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From Habitat magazine - issue 32

New products and ideas for the home...

Still life - organic pallette

Create some calm

New Zealand design company Città has launched Still Life – their Autumn/Winter 2020 collection. This collection celebrates the simple beauty of objects and invites you to appreciate the still life compositions in your home.

Still Life's organic palette takes inspiration from nature, with calming tones of mossy green, earthy brown, smoky pepper and warm biscuit. The materials of the collection give a further nod to nature with relaxed linen, cosy wool, warming wood and hand-woven baskets.

Settle into the perfect winter's day as you seek moments of calmness and allow yourself to be truly still. Available in store and online now at

Trendy terrazzo

Trendy terrazzo

Trends come and go, but wallpaper is a quick way to get the look of an expensive trendy material without it being a permanent investment. Get the look of on trend terrazzo on walls, doors, drawer fronts and more with Resene Wallpaper Collection 220185 (left) and 220186 (right) – which is easy to remove if your tastes change. Available from Resene ColorShops,, or try your hand at a painted version like the bathroom in "a little goes a long way".

Resene curtain collection

Curtains meet colour

The Resene Curtain Collection was released to help simplify co-ordinating curtains and paint colours. Each Resene Curtain Collection fabric is inspired by, and designed to complement, Resene paint colours. The collection is regularly updated, and the latest releases include: Contour (pictured), Infinite, Lattice, Solace, Swerve, Trilogy and Wave. See swatches at your local Resene ColorShop and keep an eye out for new fabric releases in the future,

Karen Walker Paints

Chalk it up

The Karen Walker Paints range of colours was an instant hit when it was first launched and has continued to be a popular go-to colour range with each updated release. And now, to bring the Karen Walker experience full circle, a new Karen Walker Paints range is available so you can get your favourite Karen Walker Paints colour in a Karen Walker paint. The new range is Karen Walker Chalk Colour, available in 500ml and 1L packs, perfect for small projects from furniture to features. The paint is based on chalk style paints, which bring an artisanal vibe to a project. The range also includes Karen Walker Soft Wax in a clear and vintage option. The Karen Walker Chalk Colour range can also be tinted to a range of standard Resene colours off white, light and ultra deep tone. Available from Resene ColorShops and selected resellers,

Seamless showers

Seamless showers

Marley is always ahead of the curve when it comes to plumbing products, and the new Compakt® Boss Gully Trap is the brand's latest innovation. At just 199mm tall, the Compakt® is 20% shorter than standard PVC boss gully traps, making it easier for you to get the right fit and fall within shorter joist heights common in residential homes. Helping improve water flow and prevent blockages, it's a godsend for homeowners tackling issues with shower plumbing. Learn more at

Ultra-wide linear fireplaces

Hip to be square

Known for their ultra-wide linear fireplaces – their widest is nearly two metres – New Zealand manufacturer Escea has broken the mould with its latest release. The new DF990 gas fireplace has been expanded vertically, with a glass window height of 760mm. The large firebox makes for a grand statement, especially when teamed with a traditional mantel, also available from Escea. The DF990 Gas Fireplace, Mantel and Infill Panel are available from April 2020. Learn more at

Flora and fauna motif

The wild bunch

Flora and fauna continue to be on trend motifs, making it all the more tempting to take a walk on the wild side. Get the look with the Replica AV Tallboy, Replica AV Bedside Table, Retro King Headboard, Suri King Duvet Set in Sage and Vintage Palms Framed Canvas, all from Nood. Pair these style-forward pieces with walls in Resene Olive Green (left) and Resene Double Biscotti (right). See more at

Resene FX Faux Rust Effect

Rust never sleeps

If rustic, organic finishes are more your speed than prim and polished looks, consider Resene FX Faux Rust Effect your next must-have product. Resene FX Faux Rust Effect is a waterborne coating system used to impart a rust style effect to exterior and interior surfaces. Once applied, it provides you with the aesthetic effect of rusting that, like normal rust, will continue to develop as the coating ages. Available at your local Resene ColorShop or reseller,

Resene top twenty colours

The twenty top tints

Resene Black White continues to reign supreme as Resene's most popular colour, with four strengths taking out top 20 spots. Chances are you have seen many of these colours already adorning walls. These colours share a common trait – they are very versatile and work beautifully on their own or teamed with a huge range of other colours.

View the top 20 colours and other Resene favourites on the Resene whites and neutrals A4 colour chart. Or to see extra variants of the most popular Resene whites and neutrals, pick up the free whites and neutrals palette cards. All of these options are also available in Resene testpots, which can be ordered through your local Resene ColorShop or online at

Alkyd hybrid paint technology

Hybrid technology worth the hype

Brand new waterborne alkyd hybrid technology has arrived, combining the best of solventborne and waterborne paints! This new evolution keeps the environment in mind and boasts added performance benefits. They may look like a traditional solventborne paint but they share the easy water wash-up and lower VOCs of a waterborne paint. While slower to dry, waterborne alkyd paints have a tougher finish than waterborne enamels and give you more time to work the finish without excessive brush or roller marks.

Resene Room Velvet is now available as a waterborne alkyd finish. Find out more at your local Resene ColorShop or reseller,

Artwood cushion range

Fresh threads

Inspiration from around the world, ethnic patterns, amazing shapes and natural materials have all come together with an exciting new cushion range from Artwood, like these Valldemosa and Pollenca woven designs. It is the details that make all the difference. To see the full range, visit

Pleated blinds

Pleated blinds never looked so sweet

Energy saving is becoming a high priority in our lifestyles and the Honeycomb range of pleated fabrics is perfectly suited for this trend. Their honeycomb structure traps air in the inside layers, providing superior insulation in the winter and keeping the room cool in the summer. Honeycomb pleated blinds are available in an expansive range of 45 fashion colours with both block-out and light filtering fabric types. They can be operated manually with a cord lock system, cordless system or – for the ultimate in convenience – motorised and controlled by remote or your smart phone. Motorised options are hard wired or powered by rechargeable lithium batteries with discrete solar panels to boost battery life. See the full range of options available at

Resene Wintergrade paints

Don't let your paint catch a cold

Painting in winter can be challenging with the cold temperatures and humidity from wet weather slowing drying time and potentially affecting the finish. The tech experts at Resene have a solution: Resene Wintergrade paints and Resene Wintergrade Additive, designed to dry in temperatures down to 3°C. The Resene technical team first developed a small range of winterised products that will dry in cold temperatures, which have been used in winter conditions for over 10 years.

To make it even easier to choose a wintergrade finish, Resene now offers Resene Wintergrade Additive, which you can add to a range of selected waterborne Resene paints to winterise them. This will enable you to achieve a wintergrade finish in a wider range of products and colours. Resene Wintergrade paints are available from April to August from Resene ColorShops and selected resellers. Learn more at

Shed's furniture range

Fun-ctional furniture

Functional design and fabulous colour come together in the Shed's furniture range. Designer and craftsman Craig Poad hand crafts every piece from cabinets to hall tables to entertainment units. The Valorous Longboy (pictured) makes a statement stained in Resene Colorwood Satin Orange waterborne timber stain and Resene Aquaclear waterborne urethane. All designs can be modified to suit customer requirements – perfect for those seeking a particular shape or colour. To learn more, visit


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