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habitat magazine, issue 17

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

Okay, so we’ve jumped on the bandwagon this issue and are celebrating vintage style... more

Three’s company – latest colour trends

Three’s company – latest colour trends

Three key influences come together in the new Resene The Range fashion colours fandeck... more

Off the shelf

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

The lovely bones

The lovely bones

A grand old home with great bones has become the canvas for some adventurous colour and a collection of pre-loved pieces... more

Winning with colour

Winning with colour

Green was a favourite among the bold colour choices at this year’s Resene Total Colour Awards... more

Fashion-forward fabrics

Fashion-forward fabrics

Sumptuous colours, edgy patterns, artisan styling and texture – today’s home textiles are delicious... more

A clever bedhead

A clever bedhead

Take two old doors, wallpaper and some timber stain for a stunning new bedhead... more

Romancing the home

Romancing the home

Some people and their houses possess a kind of magic. Take Kirsty Cashmore. It helps that she lives in the dreamy romantic, French-settler village of Akaroa... more

Step by step – memories are made of this

Step by step – memories are made of this

Take one special image and use it to inspire a memory board for your photos and memorabilia... more

Kitchen of many colours

Kitchen of many colours

When a building inspector said, “at least you haven’t had to do anything in the kitchen”, Ros didn’t know whether to hit him or hug him... more

Her home as a canvas

Her home as a canvas

This artist treats her home as an extension of her art... more

The big small garden

The big small garden

Simple yet stylish was the approach taken by this seasoned gardener to her small site... more

Blooming brightly

Blooming brightly

Display gardens at this year’s Ellerslie Flower Show made great use of colour... more

Step by step – build a barbecue bench

Step by step – build a barbecue bench

Outdoor kitchens are all the rage. This one brings industrial chic – and practicality – to any garden... more

DIY kidz – one for the birds

DIY kidz – one for the birds

Make an easy birdhouse with a couple of containers and a lick of paint... more

Outdoor living for longer

Outdoor living for longer

Contemporary living calls for outdoor spaces to be an integral part of our busy lives, where we can relax and entertain our families and friends... more

My favourite colours – keeping it natural

My favourite colours – keeping it natural

As both a winner and judge of the Resene Total Colour Awards, well-known architect Paul Leuschke may like earthy tones… but could be swayed by pink... 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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