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Get Ready for Summer with Luxaflex Blinds

October 18, 2021

The days are getting longer, spring flowers are in full bloom and that pervasive winter chill has finally disappeared. With summer around the corner, now is... Read more

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Quick Dry Foam – Designed for Outdoor Living Video

October 6, 2021

Our Furniture Category Manager, Jayne Cross-Hunter shares the quality materials used in our outdoor seat cushions featured in the McKenzie & Willis 2021 Outdoor Collection. Watch... Read more

Outdoor Furniture Collection

Introducing the 2021/22 Outdoor Living Collection

October 5, 2021

For more than 100 years we’ve been helping New Zealand pick the best furniture for their homes, inside and out! This year we have handpicked pieces... Read more

Refresh your interior for Spring

Refresh Your Interior for Spring

August 31, 2021

Being at home over the last two weeks during Alert Level 4 may have had you thinking about ways you can update your interior. Thrown in... Read more

Interior Colour Trend Forecast

Interior Colour Trend Forecast

August 17, 2021

Colour is a key element for any interior; a visual language that can influence our mood, create ambience and add character. Unlike fashion, colour trends tend... Read more

Winter Interior Design Tips

Interior Design Tips to Warm up Your Home This Winter

June 1, 2021

Grey skies, chilly mornings and longer nights…winter is finally upon us! With the weather cooling down, now is the perfect time to look at updating your... Read more

Luxaflex Blinds for Winter

Luxaflex Blinds for Winter

May 12, 2021

Windows are big culprit when it comes to energy loss in your home, especially so in winter as the temperature drops. On the flip-side, the low... Read more

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

Quickstep Vario Wood floors

Everything You Need to Know about Wood and Laminate Flooring

January 30, 2021

What makes a good floor, great? The details! Plank direction, finishing trims and installation method are among some of the finer points you should consider when... Read more

Interior Design Trend Forecast 2021

2021 Interior Design Trend Forecast

January 26, 2021

Like most things in life, interior design has not been immune to the turbulent events of 2020. As we enter 2021, the pandemic has had a... Read more

Wool Vs Synthetic Carpet

The Great Debate: Synthetic vs Wool Carpet

January 20, 2021

The topic of synthetic vs wool carpet has been hotly debated over the years. Unfortunately the answer to this great debate is still a rather ambiguous... Read more

Beds for reducing partner disturbance

How to Reduce Partner Disturbance for a Better Night’s Sleep

January 13, 2021

If you share a bed with someone (and your mattress is past its prime) you will no doubt have experienced partner disturbance at some point. A... Read more

Buying Guide Duvet Covers,-Bedspreads & Comforters

Buying Guide: Duvet Covers, Bedspreads & Comforters

November 25, 2020

What is the difference between a Duvet Cover and Bedspread? A bedspread or duvet cover can set the entire tone for your bedroom design. Which one... 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

Best stain resistant carpet

What Is The Best Stain Resistant Carpet?

September 24, 2020

We all know the feeling when someone spills a glass of red wine on your carpet – the rush of panic as you desperately try 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

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How to Style a Small Space

May 5, 2020

Many New Zealanders are choosing smaller homes for a multitude of reasons- be it downsizing, simpler living, a city bolthole or environmental choices to name a... Read more

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Lighting Tips for a Well-Considered Space

April 24, 2020

The correct choice and placement of lights in any space is always easiest if planned ahead and thoughtfully considered. Our talented team have put together some... Read more

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Interior Design Style: What’s Yours?

April 9, 2020

Now that you’ve been home staring at your space for the past few weeks, we’d like to know what is your interior design style? Knowing your... 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 Protect Your Interior Furnishings from the Sun

February 20, 2020

Our affinity for north-facing houses and bright, light-filled rooms has certainly increased over the years. Wherever possible our homes are being built around the sun with... Read more

Interior Design Trends 2020

Interior Design Trends for the Year Ahead

January 22, 2020

With a new year (and new decade) upon us, now is the perfect time to think about refreshing your interior and incorporating the latest design trends... Read more

Smart Solutions for Hot Sleepers

Smart Solutions for Hot Sleepers

January 15, 2020

We all know that feeling of being unable to sleep on a hot summer’s night. Constantly tossing and turning, it can sometimes feel impossible to escape... Read more

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How to Operate a Jardinico Caractere Umbrella Video

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

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Get Your Bedroom Ready for the Warmer Months

