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Zoe McBride's winning teeny house has a lolly machine and an underwater room

29 Jun 2022

Zoe McBride’s Teeny House might have been small, but her crafty efforts in the habitat by Resene Teeny House Competition show her imagination is huge. As the winner of the...


Small wonders: Teeny House competition winners revealed!

23 Jun 2022

The winners of the Habitat by Resene Teeny House Competition show that size doesn’t matter when it comes to creativity and style. Decorators young and old entered the competition which...


Call for entries into Your Home and Garden’s Small Room Awards

26 May 2022

Have you done something bold or interesting with Resene paint or wallpaper in a small room in your house? It could be an office, nursery, laundry or powder room –...


Shop local with our Mother’s Day gift guide 

21 Apr 2022

Remember to make mum feel special this Mother’s Day with a handmade gift. We’ve put together a collection of some wonderful local artisans and small businesses to help you shop...


Miniature masterpieces: Rotorua artist’s lovely little landscape earrings

14 Apr 2022

Landscapes and florals have never looked than sweeter than on these earrings created with Resene paint. Rotorua artist Sarah Kolver paints dreamy outdoor settings on plywood earrings, through her business...


Reader Round up: Our readers are painting everything from dollhouses to doors

31 Mar 2022

Our creative readers have been busy. In this round up, we see readers using Resene paints and colours to spruce up cottages, bring mannequins to life, brighten doors and delight...


Six neutral-based colour palettes to use now

21 Mar 2022

While data shows that clients are making bolder paint colour choices than ever before – a phenomenon that’s most likely been spurred from staring at the same white walls for...


The ultimate boredom buster: There’s still time to enter the habitat by Resene Teeny House competition

24 Feb 2022

Kids stuck at home? Never fear! There’s still time to enter the habitat by Resene Teeny House Competition. The competition encourages kids, adults and families to create their dream miniature...


Big ideas for teeny houses: Pro tips from a miniature artist

17 Feb 2022

As anybody entering the Resene Teeny House competition will know, a smaller interior decorating canvas doesn’t mean a scaling down of the materials you can, or want to use.

For experienced...


2021 New Zealand Architecture Awards winners announced

07 Dec 2021

Two social housing projects, transportable tiny houses for at-risk youth, a Christchurch Kōhanga Reo and a ‘build to rent’ development were among the winners at the prestigious 2021 New Zealand...


Shop crafty and local for Christmas with this roundup of handmade gifts from New Zealand makers

02 Dec 2021

Stuck for that unique gift for the person who has everything? We’ve corralled a collection of the unusual and beautiful from artisan makers, and you can order direct from them...


Lawn care tips for summer from Husqvarna

01 Dec 2021

 Lawncare with Husqvarna

 It’s that time of year when the flowers are blooming and the grass is green, but it’s also when nature is going through a growth spurt, and within...


Reader roundup: From intricate dollhouses and little libraries to vibrant hospital murals, our readers are taking creativity to a whole new level

11 Nov 2021

It’s amazing what wonderfully whimsical and astounding things can be created with a simple paintbrush, Resene testpot and dash of imagination. Readers from across the country have been cooking up...


Just like home: Take a peek inside Gem Adams’ rustic chic teeny house

21 Oct 2021

Elegant and sophisticated are two words you don’t expect to hear when talking about a cardboard box, yet interior designer Gem Adams’ teeny house is both. When Gem first began...


You won't believe the detail in Fleur Thorpe's colourful teeny house

13 Oct 2021

You could stare at Fleur Thorpe’s teeny house (order yours here) for hours. The intricacies of her work unveil themselves over time: tables made from cotton reels, cabinets fashioned from...


Teeny House assembly instructions

04 Oct 2021

Your habitat by Resene teeny house is the perfect blank canvas for decorating with Resene paints and wallpapers. Assemble your teeny house from the seven pieces of EB-flute cardboard enclosed....


Order your teeny house cardboard dollhouse and get decorating

29 Sep 2021

Take one cardboard box, add imagination and Resene paint and you have habitat by Resene Teeny House. Create your dream house… well, out of cardboard, with this miniature house ideal for a...


Interior designer Annick Larkin transforms a cardboard box into a Japandi Chic teeny house

29 Sep 2021

There were squeals of excitement when interior designer Annick Larkin and her daughters first saw their teeny house.

“There was a blank canvas for me, a lovely little miniature size house...


