Support New Zealand Made Products as You Spruce Up Your Home

As we all begin to emerge from our COVID-19 bubbles, we can support New Zealand small businesses with the purchasing choices we made.

Not-for-profit Facebook group Chooice is making headlines, garnering rave reviews, and helping small businesses facing tough times by providing a platform to promote their goods to potential buyers within the group.

Founder Sarah Colcord has said that as a business owner in the same situation as countless others, the start of lockdown brought lost income and business contracts. Her idea to start the group came from looking for ways to boost her business profile without paying hefty advertising costs.

We’ve found some incredible locally produced products inside that will look fabulous inside (or outside) your home.

Back to the Wall Mural Wallpaper

Turn your bedroom, bathroom, or office into a style statement with the bold prints and luxe details of these wall murals – you’ll be blown away by the final result! Back to the Wall is an Auckland-based design run by Jo Gray and Relda Frogley, who have been designing and printing wall murals since 2013. Designs are based on what’s happening in current trends, can be adjusted to suit different wall formats, and are rated VOC A+ (meaning they are very low emission). Safe AND stylish.


Glowjob Lights

Glowjob is an orgy of colour and creativity, and while their ultra-creative tongue-in-cheek branding may make you blush, their designs will bring a ray of light to your home. Their LED neon glowies (all hand-crafted in their Wellington artist studio) would work perfectly in a bar, in your home office, a children’s room, playroom, or anywhere you want a pop of colour! Check out their shop to see what designs they have to offer. 


Incision Outdoor Fire and Wood Stack

Nothing beats cosying up by a fire when the weather turns a bit nippy – and with an outdoor fire, chilly outdoor entertaining will be a thing of the past! Incision’s out outdoor fireplaces are both functional and beautiful. Available in four different designs — Vintage, Koru, Splat, Pohutukawa and Stag – that safely display the flames within them, these fireplaces will eventually go an amazing looking rusty colour. You can get a hexagonal wood stack to go with it! Perfect with winter coming.


Zephyr Resin Art + Homeware

Based in sunny Tauranga, Zephyr studio has beautiful beach-themed resin art and homeware. Choose from wall hangings, coasters, serving platters, cheese boards and more. We’ve scanned the website, and everything featured is a real statement piece – perfect for entertaining guests, wowing visitors, serving up snacks, delighting a loved one as a present, or simply treating yourself.

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Lisa Sarah Steel House Numbers

Based on Auckland’s North Shore, Lisa Sarah launched her studio in 2007 and hasn’t looked back since! Add curb appeal to your home and personalise your house entrance with a steel custom house number, forged from premium quality steel, designed and made here in NZ. These are guaranteed to turn heads. 


Succulent Plants

Turn your home into a space like Hones with Framed Alive succulent frames! Add a splash of colour and natural beauty with a succulent frame on an outdoor or indoor wall, or soften a blank corner with something stylish, succulent and eye-catching. A sustainable business, Framed Alive uses environmentally friendly products, recycles, and grows their own plants for their frames.


Creative Crete Concrete

Concrete is chic and timeless, especially if you love Scandinavian styling. Run out of a little workshop or the (concrete) kitchen benchtop at their home in the mighty Manawatu, Creative Crete Concrete handcraft concrete benchtops, fire hearths, industrial concrete furniture and vanities for your home.


Chelle Chalets

Chelle Chalets belong on Pinterest. A father-daughter business, this duo has created fantastically affordable chalets that have endless opportunities for your artistic flair to flourish. Whether you want to build a sleep out, home office or studio… the options are limitless! Built specifically for New Zealand conditions you can get them custom designed to match your home aesthetic.


Kate Louise Travel Prints

Travel may be limited for the next little while, so why not bring a slice of Sardinia or a taste of Paris to your home with these beautiful photographic prints? Hamilton-based photographer Kate has spent the last year travelling around Europe and has the captured the beauty of the places she’s visited in a series of charming, colourful photos that would look lovely on anyone’s wall.


After weeks of Lockdown, we think all New Zealand business deserve some support.

Have you checked out the Made in New Zealand Facebook page yet? It is packed with local business posts showcasing talent and creativity from around the country. We love to support other local businesses too, so let us know what your favourites are, and we will share them on our Pinterest board. You can see the board (and a few more of the best of the home ideas) here