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habitat magazine, issue 08

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

With interior trends swinging away from minimalist interiors, our homes can be made more welcoming and comfortable... more

Living room revolutions

Living room revolutions

Bright, fun, dynamic, luscious – change out the personality of your living room to suit your mood or the season... more

Testpots

Testpots

Find out what new products have recently been launched into the decorating market... more

Country classic

Country classic

A neglected farm cottage is transformed into a comfortable yet sophisticated family home... more

Testpot art

Testpot art

An ordered mind and a passion for colour has seen artist Tracy Rasmussen use Resene paints in some extraordinary works... more

See the light

See the light

To understand the intricacies of colour, the first thing to remember is that we can only see different shades if they are illuminated... more

Create a pretty posie

Create a pretty posie

Learn how to create a pretty posie in three easy steps... more

Flower power

Some more tips to keep your cut flowers looking good. Start by purchasing good quality fresh flowers... more

Are you covered?

Are you covered?

The house burns down due to an electrical fault, a storm takes off the roof or a pipe bursts while you are on holiday. Does your insurance policy cover such things... more

The collecting queen

The collecting queen

The recent trend for minimalist interiors went completely unacknowledged by entertainer and singer Jackie Clarke... more

Comfort class

Comfort class

When Mary Roberts first laid eyes on plans for her own most recent residential project in Christchurch's seaside village of Sumner... more

Keeping out the cold

Keeping out the cold

The right insulation can transform a cold, draughty, damp house into one that's warm and dry – and it will dramatically shrink your power bill... more

Floored by great art

Floored by great art

Thirty-something years ago, Hugh was a low-country shepherd – one man, a stock saddle and his dog. That, in a way, was his introduction to the wool industry.. more

Accent on accessories

Accent on accessories

Whether your walls are neutral or coloured, accent colours and accessories bring house interiors to life... more

Food for thought

Food for thought

One woman's celebration and promotion of the ultimate in comfort – i.e., food – has been key to our more sophisticated palates... more

Where old meets new

Where old meets new

A perfect marriage of traditional and contemporary, this simple, yet dramatic kitchen draws together elements that distil the essence of the home... more

Choosing and using a... Valuer

Choosing and using a... Valuer

An independent valuer's report will help ensure you don't pay more for a property than it's worth... more

Pamper palace

Pamper palace

With a cocoon-like shower and rich colours, this ensuite is a pampering place to be... more

Paper chase

Paper chase

Create your own personalised wrapping paper... more

The heat is on

The heat is on

After generations in the same family, a cliff top garden now boasts a cosy outdoor dining setting complete with fireplace... more

Making a fence

Making a fence

Learn how to build a fence in six easy steps... more

Boxing on

Boxing on

Aside from eco-friendly paint, Resene is doing its bit for the environment in many other ways... more

Off the shelf

Innovative products new to market... more

Hey Habitat

Hey Habitat

Habitat answers reader questions about decorating... 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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