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Habitat magazine issue 01

All rugged up

All rugged up

A rug can be an essential colour anchor in any room – multi-coloured rugs can tie together an eclectic selection of furniture and wall shades, while a monochromatic rug can make a bold or subtle statement... more


Bathing amoung the trees

Bathing among the trees

This children’s bathroom is one of three in a new house owned by Michelle and her partner, Rob. The home is located on Auckland’s North Shore, set in two acres of dense native bush... more


taps

Beginner's guide to taps

However, choosing a tap boils down to style, practicality and budget. The key is to find your place in the matrix, says Chris Stanford of LG Carder... more


Sheets

Between the sheets

We use it nightly, but what are some of the factors to be aware of when considering bed linen?.. more


Geoff Chun

Completely kiwi

A celebration of New Zealand is the way Geoffrey Chunn describes his 1950s home, designed by Bill Smith of Group Architects... more


Mount Furneaux lodge

Hidden jewel

Nestled at the foot of Mount Furneaux in the ultimate tranquil setting – the Marlborough Sounds... more


Jim Bolger

It's the people who make a home

Jim Bolger, former Prime Minister, former New Zealand Ambassador to the United States, and currently chairman of New Zealand Post and Kiwibank, is very clear about what home means to him... more


Landscape archiatect

Choosing and using a landscape architect

As you face your back garden and dream of creating a private oasis, the prospect of excavating, shaping, smoothing, paving and planting may seem a daunting task... more


Colour in

Colour in

We see them every day, right there in front of us. On the road, on the pavement and in the shopfronts. On the television and in the pages of the magazines... more


diy kidz

Diy kidz

Colours and games for the kids... more


House Hahei

House Hahei

Architect Michael Fisher describes a bach he has designed at Hahei in the Coromandel as a cantilevered pavilion set against the bush... more


Looking good on paper

Looking good on paper

Forget your memories of that ancient wallpaper at Grandma’s house – wallpaper is a hugely underestimated finish when it comes to decorating your own home... more


Off the shelf

Off the shelf

Innovative products new to market... more


Outdoor room with a view

Outdoor room with a view

It was a fairly typical backyard – slightly sloping lawn, foliage around the edges, a few failing fruit trees and neighbours on all sides. The transformation was total... more


Responsible renovating - to bin or not to bin

The question is, what should you be thinking about when it comes to your next round of renovations, if you’re interested in helping out the environment?... more


Six degrees of separation

Six degrees of separation

Down a private lane at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac is a residence whose geometric structure is an architectural wonder... more


Step-by-step - Sofa recovery

Step-by-step - Sofa recovery

Instructions to re-cover a sofa... more


The right ingredients

The right ingredients

Take one homeowner who knows exactly what she wants in her new kitchen, add an award-winning designer... more


Testpots

Testpots

Find out what new products have recently been launched into the decorating market... more


The hard truth about tinting

The hard truth about tinting

Paint is ready colour in a pot. Pop it open, slap it on – end of story, right? Not necessarily. Because not all colours are created equal... more


Operation paint pot

Tips and tricks - Operation paint pot

A new coat of paint can be an instant fix. It’s cost-effective and easy to apply, and with a little planning and the right equipment... more


Writing her own brief - Karen Walker

Writing her own brief - Karen Walker

Karen Walker has put her inimitable stamp on Resene’s latest collection of designer colours... more


 
 

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