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habitat magazine, issue 13

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

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Welcome

Welcome

I’m celebrating. Not just the return of warmer weather but the return of colour to the walls of our homes... more

Colour confidence

Colour confidence

Stunning colour combinations that show you don’t have to always play it safe to create a delicious colour scheme... more

Off the shelf

Off the shelf

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

To be so bold

To be so bold

Chris Bracegirdle and Lindsay Robinson’s self-assured Christchurch house is a great example of how best to live... more

Turning off the taggers

Turning off the taggers

Inspiring the community to take pride in their environment, the Manukau Beautification team has many colourful projects on the go... more

What’s your colour psyche?

What’s your colour psyche?

Have you ever felt drawn to some colours and repelled by others? Perhaps it’s your colour personality!... more

In honour of colours

In honour of colours

The inaugural Resene Total Colour Awards drew striking entries from a patchwork-style exterior to a restful Kapiti home and Mondrian-inspired kitchen... more

Step by step – taking notice

Step by step – taking notice

Use three clever Resene products to create this handy family noticeboard... more

Facing the colour challenge

Facing the colour challenge

When does a potential high-flying business person need to know about interior design? When they are part of The Apprentice New Zealand programme, facing a challenge to renovate waterfront apartments... more

Chop and change

Chop and change

Craig St George found his perfect home in the unlikely guise of an old butcher’s shop... more

Into the light

Into the light

Fantasy and reality, dark and light all weave through the lustrous artworks of this Palmerston North artist... more

Pretty in pink

Pretty in pink

Pink walls and candy-striped linen are pretty components of this winning room... more

Step by step – beaded lampshade

Step by step – beaded lampshade

Make a pretty lampshade in six easy step by step instructions... more

All that glitters...

All that glitters...

Artist and colour consultant Angela Pietkiewicz Williams is certainly not afraid to make a bold statement... more

Like a fine wine

Like a fine wine

In a major renovation that opened up a Wellington house to its stunning harbour views, this dramatic red kitchen is an eye-catching centrepiece... more

All white’s not alright

All white’s not alright

A tip-off from her sister was the starting point for Tracy Towers’ bathroom with its distinctive tiled feature wall and colourful vanity unit... more

Ready for a facelift?

Ready for a facelift?

When your canvas is literally as big as a house, you want to make sure you get the paint colours right... more

Rub a dub dub

Rub a dub dub

That paint job may look shiny and robust now, but without regular cleaning it will not only look drab but have a shortened life.... more

Step by step – gutter buster

Step by step – gutter buster

Here’s how to deal with your gunky gutters in four easy steps... more

In the stars

In the stars

If you are born under the star sign Taurus, chances are you are going to be a colour freak... more

Garden gold

Garden gold

Winning the gold award in the residential section as well as the Resene Colour Award of Excellence, Ted Smyth’s solution for a coastal garden includes swathes of grasses... more

The demo shed

The demo shed

Made almost entirely of second-hand materials, this cute shed is a tiny tribute to recycling... more

Hey Habitat

Hey Habitat

Habitat reader views and news... more

Exercise club

Exercise club

Who needs fancy gyms, asks David Bishop of Dunedin. He’s discovered an exercise programme with added benefits – painting... more

Of water and earth

Of water and earth

When I decorate I tend to go for earthy and natural colours... 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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