and style to your... Read more

Manutti River Outdoor Armchair available at McKenzie & Willis

Made for the Outdoors: Woven

October 27, 2017

Outdoor furniture can get a battering by the New Zealand climate, so when searching for the perfect outdoor lounge or dining set it’s crucial to choose... Read more

Kartell Masters Chair available at McKenzie & Willis

Made for the Outdoors: Plastic

October 20, 2017

Outdoor furniture can get a battering by the New Zealand climate, so when searching for the perfect outdoor lounge or dining set it’s crucial to choose... Read more

Aluminium Outdoor Furniture available at McKenzie & Willis

Made for the Outdoors: Aluminium

October 11, 2017

Outdoor furniture can get a battering by the New Zealand climate, so when searching for the perfect outdoor lounge or dining set it’s crucial to choose... Read more

Teak Outdoor Furniture available at McKenzie & Willis

Made for the Outdoors: Teak

October 5, 2017

Outdoor furniture can get a battering by the New Zealand climate, so when searching for the perfect outdoor lounge or dining set it’s crucial to choose... Read more

Tribu Pure Sofa available at McKenzie & Willis

Staff Favourites: Tribu Pure

October 3, 2017

Once a month we are bringing you a favourite piece from the McKenzie & Willis collection from our biggest fans… our staff! Keep tuned to see... Read more

Tribu Natal Alu Sofa available at McKenzie & Willis

Create Your Ideal Outdoor Room

September 28, 2017

Outdoor Spaces have become an integral part of the New Zealand home and are often seen as an extension of your living space. As the move... Read more

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Staff Favourites: Carezza Scott Sofa

August 11, 2017

Once a month we are bringing you a favourite piece from the McKenzie & Willis collection from our biggest fans… our staff! Keep tuned to see... Read more

Furninova Vesta Modular Suite available at McKenzie & Willis

Furninova Modular Sofas – Design your own

August 3, 2017

Are you on the hunt for the perfect sofa for your living space but finding it difficult to find one that fits all of your needs?... Read more

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Product Spotlight – Teak Outdoor Products by Devon

December 23, 2015

Teak has long been a popular choice for furniture manufacturers not only because of its gorgeous colour but also because of its durability. It is a... Read more

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Product Spotlight – the Aspen Umbrella by Jardinico

October 28, 2015

With the summer sun well and truly on its way we thought it would be the perfect time to do a post on one of our... Read more

Halo Wanaka

Create a Winter Sanctuary with Halo

August 20, 2015

With the winter treating us to some stunning Wanaka days (and freezing temperatures that go with them) we are looking to how we can make our... Read more

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Reviewing the New Outdoor Range from Manutti

June 18, 2015

McKenzie and Willis are the South Islands exclusive stockists of beautiful Belgian outdoor furniture brand Manutti . Their 2013/2014 collection is in store now and once... Read more

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