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Habitat magazine issue 26 - autumn/winter 2017

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From Taranaki to the Tasman Sea

From Taranaki to the Tasman Sea

This Master Builders winning house won’t be one you’ll forget.

You’d be forgiven for missing Nigel and Linda Barbour’s 2016 Taranaki Regional Supreme Renovation Award winner, down a driveway off the main road to Oakura Beach. ... more


The night garden

The night garden

Wallpaper art sets the scene.

Jewel tones and rich velvet come together to create a sumptuous, fireside living area... more


Study Spot

Study spot

A family-friendly space to get down to work.

Create a colourful study area for your family without going too bright... more


When eco goes bold

When eco goes bold

Going eco isn’t all about muted browns and greens.

This family go for bold. Anya Mowll is a visual artist so when she declared a ban on white and beige in the interior of the house she was planning with husband Richard he listened, appreciative of her sense of colour... more


Create a mood board

Create a mood board

Create a mood board to kick-start your scheme. We show you how.

Nine new Resene Curtain Collection designs are hot off the loom. We asked stylist Kate Alexander of Places & Graces to create a mood board based on one of them. She chose the Silhouette design in colour Bud, loving the organic nature of the pattern and its muted green colours.... more


All in the family

All in the family

A designer sister-in-law steps in to help with a major renovation.

f you were living a busy, inner-city life, about to go on maternity leave with a toddler in tow, what would ‘nesting’ look like to you?... more


Lessons from a renovation

Lessons from a renovation

Even if you’ve been there before, the renovation process can be intimidating.

When editor Sharon Newey and partner Ian Rainey undertook a major renovation some of the issues that arose were easy to resolve... and some involved lots of learning. Here are some of their tips and tricks... more


Two kitchens, two styles

Two kitchens, two styles

Modern farmhouse or go retro.

The idea of a contemporary take on a classic farmhouse was in the mind of the homeowners of this new Waikato home / This softly retro kitchen with its silken plywood and wheaten-coloured walls is the perfect solution for a homeowner who had a clear vision of what she wanted... more


Awash with blue

Awash with blue

Blue and bathrooms go together like soap and suds.

The link between watery colours and bathrooms is a long-standing one. Blue has been a go-to colour for bathrooms for many years for its fresh, cleansing and tranquil feel. ... more


Off the shelf

Off the shelf

New products and services your the home.

Wallpapers revived, light and lovely, just one testpot, all in one, colour goes 360... more


A little bit of Bali

A little bit of Bali

This peaceful garden is a tribute to the design and philosophy of a far-away tropical island.

These North Auckland homeowners loved the idea of peace and tranquillity so much, they named their property after it... more


7 Fabric trends for 2017

7 fabric trends for 2017

Soft linens to ethnic prints, botanic designs and luxe weaves – must-have fabrics for this season.

Natural and crafted, greys, blues, greens and naturals, global fusion, botanic, the luxe look, modern geo, coastal... more


On paper

On paper

Craftsman Ben Masters is part of a retro revival of Resene wallpapers.

The work of William Mason, arguably the most important wallpaper designer and manufacturer in local history, is being brought back to life... more


Tony's art fusion

Tony's art fusion

Artist Tony Harrington gets creative with recycled timber and Resene testpots.

Hawke’s Bay artist Tony Harrington combines repurposed demolition timber, Resene testpots and talent to create stunning artworks... more


Wonder walls

Wonder walls

Paint transforms these walls in quite different ways.

Board and batten, traditionally elegant, quirky... more


Create a watercolour wall

Create a watercolour wall

This dreamy watercolour effect is surpisingly easy to do.

Its randomness is part of the charm, so don’t worry if yours doesn’t come out looking exactly like this... more


Bit on the side

Make this easy rustic side table.

Step by step instructions... more


Fun times

Fun times

Fun paint ideas for younger ones.

Paint a play mat, periodic table noticeboard, colourful scumble wall... more


Building on colour

Everyone’s favourite TV builder Peter Wolfkamp from The Block NZ discovers the impact of colour.

Current ventures, biggest challenge, favourite projects... more

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