Holly Jean Brooker     Magazine Features

In addition to running The Media Project, Holly Jean enjoys expanding her story telling skills through her work as a freelance writer.  She has written for a number of NZ magazine and print publications including Nadia Magazine, Homestyle Magazine, Renovate Magazine, Britomart Magazine, Gather Magazine.  She has had regular columns for Renovate Magazine and Homestyle in the past.

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Your Home & Garden 2019

The George family bought their home at the Mount after one 15 minute visit! Only one wall and some flooring survived this heroic renovation in Mt Maunganui, which turned a notorious eyesore into an airy home full of thoughtful spaces the whole family can enjoy.

Words by Holly Jean Brooker

Photography by Alice Veysey

Homestyle Magazine 2019

The owners of this property suspected it had huge potential and it turned out they were right!

Words by Holly Jean Brooker

Photograpy by Larnie Nicolson

Double Vision

Homestyle Magazine 2018

Friends and colleagues Toni Brandso and Olivia Patience have recently put their ideas into practice at their own places.
Words by Holly Jean Brooker
Photography by Michelle Weir

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Homestyle Magazine 2018

A world away from the city, a family has created a sustainable, sun-filled sanctuary they’ve blueprinted to share.

Words by Holly Jean Brooker
Photography by Michelle Weir

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Nadia Magazine 2017
Sweet & Savage are serving freshly baked doughnuts from a '59 airstream caravan in Banks Peninsula and the sweet treats are selling like wild fire.
Words by Holly Jean Brooker
Photography b
y Peta Mazey

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Homestyle Magazine 2017
Ex-warehouse in Grey Lynn gets a makeover
Words by Holly Jean Brooker
Photography by Duncan Innes

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Nadia Magazine June/July 2018
Inspo for the school holidays to keep the gang occupied, interested and inspired.
Words by Holly Jean Brooker

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Nadia Magazine 2018 Feb/March
Naturopath and medical herbalist, Hannah McMenamin collaborates with Mother Nature on a daily basis to create her blooming marvellous range of teas that harness the benefits of high-qaulity herbs.

Words by Holly Jean Brooker
Photography
by Helen Bankers

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Homestyle Magazine 2017
A stunning home at Mount Maunganui, styled by the owners of clothing brand, Lower, Stacey and Jake Pyne. Merging their eclectic mix of vintage and contemporary finds over the years.
Words by Holly Jean Brooker
Photography by Alice Veysey

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Renovate Magazine 2017
Holly's Design & Travel Column covers epic eateries in Melbourne city.

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Homestyle Magazine 2016
A contemporary but respectful renovation on a mid-century abode in Titirangi by Marianne and Sean Falconer.

Words by Holly Jean Brooker
Photography by Larnie Nicholson

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Renovate Magazine 2017
An introduction to Holly's Design & Travel Column.

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Britomart Magazine 2016
A new eatery opens up in Britomart, Auckland city.
Words by Holly Jean Brooker

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Renovate Magazine 2017
Featuring the Gill Family, who renovated a sprawling run-down villa in Coatesville with a quirky French country meets industrial style.
Words by Holly Jean Brooker
Photography by Alice Veysey

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Renovate Magazine 2017
It was curiously clever design combined with engineering prowess which enabled an architecturally designed home to be built on a neglected sliver of land, wedged between two Victorian townhouses in London's, Maida Vale.


Words by Holly Jean Brooker
Photography by Helene Binet

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Renovate Magazine 2017
Interior advice column about how to bring more light into terraced homes.
Words by Holly Jean Brooker

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Homestyle Magazine 2015
Creating an upcycled, urban garden has provided all kinds of rewards for this Auckland couple, Dave and Phoebe Atkinson.
Words by Holly Jean Brooker
Photography by Duncan Innes

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Homestyle Magazine 2015
Think outside the box when planning your next holiday.
Words by Holly Jean Brooker

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Homestyle Magazine
We all want our children to be safe and sound, and healthy. Here are some tips when decorating your babies bedroom to keep them safe.
Words by Holly Jean Brooker

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Homestyle Magazine 2015
The Harpers home is all about sharing and caring. Family and friends are everything and the interior reflects this concept of agape love in every room.
Words by Holly Jean Brooker


Photography by Larnie Nicholson