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habitat magazine, issue 16

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

There’s nothing quite like getting the creative juices flowing than when you’re confronted with redecorating a child’s room... more

Sheer magic

Sheer magic

Move over boring brown, here comes a parade of adventurous stain colours... more

Off the shelf

Off the shelf

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

Take it slow

Take it slow

A savvy couple respond to the economic times with a creatively cautious renovation... more

Step by step – take a dip

Step by step – take a dip

This easy idea makes it look like your furniture has been dipped in paint... more

Catwalk of curtains

Catwalk of curtains

A little bit of luxury, a zing of excitement. That’s the new Resene Curtain Collection... more

Walls & wardrobes

Walls & wardrobes

How strongly does personal style cross the boundary between fashion and interiors?... more

Growing up

Growing up

Parents are looking for longevity. Most want the room to last into the teenage years... more

DIY kidz – taking notice

DIY kidz – taking notice

Make a cool noticeboard and pen pots... more

Young at art

Young at art

A national movement and one woman’s passion bring art to our children... more

Back to the future

Back to the future

A riotous range of colours used originally on this 21-year-old architect-designed house have been kept as is in a recent update... more

Out of sight, out of mind

Out of sight, out of mind

When you’re busy and the budget is under pressure, it’s all too easy to put off doing maintenance around the house... more

Colour craze

Colour craze

Nestled into a sleepy Paekakariki street on the Kapiti coast is a little cottage with a big attitude... more

Skin-fully clever

Skin-fully clever

Artist Glenn Burrell layers paint skins to create weirdly familiar objects... more

Seeing red

Seeing red

In a restful home of mellow colours, a red kitchen is a vibrant centrepiece... more

Blue’s the best

Blue’s the best

It may seem clichéd to match boys with blue and girls with pink but when it came to deciding the colour for... more

Step by step – deck rescue

Step by step – deck rescue

Give a tired deck a new look... more

Top hits

Top hits

We’re not talking music but the Habitat of the Week homes that have attracted the most hits... more

Turning Japanese

Turning Japanese

Splashes of red and a black house are perfect ingredients for an oriental style garden... more

Colour complexity

Colour complexity

Never one to choose the obvious, fashion designer Karen Walker confides current colour favourites... 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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