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habitat highlights, issue 40

Hello, and welcome to this special edition habitat highlights by Resene.

This issue celebrates 20 years of habitat magazine, helping you with ideas, advice and inspiration for decorating projects of all sizes. If you've been with us since the first issue, thank you for all your support over the years. And for those new to habitat by Resene, welcome – we're delighted you're joining us. We hope you find something in these pages to help inspire your next projects.

Whether you find us online or in a Resene ColorShop or reseller near you, we're always excited to hear from you and we're always here to help.

See you soon!
The Resene team

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New products and ideas for your home

What's new

New products and ideas for your home. Have a look at this amazing new line-up and get inspired... more

Create a haven with cosy colours

Cosy with colour

Create havens for every season and style. Our homes don't just reflect our taste: they can also shape and cater to our emotions... more

Choose the mood of your space by using paint and colour

Choose your mood

Nothing can change the mood of a room as quickly and effectively as paint. We've taken one bedroom and given it four unique looks to evoke different feelings... more

How to find your interior design style

Find your style

Need help finding your interior design style? Or to narrow down your choices? Either way, it can be inspiring seeing what others have done in their homes... more

Elevate your art with DIY frames you can make

Elevate your art

An interest in DIY and a passion for native birds compelled artist Jae Frew to build frames for his beautiful images featuring native birds... more

DIY entranceway projects

Make an entrance

Crafty DIYs to declutter and enhance your entryway. Learn how to make an umbrella holder and an entry organiser... more

Choosing the right wallpaper design - bold or plain

Bold choices

Today's wallpaper designs let you go as plain or as bold as you like. Looking for the right wallpaper is a heady experience... more

4 DIY projects you can make using testpots

Take a testpot

With a Resene testpot or two you can create and transform some fun and fancy projects. Learn how to make centrepiece vases, a to-do board, crafty coasters and a gingham platter... more

Create some street appeal with an exterior renovation

Street appeal

Colours inspired by the great outdoors elevate any home to best-dressed in the street. The cooler months are the best time to search out the latest looks and start planning... more

Creating outdoor rooms with flair

Outdoor flair all year

Creating outdoor rooms helps you use your outdoor spaces year round. There's nothing like excellent indoor/outdoor flow to give your home a sense of scale, space and freedom... more

Growing fresh vegtables in a small space

Growing dreams

In a bustling urban landscape, two friends found themselves facing a common dilemma - the high cost of, and limited space for, growing fresh vegetables... more

How to build a privacy screen

Practical privacy

Build a versatile privacy screen for a stylish, functional back garden. Versatile furniture, like this moveable privacy screen, lets you customise your outdoor area... more

Using bright paint colours to give your garden vibrancy

Perennial brights

Bold Resene paint colours inject vibrancy into this Waikato garden, regardless of whether the flowers are in bloom or taking a seasonal break... more

DIY projects to make for kids and pets

Made with love

Colourful, yet simple projects to treat the ones you love, including those with four legs as well as two... more

An interview with interior designer, Katrina Hobbs

Colour my world

Interior designer and host of the Resene If These Walls Could Talk podcast, Katrina Hobbs, takes design and colour inspiration from all parts of her life and all the people she meets... more

Resene colour experts can help choose your colours and look

Resene colour experts

Resene colour experts can help make your design dreams a reality.

Wall painted in Resene Forty Six with floor finished in Resene Colorwood Shade. Table and vases in Resene Loblolly and Resene FX Metallic in Resene Digital Blue. Chairs from Forma, light from Lighting Direct. Project by Megan Harrison-Turner, image by Bryce Carleton... request a consult

Cover Look - a warm outdoor room

Cover look

Greenery and cosy textiles add warmth to this outdoor room.

Batten wall stained in Resene Waterborne Woodsman Charred Black. The floor is painted in a base of Resene Gunsmoke sponged with Resene Triple Concrete and Resene Quarter Concrete, bench seat in Resene Woodsman Bark, Cape Cod chair and large planter in Resene Shark and small planter in Resene Off The Grid. Plant from Danske Møbler, cushions from Baya | habitat masthead in Resene Wallpaper Collection M629-07

Back page look -  a calming classic room

Back page look

Calming classics – create a haven for any season with shades that are soft and ageless.

Trends come and go, but the best looks are timeless, created with colours and textures that resonate with you, your family and your lifestyle.

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

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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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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