Take a tour of interior designer Vanessa Nouwens' tonal teeny house

29 Sep 2021

Interior designer Vanessa Nouwens is known as the queen of tone-on-tone interior style. So it’s not surprising she put her colour skills to good use creating a cohesive teeny house (order...


Interior Designer Kate Alexander creates her colourful miniature dreamhouse

29 Sep 2021

Kate Alexander of Places and Graces used her teeny house as an opportunity to play out her interior design fantasies. This included creating colourful furniture pieces from international designers, such...


Take a closer look at Megan Harrison Turner's dress up/dress down teeny house

29 Sep 2021

 Stylist and interior designer, Megan Harrison-Turner thought outside the box when creating her cardboard teeny house. The Auckland-based creative was inspired by the idea of playing with dolls when she...


Our readers are creating everything from colourful cabinets and caravans to entire solar systems

23 Sep 2021

From creative lockdown upcycles to schoolroom projects, this reader roundup sees our readers leading colourful lives with Resene paint. With splashes of Resene Hot Chile, Resene Edward and Resene metallics,...


Entries have now closed for the habitat by Resene Teeny House competition

21 Apr 2022

Entries have now closed for the habitat by Resene Teeny House competition

 The judges are now reviewing all the winners, we will announce the winners later in May.

Stay tuned on the...


Wallpaper personality quiz: Find out your interior style and what it means for your home

11 Aug 2021

The Resene Wallpaper Collection has a wallpaper for any personality. We’ve created the ultimate wallpaper quiz to match your personality to an interior style and range of wallpapers. For more...


Six highly adaptive whites and what to pair them with

06 Aug 2021

As much as we’d like to believe that white is a ‘one size fits all’ colour choice, it can actually be one of the hardest hues to specify. While Resene...


These DIY galaxy shoes are out of this world

17 Jun 2021

Is your wardrobe a black hole featuring a pair of shoes that take up space? Embark on a space odyssey and upcycle them into exciting, otherworldly sneakers. This nifty DIY...


Terrific transformation: A shoebox project with a twist

03 Jun 2021

The humble shoebox has been transformed into interior inspo with the Resene Dream Room in a Shoebox competition. People around the country dove deep into their cupboards to find old...


Refreshing renovations and radiant recycling: our readers get creative in this reader round up

03 Jun 2021

Creativity is at the fore in this vibrant reader round up. As the weather gets colder, our readers are warming things up outside with spruced up fences and colourful chairs....


The hunt has begun for New Zealand’s houseplant hero

05 May 2021

Do you have an impressive collection of houseplants? Does your urban jungle make your neighbours green with envy? You could be New Zealand’s 2021 Houseplant Hero.

NZ Gardener is on the...


Discover what’s hidden inside Christchurch’s most prominent buildings

28 Apr 2021

Ever wondered what goes on behind closed doors in Christchurch’s central city? For one weekend only, Open Christchurch is spilling the city’s architectural secrets. Open Christchurch, supported by Resene, is...


Artist’s designs soar to new heights with playfully painted native bird jewellery

31 Mar 2021

Artist Felicity Meade has us all aflutter with her playful jewellery pieces. Inspired by kiwiana, her wooden necklaces and brooches have taken flight across New Zealand.

“My work is inspired by...


Meet the craftsman keeping native birds cosy with bespoke birdhouses

18 Mar 2021

In the bustling rural community of Matakana, Nick Charlton is busy making fabulous creations for our feathered friends. His business, Native Bird, specialises in terracotta nesting boxes for flying garden...


A village of experts raised the design of this outstanding early learning centre

16 Mar 2021

There are certain project typologies that always seem to be done in a similar vein. We might not even be able to come up with a reason why; we just...


How this former Waihi camp got a colourful Mexico-inspired revamp

21 Jan 2021

Accommodating colour: How this former Waihi camp became a Latin American-inspired holiday destination

 Te Rau Aroha, the Anglican Church camp at Waihi Beach, was a little worn down when it caught...


Entries are open for Resene Shed of the Year 2021

13 Jan 2021

Is there a man cave of wonders at the bottom of your garden? Do you have a pristine potting shed, an artist’s studio in a rainbow of Resene shades or...


Two tiny community builds bring safety and beauty to the lives of underhoused youth

08 Dec 2020

An innovative programme initiated by VisionWest Community Trust, the My Whare initiative has been launched in response to the crisis of youth homelessness and intended to give young people who...


