Habitat magazine issue 26 - autumn/winter 2017
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Create a relaxing reading nook.
The cooler months are all about ﬁnding a cosy space to snuggle up with a good book or magazine. Architectural trends are for fewer open-plan areas and for more individual spaces… more
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
Wallpaper art sets the scene.
Jewel tones and rich velvet come together to create a sumptuous, ﬁreside living area... more
A family-friendly space to get down to work.
Create a colourful study area for your family without going too bright... more
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 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
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
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
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
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
New products and services your the home.
Wallpapers revived, light and lovely, just one testpot, all in one, colour goes 360... more
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
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
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
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
Paint transforms these walls in quite different ways.
Board and batten, traditionally elegant, quirky... more
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
Make this easy rustic side table.
Step by step instructions... more
Fun paint ideas for younger ones.
Paint a play mat, periodic table noticeboard, colourful scumble wall... more
Everyone’s favourite TV builder Peter Wolfkamp from The Block NZ discovers the impact of colour.
Current ventures, biggest challenge, favourite projects... more