November 4, 2019

With daylight savings finally here the nights are getting longer and thankfully, they are also getting warmer! With the changing of the clocks it is the... Read more

Dining Alfresco Outdoor Dining Furniture

Dining Alfresco

October 31, 2019

Whether soaking in the glorious sunshine, or watching the sky turn from brilliant blue to the pinky hue of dusk, there is something truly magical about... Read more

Buying Guide Duvet Inners Toppers Mattress Protectors

Buying Guide: Duvet Inners, Toppers & Mattress Protectors

August 16, 2019

Duvet Inners The MM Down range epitomises bedtime luxury. Their duvet inners offer a range of warmth levels from the medium warmth of the 50/50 inner... Read more

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The Benefits of NZ Wool

August 1, 2019

There’s a lot to love about New Zealand wool. Natural, tactile and superior in quality, the benefits are numerous. New Zealand wool features in many of... 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

Shutters

5 Reasons to Choose Shutters

June 19, 2019

Why choose Shutters? With their timeless appeal and practical qualities, shutters are a great alternative to curtains and blinds. Shutters not only look great but can... Read more

Winter Warming tips for your Interior

Winter Warming Tips for Your Interior

June 17, 2019

Snow-capped mountains, frosty mornings and the recent cold snap herald the beginning of winter. As we hunker down for the colder months and spend more time... 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

How to choose the right pillow

How to Choose the Right Pillow

April 26, 2019

Your sleeping position completely dictates the type of pillow you should select as different positions require different types of support but ultimately, a comfortable pillow is... Read more

Sheets Buying Guide

Sheets Buying Guide

April 12, 2019

Which 100% Cotton Sheets are for me? You can’t go wrong selecting 100% cotton sheets- cotton is a natural, breathable fibre and renewable resource. The difference... Read more

Carpet Underlay

Choosing the Right Carpet Underlay: 6 Must-Ask Questions

March 28, 2019

Arguably as important as the carpet itself, carpet underlay not only provides comfort underfoot but it also prolongs the life of your carpet, provides acoustic and... Read more

5 reasons to include linen fabric in your next interior design project

5 Reasons to Include Linen Fabric in Your Next Interior Design Project

February 22, 2019

After a new look for your interior this summer but not sure which type of fabric to choose? Linen could be your answer! Here are our... 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

2018/19 Outdoor Living Trend Forecast

2018/19 Outdoor Living Trend Forecast

November 6, 2018

The outdoor season is upon us! Time for relaxing with friends and family as the sun goes down, alfresco dining and enjoying all that summer has... 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

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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

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

Pocket spring vs innerspring mattresses

Bed Buying 101: What Is the Difference Between a Pocket Spring and Innerspring Mattress?

August 10, 2018

Spring mattresses are one of the most popular types of mattresses on the market, and for good reason! Spring mattresses support the body via a network... Read more

Winter interior decorating tips

Say Hello to Winter with Our Cosiest Decorating Tips

June 13, 2018

The nights are longer and there’s a pervasive chill in the air – winter is certainly here! To help you create a warm and inviting home... Read more

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Handy Hints for Caring for your Bed

May 18, 2018

So you’ve invested in a new bed….Lucky you! A new bed is a like a little bit of luxury at the end of long day. It... Read more

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Your Guide to Choosing the Perfect Sheets

May 4, 2018

It’s a common misconception that the only thing that matters when buying new sheets is the thread count. In reality though, it’s a combination of the... 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

SleepMaker beds available at McKenzie & Willis

SleepMaker Answers the Question “Why Am I so tired?”

March 8, 2018

Are you fed-up with always feeling tired? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to get a full night’s sleep and wake feeling rested and energised ready to face... Read more

Robert Malcolm Picasso Pietroso Vinyl Flooring available at McKenzie & Willis

Make Your Flooring a Feature

February 20, 2018

If you’re a follower of our blog you would have noticed that statement flooring is set to be a big trend in interior design this year... Read more

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2018 Interior Design Forecast

January 11, 2018

We’re all about timeless interiors here at McKenzie & Willis but it’s also true that trends can have a significant influence on an interior design scheme.... Read more

Christmas at McKenzie & Willis

A McKenzie & Willis Christmas

December 14, 2017

With Christmas just around the corner it’s a good time to start adding a festive touch to your interior styling. Christmas doesn’t have to mean tacky... Read more

