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habitat magazine, issue 20

Thinking of building, renovating or redecorating? Sit back, relax and enjoy all the projects and inspiration from habitat magazine!

Want a hard copy? Printed copies of habitat highlights are available from late March 2024 at Resene ColorShops and resellers, while stocks last. You can view back issues of habitat magazine online.

If you have an idea, project or story that you think would suit habitat, we'd love to hear from you. Please drop us an email with your details and include photos if submitting a project.

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Welcome

Welcome

Too many walls to paint, not enough days – it’s a nice problem to have when you love colour as much as we do... more

Testpots – dreams of the Orient

Testpots – dreams of the Orient

Saturated colour, sumptuous bedding... transport yourself. Create a luxury bedroom with jewel-like colours and hints of the Orient... more

Testpots – the hunter collector

Testpots – the hunter collector

Forage in style to discover your inner man cave. Got a hunter collector in the house who needs a special place to, well, just be?... more

Testpots – patchwork papers

Testpots – patchwork papers

Too many delicious wallpapers? Use them all. If you’ve ever opened up a wallpaper book at Resene... more

Off the shelf

Off the shelf

New products, places and ideas for the home... more

Branching out

Branching out

A blank canvas was the perfect invitation for one creative homeowner to experiment with colour... more

Rack it up, wall design splashbacks, art history

Rack it up, wall design splashbacks, art history

Turn an old drawer front into a coat rack then paint it in soft desert sunset tones... more

Let the sun shine

Let the sun shine

Is solar energy the way of the future? As residential electricity prices head skywards... more

The right white

The right white

You would think that all whites were created equal but in the world of paint, that’s just not so... more

French finesse

French finesse

For a new home, Darren’s kitchen looks like it has been plucked from a character house, or a French villa perhaps... more

It’s black, it’s white

It’s black, it’s white

When Debra DeLorenzo of Wellington was commissioned to overhaul this bathroom, she fully intended to give it ideas above its station... more

Lids live on

Lids live on

Don’t get rid of your old paint lids. Give them new life as artworks... more

Purple heart

Purple heart

There’s no need for a street number when you head to Fiona Sheffield’s fringe-city home... more

Colour shot

Colour shot

The rest of the house may be neutral, but in the bathroom it’s another story... more

Colourful people – timber meets colour

Colourful people – timber meets colour

Klaus and Annett Todt are used to pushing colour boundaries... more

Colourful people – on a grand scale

Colourful people – on a grand scale

Artist Julian Bale is not a man afraid of public scrutiny... more

Mat time

Mat time

Make a cool canvas mat to brighten up your room with our step by step instructions... more

Step-by-step – make a raised garden

Step-by-step – make a raised garden

Join the grow-your-own movement by making this easy-to-use raised vege garden complete with built-in tomato or bean rack... more

Touches of whimsy

Touches of whimsy

Long grass and broken down sheds have been transformed into a whimsical oasis for this historic homen... more

My favourite colours – Simon Gault

My favourite colours – Simon Gault

Internationally respected chef and restaurateur Simon Gault likes to relax with soothing neutral colours... more

 

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habitat is printed on environmentally responsible paper using environmentally responsible ink.

From issue 8 onwards, copies flow wrapped and sent to Resene Cardholders are flow wrapped in environmentally responsible material from epi-global. This product when discarded in soil in the presence of microorganisms, moisture and oxygen will biodegrade decomposing into simple materials found in nature, as described in ASTM D6954-04.

 

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