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habitat magazine, issue 12

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

Want a hard copy? You can buy a copy of the latest habitat magazine from your local Resene ColorShop, while copies last. If you want to get a free copy of future issues, sign up for a DIY card! All Resene DIY cardholders are sent a copy of each issue of habitat magazine.

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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Welcome

Welcome

Today’s approach to interiors takes older shapes or patterns and gives them a modern twist... more

Seeing red

Seeing red

The colour of passion, warning, appetite – red is perhaps the boldest colour of them all... more

Off the shelf

Off the shelf

New products, places and ideas for the home... more

Colour confident

Colour confident

A variety of rich colour transforms the walls of this grand masonry villa... more

A technicolour world? Not for some

A technicolour world? Not for some

Imagine not being able to see the world in all its glorious colour. Help is at hand for those afflicted with colour blindness... more

Curtain call

Curtain call

Resene’s popular curtain fabric range is now even bigger and better... more

Itchy, scratchy, sneezy

Itchy, scratchy, sneezy

Here’s some simple ways to handle allergies in the home... more

Something in the air

Something in the air

We all want warmer, drier, healthier air in our homes, so what’s the difference between HRVs, heat pumps and air conditioners?... more

A new dimension

A new dimension

Dave Fowell’s intricately wrought timber sculptures are given added dimension with often vibrant colour... more

Three looks – the new neutral

Three looks – the new neutral

Neutral colours are the mainstay of any decorating scheme. This one is set to be a winner... more

History repeats

History repeats

This carefully renovated historic home retains its original character and meets the needs of a modern family... more

Choosing and using an upholsterer

Choosing and using an upholsterer

Don’t throw out that old chair your grandmother gave you. If it’s lasted this long it might be worth a spruce up... more

Responsible renovating – waste not want not

Responsible renovating – waste not want not

Notoriously tricky to get rid of, paint is now being recycled in some innovative ways... more

Signs of the time

Signs of the time

Signwriter Jeff Harvey creates some clever effects with his art… and shares a trick or two... more

Step by step – feeling rusty?

Step by step – feeling rusty?

Jeff demonstrates the ‘incredibly simple’ art of a rust effect... more

Creativity for the kids

Creativity for the kids

Our Habitat Gorgi children’s room makeover competition brought out some truly creative ideas... more

Let there be light

Let there be light

This kitchen is a deliciously contemporary space, spiced up with a dash of tradition... more

Kitchen cues

Kitchen cues

A colourful kitchen is inspired by history. Inspired by the Art Deco detailing in the house and the distinctive block-colour artworks of Piet Mondrian... more

Bathing in the glow

Bathing in the glow

Epitomising the glamour of yesteryear, this dramatically moody ensuite is designed to seduce... more

Never say never

Never say never

An accident hasn’t stopped this Wanaka house painter. If you walk around the front of a certain Wanaka home, you will find a well established, beautifully maintained garden... more

DIY Kidz

DIY Kidz

Paint a mini mural and make your own colourful bunting... more

Easy glamour

Easy glamour

This smart easy-care garden beautifully complements the iconic Art Deco architecture of the house it surrounds... more

Hey Habitat

Hey Habitat

Habitat readers views and news... more

Mural masterpieces

Mural masterpieces

Resene regularly celebrates community creativity with its Mural Masterpieces Competition... more

In the bag

In the bag

As director and designer of accessories brand Saben, Roanne Jacobson is no stranger to high style... more

 

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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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