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habitat magazine, issue 14

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

It doesn’t seem right to stick to just the one colour when Resene has designed so many delicious and exciting shades over the years... more

Why just one?

Why just one?

Why stick to one paint colour when clever combinations will give you striking effects?... more

Off the shelf

Off the shelf

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

Making vintage a virtue

Making vintage a virtue

Today, their Cape Cod-style home is a treasure trove of vintage finds, cherished and inherited items and soothing colour... more

The colours of our world

The colours of our world

For every location, there is a Resene palette to reflect the complex blend of myriad elements that make every place unique... more

Are you ready?

Are you ready?

We live in a volatile world of earthquakes, floods and storms. Are you ready if disaster strikes?... more

Life above ground

Life above ground

Once upon a time, we couldn’t imagine why anyone would swap the quarter-acre paradise for an apartment. Now, many of us couldn’t imagine life without them... more

Flexible futures

Flexible futures

This award-winning rural home has a special twist – it can be picked up and moved should the owners desire... more

Choosing and using a Resene ColorShop

Choosing and using a Resene ColorShop

There’s shopping that you have to do. And then there’s the real shopping – the escapades that you come away from feeling inspired, creative and well looked after... more

How to measure and hang curtains

How to measure and hang curtains

Here’s how to plan and install your Resene Curtain Collection curtains... more

Open and shut

Open and shut

Two completely separate spaces would be more practical, so asked interior designer Liz Kerby... more

Closing the green loop

Closing the green loop

It’s all very well selecting eco-friendly products but they also need to be installed in the right way... more

Step by step – floor with flourish

Step by step – floor with flourish

Use a French wash effect and a simple pattern to beautify your floor... more

The bold and beautiful

The bold and beautiful

A very bold colour choice in an otherwise serene space makes a striking kitchen statement... more

Feast of design

Feast of design

A light and restful scheme for a traditional style kitchen is the winner of our Electrolux competition... more

Exotic inspiration

Exotic inspiration

For the pair of bathrooms in the renovation of her 1970s townhouse, she gave architect Lloyd Macomber three words: Chinese lacquer box... more

Experimental artistry

Experimental artistry

Two artists use Resene paint in quite unexpected ways for vibrant results... more

Eco examples on show

Eco examples on show, a round-up of exciting local eco-conscious projects

Including good insulation, passive solar principles and healthy products into a brand new home is easy. But a renovation?... more

Home grown

Home grown

The story of New Zealand’s own paint company which turns 65 this year... more

Out of the square

Out of the square

For 16 years, the ideas for a garden were forming in Sara Noble’s mind... more

Step by step – recycle robot

Step by step – recycle robot

Make a cool robot out of your old cardboard rolls and boxes... more

Hey Habitat

Hey Habitat

Habitat reader views and news... more

Happy days

Happy days

Happy, fun colours are stylist LeeAnn Yare’s current picks, set against a classic combo of black and white... 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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