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habitat magazine, issue 19

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

You should choose what you like and what works for you rather than slavishly follow fashion... more

That holiday feeling

That holiday feeling

Whether the look is beach, bach or tropical haven, use colour to brighten up your summer... more

Off the shelf

Off the shelf

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

Colour courage

Colour courage

A confident colour and lighting consultant and his adventurous client create a bounty of brave and unexpected delights... more

Getting theatrical

Getting theatrical

Theatrical use of Resene colour was certainly highlighted in this year’s Resene Total Colour Awards, announced recently... more

Furniture flattery

Furniture flattery

It started with a coat of demur white paint, or a soft distressed pastel... more

Walk on by

Walk on by

As places you tend not to linger, entrance foyers and halls can cope with strong decorative treatments... more

Gentle reflections

Gentle reflections

Soft aged colours all look like gentle reflections of the same thought process in this labour-of-love villa... more

Hide, disguise, enhance…

Hide, disguise, enhance…

Paint is your friend when it comes to tricking the eye. Does your living room look too long, or just plain wrong?... more

Tick tock

Tick tock

This painted slatted clock is so easy for you or the kids to make and has quirky retro appeal... more

Honouring the past

Honouring the past

A new kitchen takes inspiration and colour from an earlier era... more

The working kitchen

The working kitchen

Today’s kitchen can be a wonderland of clever storage and smooth operation thanks to hardware innovations... more

Of sea and sand

Of sea and sand

This bach bathroom takes its colours from the nearby sea and beaches... more

Just a bucket or two

Just a bucket or two

Many of us like the idea of composting food scraps and being able to feed our gardens with the results... more

Step by step – make a pizza oven

Step by step – make a pizza oven

They’re the latest on-trend addition to our outdoor living spaces – pizza ovens... more

Artistic sensibilities

Artistic sensibilities

Bold colour, fun planting and structural good looks are the signatures of a garden owned by an architect and an artist... more

Your top hits

Your top hits

The Habitat of the Week website is a winner when it comes to the unusual – our most visited features over the past year say it all... more

My favourite colours – Tamsin Cooper

My favourite colours – Tamsin Cooper

Tamsin Cooper has a passion for fashion… and the colour red... 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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