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habitat magazine, issue 15

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

Take a break, plunge in and enjoy this issue of habitat... more

Shade on shade

Shade on shade

A tonal colour scheme is a sure-fire way to create a harmonious look, whether you're using spicy flavours or calming hues... more

Off the shelf

Off the shelf

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

The eight-year itch

The eight-year itch

It's testament to the timeless quality of Resene paint colours that when Nicole McKenzie renovated her eight-year-old house, she only changed one wall colour... more

Lighting the way

Lighting the way

Eight years ago David Trubridge was 'mucking around' in a workshop in Perth when he thought he would try his hand at creating one of the three dimensional... more

Colour recognition

Colour recognition

From bright red totems to evocative retro shades, winners of the second Resene Total Colour Awards were recently celebrated... more

Wallpaper… but not as you know it

Wallpaper… but not as you know it

With its fresh palette of pinks and greens, anchored by a self-patterned wallpaper, this table setting is perfect for a brunch, high tea, outdoor wedding or for an outdoor summer dinner party... more

State of grace

State of grace

Using eco-friendly design ideas in a new home is relatively easy but what about a renovation?... more

Making it easy

Making it easy

One Wellington man benefits from design that heeds the Lifemark building standard... more

A fresh start

A fresh start

With its fresh-toned wall of Resene Pacifika Green and curvaceous bath taking its dress circle position in front of the window... more

The backdrop colour question

The backdrop colour question

Some recent exhibitions around the country have showcased the vitality and impact which results from acting fearlessly with colour... more

Choosing and using today's cookers

Choosing and using today's cookers

Kitchens and cooking have never been so sexy and exciting, thanks to new technology and design... more

Step by step – boxing clever

Step by step – boxing clever

Create a cool multi-purpose trunk finished in timber stains for a slightly weathered effect... more

Keeping it safe

Keeping it safe

Whether it's a large estate on the edge of a forest, or a tiny apartment in a happening part of the CBD, your own pad functions a bit like a personal security blanket... more

Garden glories

Garden glories

Beyond the usual surfaces of weatherboards and fences, paint and stains bring life to the garden... more

Return to Eden

Return to Eden

After a barren dirt garden in their Nigerian home, this family wanted to immerse themselves in colour and greenery... more

Step by step – cool plant labels

Step by step – cool plant labels

Use Resene paint stirrers, seed packets and your own artistic skill for these funky vege and herb labels... more

Hey Habitat

Hey Habitat

Habitat reader views and news... more

White out

White out

Does your roof need a repaint? Why not help the environment and paint it white?... more

Colour-tastic

Colour-tastic

TV reality judge and model Colin Mathura-Jeffrees is so enthusiastic about colour, he has invented a new word – colour-tastic... 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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