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habitat magazine, issue 38

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

habitat magazine, issue 38
Ebook: Single / Double | PDF | Articles

Want a hard copy? Printed copies of habitat highlights are available from late March 2024 at Resene ColorShops and resellers, while stocks last. You can view back issues of habitat magazine online.

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.

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No matter how hard you plan a home design, plans change along the way.... more

Press reset - embrace feel good hues

Press reset

Designers and homeowners embrace feel-good hues, spawning an age of colour... more

Off the shelf

Off the shelf

New products and ideas for the home... more

Sea change - coastal chic home

Sea change

A near-century-old worker’s cottage in Queensland couldn’t have landed in better hands... more

White hot - finding the right white for your home

White hot

Interior designers and colour experts share tips for finding the perfect white or neutral for your home... more

Top class - incorporate colour into your ceiling

Top class

Decorate top-to-toe by incorporating colour into your ceiling... more

Flex appeal - stylish and functional spaces

Flex appeal

Create stylish, functional spaces by following the principles of fluid design... more

Finding balance - mindful craft project

Finding balance

When the odds seem stacked against you, this mindful craft project is a way to find peace... more

72 hour challenge - revamped bathroom

72 hour challenge

Professional painter Tegan Williams aka TradieGal uses Resene to revamp her bathroom and powder room over a long weekend... more

Tropical touches

Tropical touches

If you can’t get to the tropics, bring the tropics to you... more

Beautiful music - guitar designs

Beautiful music

Hiwirori Hatea’s guitar designs strike a chord... more

Hello sunshine - bold remodel

Hello sunshine

Ann was determined to go bold during the remodel of her Wellington deco-styled home, opting for bright colours tempered by more subdued hues... more

Wide blue wonder - maritime inspired kitchen renovation

Wide blue wonder

A meticulously renovated kitchen in Millers Point is a love letter to the city's maritime history... more

Splash out - colourful kitchen splashback

Splash out

In need of a pop of colour behind your kitchen hob? Get the look you want with paint... more

Little and lovely - award-winning tiny home design

Little and lovely

Once a tiny builder with big dreams, Rebecca McLean now designs award-winning tiny houses painted in elegant Resene colours... more

Fresh thinking - plant-based paint

Fresh thinking

It’s even easier being green with Resene’s growing range of plant-based paints... more

Jazz it up - wallpaper your bathroom

Jazz it up

A bathroom can reflect your love of interiors just as much as a bedroom or lounge. Wallpaper, with its beauty and versatility, could become your new go-to... more

It's showtime - media rooms

It's showtime

Whether you prefer action films or rom-coms, sci-fi or period dramas, create picture-perfect style with Resene... more

Style purr-fection - home design with pets in mind

Style purr-fection

Beautiful homes and happy pets are a walk in the park with clever colour and paint choices... more

Urban oasis - calming zen garden

Urban oasis

A landscape designer has created a calming zen garden where Resene colours and plants work harmoniously.... more

Feathered friends - kids art project

Feathered friends

These kākāpō, rainbow lorikeet and ruru birds will be a hoot for the kids to make using pinecones and their favourite Resene colours.... more

Bench impress - a portable bench project

Bench impress

Transform wooden pallets into a portable bench or kitchen island with Resene paints and wood stains... more

Teal appeal - Megan Harrison-Turner

Teal appeal

Stylist and interior designer Megan Harrison-Turner won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the latest Resene Total Colour Awards... more

Trees that count

For habitat 38, 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 look - Habitat 38

Cover look

Earthy hues are perfect for hunkering down in winter. Wall in Resene Welcome, floor in Resene Colorwood Mid Greywash, console in Resene Streetwise, wall hooks in Resene Papier Mache, vase in Resene Half Tea sitting on a board stained with Resene Colorwood Walnut and basket in Resene Settlement. The Tumu Ishi blocks are stained in Resene Woodsman in Resene Japanese Maple, Resene Warm Kwila, Resene Riverstone, Resene Driftwood and Resene Bark. Throw from Città.

project Shani Luckman  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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