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From Habitat magazine - issue 36

New products and ideas for the home...

We do like to be beside the seaside

we do like to be beside the seaside

Memories of hazy days by the seaside are at the centre of the new Resene Colorwood colourwash series, ‘We Speak Beach’. Inspired by popular weathered tones, this new series of six colourwash hues embraces the colours of nature and creates a softer look for interior timber that allows the beauty of the grain to show through. From sea to sand to shore, these hues bring a soothing quality to projects year-round and are ideal for use on everything from walls and ceilings to floors and furniture. The 'We Speak Beach' collection is available tinted into the Resene Colorwood Whitewash range, from Resene ColorShops and resellers.

Beautiful botanicals

beautiful botanicals

Botanicals are at their best in the new Resene Denzo II Wallpaper Collection. With designs that feature an array of plants from across the globe and a colour palette that perfectly balances both strong and neutral tones, this range is fun, fabulous and full of French charm. Resene Wallpaper Collection 635690 incorporates bright splashes of colour with elements of Art Deco and is sure to transport you to a distant dreamland. View online and at Resene ColorShops. Be in to win one of three $250 Resene wallpaper vouchers to spend at your local Resene ColorShop on the wallpaper of your choice.

Monstera mash

monstera mash

What started as a way for Celine Ahkit to make her 70-plus indoor plants look even more fabulous has grown into a potty business called The Plant Kit. Celene sells gorgeous hand-painted pots using Resene colours such as Resene Coral Tree, Resene Blossom, Resene Korma and Resene Forest Green so you can find the perfect pot to showcase your prized String of Pearls or Monstera. See more of her unbe-leafable designs at

Rug up

rug up

Think of your floors as a fifth wall to decorate and colour your floor with Resene Living rugs. Available in three trend-forward designs in two sizes, each design is inspired by Resene colours to coordinate with your home’s colour palette. These artfully woven designs are modern and super soft underfoot creating great texture. The Resene Living collection gives you statement pieces to anchor your room and help build your colour story. This design is inspired by Resene Seaweed, Resene Waiouru, Resene Tea and Resene Steel Grey. Available from Mitre 10 MEGA stores in April.

Sink into comfort

sink into comfort

With its cosy curved arms and scatter cushions, the Kenzie lounge suite from Target Furniture is just waiting for you to dive in! This compact sofa features metal pin legs for an airy feel that doesn't take up too much space (apartment dwellers rejoice). Even better? Its neutral colour palette and timeless design will fit in well anywhere. Available in light and dark grey and in several sizes including 2-seater and 3-seater. See more of Target Furniture's new releases in store and online.

Quality products, quality service

quality products, quality service

For the sixth year in a row, Resene ColorShops are proud to have won the Reader’s Digest Quality Service Award for paint and decorating stores. The annual awards are voted by consumers, who are asked which companies provided the highest level of customer service over the past 12 months. Friendly Resene ColorShop staff are always keen to assist you with any project and can offer a range of helpful advice, from colour and technical recommendations to handy application tips.

Feeling crafty

feeling crafty?

Need a crafty project this winter? Create your dream house… well, out of cardboard, with this miniature house ideal for a budding architect or interior designer in your family. Each house comes with a voucher for two free Resene testpots – so you can make your decoration dreams come to life. Order yours at

Turn on the sun

turn on the sun

Sleep under a Tuscan sun with the Resene Living Mikkel duvet in Tuscany from Briscoes. This luxe double-cotton jacquard design features a sun-like geometric pattern with cotton percale reverse and is available in Alabaster, Sorrento and Tuscany, colours inspired by the Resene paint colour range. See more exciting designs in the Resene Living range at Briscoes.

Paint the cold away

paint the cold away

When it comes to painting in winter, there’s no need to get cold feet. Resene Wintergrade paints and Resene Wintergrade Additive are here to help you navigate the challenges that come with painting in the cooler months – such as slower drying times and less than ideal finishes – with a formula designed to dry in temperatures down to 3 ℃. Resene Wintergrade Additive makes it easier than ever to achieve a wintergrade finish with a wider range of products and colours. Learn more at

It’s all in the décor

it’s all in the décor

The exciting new Artwood range focuses on natural materials such as stone, concrete and antique metals. Handmade by talented craftspeople with quality materials, no two pieces are the same. Each has its own unique patina such as the Lorenzo Side Table (featured on right), available in an antique brass or black finish. To see more, visit Artwood at 59-61 The Strand, Parnell or browse online at

Happy and hygge

happy and hygge

Nordic flair and Scandinavian design unite in Resene’s Geo Nordic Wallpaper Collection. The wallpapers are inspired by Nordic mid-century style and hygge, the Danish term for cosy contentment. While the range promotes a unifying comfort in its designs, each wallpaper is completely unique. This diversity allows wallpapers such as Resene Wallpaper Collection 37533-3 to complement other neutral wallpapers from the same collection in your home, creating a calm and cohesive space. View the full range at Resene ColorShops.

Painting it green… inside and out

painting it green… inside and out

Resene Eco.Decorators provide a quality paint finish, while working hard to focus on Environmental Choice paint use, minimising paint wastes and reducing wash water using the Resene WashWise system, reducing their carbon footprint vs more toxic and wasteful processes. As well as bringing all those benefits to your project, they are also helping our native forests by working with Trees that Count to help plant native trees for local habitat regeneration.

Choose a Resene Eco.Decorator and not only can your walls be green, but so too can our outdoor habitats. The trees planted are estimated to remove 683 tonnes of carbon, with more trees being planted in the future. Find your local Resene Eco.Decorator for your next project,

top of the paint pots

Resene Black White has done it again! This versatile white (with a hint of black) is Resene's most popular colour yet again while three other strengths of the classic hue also landed in Resene's top 20. Other notable placings include versatile whites Resene Alabaster and Resene Rice Cake as well as warmer neutrals Resene Half Fossil and Resene Half Spanish White entering the field. The versatility of the Resene Whites & Neutrals range shows there's a white that's right for every project. While whites and neutrals are popular choices, don't miss the range of other top Resene colours. To make it easy, each colour is sorted by colour type so you can find the top reds, oranges, yellows, greens, blues, purples and browns. You can also ‘search by colour' on the website, where you'll find plenty of inspiration for your next project. Find your next favourite colours at

Cat's meow

cat's meow

Christchurch crafter, Vanessa Heaver isn’t 'kitten' around with her business Treasured Arts. The 23-year-old makes small portraits of pet cats, dogs and even horses on wooden key rings, fridge magnets, and small canvases using Resene paints. These cute designs, like the kitten painted using Resene Black, Resene Smitten, Resene Milk Chocolate and Resene Apache, are the purr-fect gift for any animal lover. Her arty endeavours started when she was a teen as a way to cope when life got hard and have grown from a passion into a fulltime business. Vanessa says she loves making pieces that people will treasure. “I take commissions of customer’s beloved pets so they will always have them close,” says Vanessa. “I am a huge lover of animals myself. I own a rescue dog called Sadie who loves to watch me paint.” See more of Vanessa’s absolutely pawsome work at


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