Whether you're changing your home's colour or simply painting a cardboard box, the great thing about Resene paints and stains is that you can always dream big.
Sit back, relax and enjoy all the articles from habitat magazine - simply click on the story below of interest and read the full article or use the search function for a particular topic. You can also buy a copy of the latest habitat magazine online.
Want to get your own free copy of future issues of habitat?
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.Search habitat magazine stories
Cream makes everything taste better, and it seems to have the same transformative quality on walls. When my in-laws chose wall colours for their 1920s Auckland bungalow, they tested what seemed like most of the Resene Whites & Neutrals collection. With so many lovely off-whites to choose from, they weren't sure which to pick (their opinionated daughter-in-law's unsolicited advice probably didn't help matters). But with a Resene Colour Consultant coming to the rescue, this tale of 'Goldilocks and the 13 testpots' has a 'happily ever after' ending... more
The latest styles create good vibes through colour.
Unsurprisingly, since trends are often a reaction to what's going on in the world, this season's colours and styles have one thing in common – positivity. Even though the hottest new looks couldn't be more varied – hello, cottagecore and Palm Springs – they all reflect that we have much to be thankful for and we're creating spaces that reflect this sunny outlook... more
As Resene celebrates 75 years of creating colourful homes, we explore five interior design styles that have stood the test of time.
Fashions come and go, but good style is constant. There are reasons why different décors have been more popular through the decades and why the impractical carpeted bathrooms of the 1970s or waterbeds of the 1980s died quick deaths. Like no other design field, interior design is linked to our personalities and the practicalities of our daily lives... more
The Northcote home of a rower-turned- designer bathes in Resene colours that reflect the surrounding harbour.
The power of colour to dial up the magic is not lost on former world champion rower Tonia Williams. The time she and her rowing partner-cum-joiner lay on the floor in the entrance hall of this Northcote house, celebratory beers in hand, beneath the ceiling they'd just created, counts as one of her favourite moments... more
One of the biggest interior trends is also one of the easiest to achieve.
Wallpapers are a fast and straightforward way to create inviting rooms that fill your home with vibrancy and personality. The hardest part is choosing which design to use. Here are four major wallpaper trends in the Resene Wallpaper Collection that are getting decorators excited... more
The creative duo behind Bye Bye Love creates beautiful furniture together, but their home kitchen styles couldn’t be more different.
One half of the Bye Bye Love duo, Jeanine Oxenius, has created a kitchen with an industrial feel, featuring ‘concrete’ walls and a kitchen counter painted by her own hand... more
Amiria Puia-Taylor is creating a tapestry of colour, culture and community in South Auckland.
It’s easy to find The 312 Hub in Onehunga – follow the trail of colour. Visitors on their way to the youth arts centre wander down Selwyn Street, past the magenta mega mural The People’s Weaver – in Resene Centre Stage – and onto Payne’s Lane... more
An interior designer has decorated her glamorous villa with love – and Resene paints – from floor to ceiling.
Amber and John Hamilton’s Christchurch home has a youthful glow. The 114-year-old double-bay villa is resplendent with thistle-detailed cornices and blooming ceiling roses, a timeless quality not lost on the couple... more
A former state house, built in the Art Deco era, is given a polished makeover with the help of Resene paints in sophisticated shades of grey.
Katie Wilson had on two hats when she began planning the design for an extra bathroom, painted in Resene Zeus and Resene Delta, in the home she shares with her partner Steve Evans and their sons Luca and Harley... more
A charming garden in Drury is planted with roses, annuals, perennials and a sprinkle of whimsy.
Acottage garden is a peculiar choice for a perfectionist. Puriri Lane Garden in Drury is like something from a fairy tale, with delicate blooms such as cosmos, nigella and foxgloves bursting from its rambling gravel pathways... more
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.