Habitat magazine issue 01
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Habitat magazine issue 01
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
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
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
We use it nightly, but what are some of the factors to be aware of when considering bed linen?.. more
A celebration of New Zealand is the way Geoffrey Chunn describes his 1950s home, designed by Bill Smith of Group Architects... more
Nestled at the foot of Mount Furneaux in the ultimate tranquil setting – the Marlborough Sounds... more
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
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
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
Colours and games for the kids... more
Architect Michael Fisher describes a bach he has designed at Hahei in the Coromandel as a cantilevered pavilion set against the bush... more
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
Innovative products new to market... more
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
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
Down a private lane at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac is a residence whose geometric structure is an architectural wonder... more
Instructions to re-cover a sofa... more
Take one homeowner who knows exactly what she wants in her new kitchen, add an award-winning designer... more
Find out what new products have recently been launched into the decorating market... more
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
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
Karen Walker has put her inimitable stamp on Resene’s latest collection of designer colours... more
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using environmentally responsible ink.
From issue 8 onwards, copies flow wrapped and sent to Resene Cardholders are flow wrapped in environmentally responsible
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This product when discarded in soil in the presence
of microorganisms, moisture and oxygen will biodegrade
decomposing into simple materials found in nature,
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