Luxaflex Fabric Awning

Why Choose a Luxaflex Awning

December 8, 2017

A Luxaflex fabric awning is a great solution for these hot summer days we’ve been having! Read on to find out the benefits of a Luxaflex... Read more

AH Beard Nox Smart Sleep Light available at McKenzie & Willis

Get a Better Night’s Sleep with the Nox Smart Sleep Light

November 21, 2017

Sleep is as important to your overall health and wellbeing as a healthy diet and regular exercise. How to have a good night’s sleep is a... Read more

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

How to Care for Teak Outdoor Furniture Video

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

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Style Your Outdoor Space with Plants

November 9, 2017

Gardens are typically the last thing we think about when designing our homes, but their importance shouldn’t be underestimated. The addition of plants in your outdoor... 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

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Our Top Bed Buying Tips

October 18, 2017

Are you looking to upgrade your bed but not sure where to start? A great bed is one of the most important investments you can make... 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 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

Luxury Living Spaces

5 Ways to Add a Little Luxury to Your Living Space

September 19, 2017

Ever since showcasing our Hackthorne Gardens project we’ve been dreaming of its luxe interior details. With its plush carpets, sumptuous textures and gorgeous metallic accents, Hackthorne... Read more

Family Proof Flooring available at McKenzie & Willis

Family Proof Flooring

September 18, 2017

Homes are meant to be lived in, so it’s important that your interior furnishings can stand up to everyday life. Flooring in particular can get a... Read more

Spring Cleaning Tips from McKenzie & Willis

Spring Cleaning Checklist

August 30, 2017

It’s that time of year again…The mornings are getting warmer, the evenings lighter and everyone seems to have a spring in their step. As the winter... Read more

Check out our quick tutorial on how to fold a fitted sheet

How to Fold a Fitted Sheet Video

August 24, 2017

Have you always wanted to know how to fold a fitted sheet neatly? Check out our tutorial for an easy solution to that age-old problem. Read more

Luxaflex Duette Blinds available at McKenzie & Willis

Your Guide to Selecting the Right Window Treatment

August 1, 2017

Choosing the right type of window treatment can feel like a baffling process with the multitude of choices in the market place. Curtains, roller blinds, roman... Read more

Bianca Lorenne Ricamo pale grey with vernice aubergine comforter available at McKenzie & Willis

The Guest Bedroom: Five Tips for Creating a Room Your Guests Will Love

July 24, 2017

There are few things more welcoming than a well thought out guest bedroom. Create a sumptuous and inviting guest bedroom with these 5 essential tips.  ... Read more

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Temperature Is the Key to a Great Night’s Sleep

April 21, 2017

An issue that seems to be recurring for our customers is heat and more specifically – not being able to sleep due to being far too... Read more

Dunlop Dreamwalk Black Label

The Importance of Underlay

May 25, 2016

Choosing carpet for your home is no easy task – will a natural or man-made fibre be best for me? Do I want a cut or... Read more

Luxaflex Q motion

Product Spotlight – Luxaflex Q-Motion

May 25, 2016

Motorising your roller blinds has traditionally been seen as a luxury with a luxury price tag to match but, there has been a revolution in the... Read more

Heirloom Supreme

Get an Even Better Night’s Sleep from AH Beard

May 24, 2016

Top Australian bed manufacturer AH Beard have created an even better night’s sleep with the release of their new King Koil Heirloom Supreme beds exclusively for... Read more

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Do a Little Research Before You Start

April 7, 2016

The decision to purchase a new bed can quickly become overwhelming with literally thousands of beds on the market and each promising to deliver you a... Read more

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Emerging Design Trends for 2016/2017

April 7, 2016

Interior trends are constantly evolving so the excitement of creating the perfect scheme for your home can often turn into a daunting task. You may have... Read more

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Winter Proofing Your Home

August 20, 2015

Windows can be one of your home’s most attractive features. They showcase views, provide natural sunlight and warmth from the sun. Unfortunately, they can also account... Read more

SLM Connisseur

You Can Stop Partner Disturbance – We Have the Technology!

August 19, 2015

Reducing pesky partner disturbance always seems to be at the very top of customers shopping lists when looking for a new bed and since they are... Read more

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Vacuuming – the Not so Secret Secret to Good Carpet Care!

June 18, 2015

Cleaning your carpet properly is much easier than you think- in fact it isn’t difficult at all and will ensure your carpets, which are a MAJOR... Read more

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