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habitat magazine, issue 37

Thinking of building, renovating or redecorating? Sit back, relax and enjoy all the projects and inspiration from habitat magazine!

habitat magazine, issue 37
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Welcome to habitat magazine, issue 37

Welcome

Sometimes the smallest decisions turn out to be the biggest. As we were awaking from nationwide lockdown slumber, I had a cruel awakening in my backyard... more

New horizons

New horizons

This season's new colours will rejuvenate your home and send your spirits to new heights. There's energy in the air. Like spring growth peeping through the earth... more

New products

Off the shelf

New products and ideas for the home... more

Make history

Make history

A new build has a splash of old-world charm thanks to an interior designer's colourful touches... more

Natural wonder

Natural wonder

Create good-natured spaces by following the principles of biophilic design... more

King of creativity

King of creativity

From Thor, the king of New Asgard, to King Kong and the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Chris Williams has painted scenes to the moon and back... more

Small talk

Small talk

Powder rooms are small spaces that can be big talking points in your home, but they can be difficult to decorate. Here are some tips for conquering the tiny challenges head on... more

Moon landing

Moon landing

One small testpot led to one giant leap in the decoration of this couple's home... more

Roll with it

Wallpaper is the comeback kid of the design world. Here's how to add some ‘prints charming' to your home... more

Good impressions

Good impressions

Transform your living room into a work of art with Resene Colorwood wood stains... more

Be a wallflower

Be a wallflower

These blossoms made from Resene wallpaper left over after decorating will mean your décor will be blooming gorgeous, no matter the season... more

Pretty in pink

Pretty in pink

A pink Ponsonby kitchen captures the practical whimsy of English farmhouses... more

Superior exteriors

Superior exteriors

We've taken the guesswork out of choosing your home's exterior colours... more

Making an entrance

Making an entrance

Shortly after receiving the keys to her new home, Tegan Williams aka TradieGal, was straight to work creating a porch that's a step up... more

Mother hen

Mother hen

Yvonne's Sutherland's brood of ceramic Happy Hens, cheerfully painted in Resene colours, are all they are cracked up to be... more

Cinderella stories

Cinderella stories

Happy-ever-after stories aren't just reserved for fairy tales. These exterior home transformations show that even grand old dames can become belles of the ball with a touch of Resene colour... more

Under the sea

Under the sea

There's lots to explore on the ocean floor by transforming terracotta pots into sensational sea creatures using Resene paint... more

Tool time

Tool time

Don't be a tool – it's time to get your workshop sorted. We drill down into the details... more

Holding court

Holding court

This courtyard garden is filled to the brim with colour thanks to its owners' magic touch with roses and a paintbrush... more

Give it a rust

Give it a rust

Create garden art that's aged to perfection with Resene FX Faux Rust Effect... more

A little rascal

A little rascal

Since winning The Block NZ in 2013, Alice and Caleb Pearson haven't slowed down on the DIY front – renovating eight homes... more

Trees that count

For habitat 37, Resene has donated 500 native trees to Trees That Count to help regenerate native forests. This adds to the thousands of native trees Resene and Resene Eco.Decorators have donated since 2020

Cover photo

Cover look

Nature-inspired designs are taking centre stage inside and outside homes. Weatherboards in Resene Nocturnal, decking stained in Resene Woodsman Uluru, large planter in Resene Nocturnal with sculpture bubbles in Resene Alabaster, small plant pot finished with Resene FX Faux Rust Effect and tray in Resene Waiouru. Chairs from Danske Møbler, radio, cushion, jug and glass from Good Thing.

project Melle van Sambeek
image Bryce Carleton

 

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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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