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HOMEmade: scribble away!

HOMEmade: scribble away!

This week the HOMEmade team faced challenges inside and out ... more

Easy DIY: Rustic photo frames

Easy DIY: Rustic photo frames

Second hand shops are filled with old frames that can ... more

Julia brings Lyttelton's history to life

Julia brings Lyttelton's history to life

Looking at artist Julia Holden's latest exhibition, you'd be forgiven ... more

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DIY marble candlesticks
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DIY marble candlesticks

Did you know that you can create a beautiful marble effect on everyday objects, using ... see this and more videos

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Sallie brings art to the kids photo

Sallie brings art to the kids

Muralist, mother and conservationist Sallie Dunford has inspired many kids ... more

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Andy and Nate's winning home on The Block NZ

After twelve weeks of intense renovating, The Block NZ teams went to auction last Sunday ... more

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Jo and Jeremy swap beige with beautiful

Out with the beige. This was the mantra of Jo and Jeremy when renovating their ... more

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Amber's colours of travel

​Travel enriches our understanding of the world, delving into rich, new cultures and exploring landscapes ... more

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Alison and Callum get cute with colour

How do you add colour to a home without overwhelming the spaces? Paint the doors ... more

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Making magic with masking tape

No DIY toolkit is complete without masking tape, adding the magic touch to your decor ... more

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Lee and Kristin bring their modern barn to life

After living in a renovated state house with small wardrobes and cupboards, Kristin Turner’s wish ... more

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4 upcycling ideas to steal

Sure, buying new things for the home is fun... but so is using your imagination ... more

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Kids' rooms get creative

Gone are the days when children's rooms stayed the same until they grew up and ... more

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Pink for grown-ups

Call it blush, pale rose, nude or just plain pink, but this colour has come ... more

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Glen and Sara embrace traditional style

Having had a been-there, done-that moment of building a "very modern" house, Glen and Sara ... more

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Harriet helps heritage along

With ponies in the paddock, a house steeped in history, and a loving family that ... more

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Stacy brings old Hollywood to the suburbs

The Garden of Alla (later The Garden of Allah Hotel) is Hollywood glamour at its ... 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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