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Bring the tropics home

Bring the tropics home

Come away to an imaginary land of exotic greenery where ... more

Scheming from top to bottom

Scheming from top to bottom

Painting and reroofing a house is a big commitment so ... more

Spring into spring with a colour workshop

Spring into spring with a colour workshop

Spring is just around the corner, and it’s a season ... more

Heritage Rescue: Tauwhare sees active duty

Heritage Rescue: Tauwhare sees active duty

Tauwhare Museum lives on a farm. In a shed. In ... more

Marae DIY is back

Marae DIY is back

Marae DIY is back, continuing its 12-year run of travelling ... more

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Leonie Mulqueeney turns compulsion into art  photo

Leonie Mulqueeney turns compulsion into art

Australian artist Leonie Mulqueeney is a self-confessed ‘compulsive doodler’ who ... more

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Colour combos to try right now

There’s something about pulling together interesting and good looking colour combos that makes us want ... more

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5 strong but not scary colours

Welcome to the world of strong colour. It won’t be new to ardent home decorators, ... more

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2 super cute kids’ rooms

It’s blue for boys, pink for girls and stripes are the theme: neat and even, ... more

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5 colour assumptions you can ignore

Dark colours will close in a room Dark colours will always make a room feel ... more

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Kid's room 3 ways

In each issue of habitat magazine, we ask designers to give a new look to ... more

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Colour up to your new homewares

Our latest shopping spree found that this season’s homewares have kept a bit of lightness ... more

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Colour from yesterday, for today

Resene turns 70 this year. Known as a leader in fashion paint colour since the ... more

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Chalk it up in original style

Chalkboards aren’t a new idea. List-making homeowners have been using them for some years now, ... more

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Been shopping? Colour match it here

We went shopping to check out the latest homewares around town, and to see what ... more

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Bedrooms made for sharing

Master bedrooms. For a start, why are they called ‘master’ bedrooms? Let’s call them ‘main’ ... more

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Now: the colours of summer

Whether they’re soft or sizzling, there are some colours that just seem to go with ... more

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5 one-of-a-kind colour uses

During the years here at habitat, we’ve seen some pretty unusual uses of colour – ... more

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Tim and Annick's cornucopia of colour

Back in 2009, Tim and Annick Larkin were combing Auckland’s city fringe for a character-filled ... more

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Jan’s off-the-wall home design

This house is all about texture… and unexpected use of Resene colour. more

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Dennis and Mel's leafy suburban project

When the structure of a home is near perfect when you buy it, there comes ... more

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1 living room, 3 ways: tranquil, classic or playful excess

Blues and greens and splashes of rich yellow make up the paint palette of this ... more

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Vintage kitchens keep it real

Kitchens with vintage touches or with elegant traditional good looks are timeless, and fit well ... more

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Robyn's Colourful Cottage

Before Robyn moved in, there was no garden around the Victorian workers' cottage that she ... more

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Fiona goes bold and bountiful

Hand on heart, we can honestly say there are few people in this world who ... more

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1 living room, 3 looks

See how two experts would redesign the living room of this Wanaka home. more

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Kids get creative

You can set your imagination free when decorating a children's bedroom. more

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What's your colour psyche?

Do you love being enveloped in warm, earthy tones? Or are soft pastels more your ... more

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Trend spotting for 2015

While we might go by the strict confines of a calendar year, other processes ebb ... more

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Annabel and Simon bring coast to the country

The soft greys and whites of driftwood and sand; the luminous teal blue skies of ... more

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2 living looks: Sandra and Nicola’s designer spaces

We feature two gorgeous living areas which use the same main colour but to quite ... more

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