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habitat magazine, issue 24

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

Colour is part of our lives in so many ways, and one of the easiest ways to celebrate colour is to paint our walls... more

Testpots – History lesson

Testpots – History lesson

As Resene turns 70 we look at the colours that we've loved to use in our homes since the 1950s, and reinvent them for today... more

Off the shelf

Off the shelf

New products and ideas for the home... more

Anything goes

Anything goes

It's no surprise that a woman who colours her hair pink, purple or green isn't afraid of using an array of bold colours and out-there wallpapers in her own home... more

Take one testpot…

Take one testpot…

Or two, or three or four. Use these handy little tubs of Resene colour to work some creative magic. Here are some ideas to get you started... more

Models of memory

Models of memory

Houses are repositories of memories. Christchurch model-maker Richard Gardiner realises this more than most... more

Behind the mask

Behind the mask

Andrew J Steel – those who live in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch will recognise the work before his name... more

1 fireplace 3 ways

1 fireplace 3 ways

Fireplaces and surrounding walls are the perfect place to have a bit of decorative fun... more

Fire it up

Fire it up

There's nothing like a fireplace when it comes to feeling cosy, and there are plenty of options for fuel, efficiency and looks... more

The hills are alive

The hills are alive

Enjoy the freedom of paint. Create this freehand mural to give your wall extra drama. It's not as hard as it looks... more

It takes two

It takes two

When building their new home, colour was as critically important as architectural design for this Wellington couple... more

How to draw a floor plan

How to draw a floor plan

Whether you're planning some minor renovations, rearranging the furniture or moving into a new house, a floor plan will help you make so many design decisions... more

Of floors and walls

Of floors and walls

Homeowner Michele Powles uses paint to transform the walls and floors of her home... more

Babies and beyond

Babies and beyond

Some cool ideas for kids of all ages. Huts, tree houses, teepees and tents... more

Hot… or cool

Hot… or cool

Either way, these kitchens are super elegant. With cabinetry painted in the richest orange... more

Seeing double?

Seeing double?

These bathrooms are the same… but different. In the interests of a cohesive look, many homeowners with two bathrooms give them identical finishes and fittings... more

Red's the one

Red's the one

Red makes for a fun feature wall. After a couple of years in their new house, these homeowners knew there was something missing... more

Make a compost bin

Make a compost bin

Turn your scraps and cuttings into plant food with this compost bin... more

Perfectly formed

Perfectly formed

It's not hard to guess which is the landscape designer's garden as you drive down this quiet suburban street... more

My favourite colours – Sylvia Sandford

My favourite colours – Sylvia Sandford

Resene Total Colour Lifetime Achievement award recipient Sylvia Sandford simply loves working with colour... 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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