It’s now easier than ever to check out Resene’s top colours

08 Dec 2020

When you’re feeling stuck for where to get started on your colour choices for a project, or to narrow down your options, it’s common for people to reach out and...


The 2020 Bird of the Year competition is open

04 Nov 2020

Forest & Bird’s annual Bird of the Year competition is underway with another superb showcase of native bird species. With votes now open to celebrate the country’s incredible birds, from...


Lisa Tran Kelly’s murals enthral and inspire

04 Nov 2020

Lisa Tran Kelly began her art practice in miniature, crafting drawings on tiny canvases and equally diminutive sketchbooks. It was a scale influenced by her grandmother, an artist who works...


Maurice and Marije of MnM Design talk building smaller, smarter

20 Oct 2020

Maurice Regeer and Marije Hoornstra, the Dutch born duo behind MnM Design, are partners in both business and life. Professional yet approachable and down-to-earth, their small design studio based in...


5 blue based colour palettes to suggest to clients that are colour curious

20 Oct 2020

Getting clients to commit to braver (and sometimes seemingly not so brave) colour choices can be challenging. While building trust can certainly play a role in convincing them to cross...


Kyle Anaru shares his approach to designing buildings that builders like to build

15 Sep 2020

Whenever we see striking black cladding with a splash of vibrant red, we are reminded of Kyle Anaru.

Kyle cut his teeth at a number of different design practices before starting...


6 trending colour palettes to get you in the mood for spring

15 Sep 2020

As the weather finally begins to warm, both designers and clients alike are being drawn to decorating with different colours. For as long as humans have been decorating, we’ve been...


Kid-centric bookstore brings the colour

06 May 2020

Kids’ books are known to be filled with adventure and colour. And so, when designers Tom Dobinson and Sophie Edwards of Edwards Builders were deciding on the colour palette of...


Keep your kids occupied with these two cute Easter crafts

07 Apr 2020

With Easter just around the corner, Alayna Flighty of Kiwi Families created a couple of kid-friendly crafts using some favourite Resene paint colours. Battle boredom by making some egg carton...


Taking to the skies

26 Mar 2014

Hummingbirds are tiny,
right? Well not this one. This specially designed hot air balloon is part of
the Balloons over Waikato event running until Sunday. Proudly sponsored by Resene,
again bringing colour to...


Little wins big with timber

19 Mar 2014

A tiny family
bach at Otago’s Taieri River mouth and a stunning aquatic centre on
Wellington’s Kapiti Coast are joint supreme winners of the 2014 NZ Wood Resene
Timber Design Awards, announced last...


Colour tips from an expert

19 Nov 2014

Resene Christchurch colour consultant Becca Long talks colour schemes:

The four fundamental considerations when picking a colour scheme are: the age of your home; natural light; limitations (eg existing fixtures); and your...


Forget air con – plant more trees

29 Jan 2015

As the holidays end and we head back to home and the office, more and more air conditioners will be turned on, sucking through electricity. But are we missing an...


How light affects colour

27 Apr 2015

Have you ever wondered why your stunning new dress or shirt suddenly adopts an off-putting muddy hue when you try it on in front of your bedroom mirror? Or why...


Diary of a renovation: in the beginning

11 Jun 2015

When our friends (and now neighbours) saw that the broken-down house across the street was for sale, they instantly thought of us. Ian and I are serial renovators. During the previous...


Show off your lovely room

15 Jun 2015

If you've got one lovely room in your home, and you haven't entered NZ House & Garden's Interior of the Year award, do it now. Entries close on 28 June. 

The awards are...


Checking in on Our First Home

25 Feb 2016

We've watched them buy their properties, style up containers, become lighting designers, compete in a rock climbing competition, shed a few tears, paint, paint, paint and give everything they've got...


Our First Home: the latest room reveals

03 Mar 2016

Things are shaping up for the families and their properties on TV ONE's Our First Home. In the latest episodes, we saw the reveal of an enticing outdoor area, a...


Our First Home: makeover with murals

10 Mar 2016

Murals are a great way to stretch your artistic abilities, get creative with colour and personalise your walls. And this week on TV ONE's Our First Home, we saw the teams complete...


Height charts you'll love

19 Jul 2015

When kids are part of a home, it's not unusual to see tiny pencil marks climbing the walls in the hallway or the little ones' bedrooms. But the problem with...


Richard captures memories from models

13 Jan 2016

Richard Gardiner’s tiny replicas of houses that often no longer exist, carry a weighty task on their small roofs. “Often there is an emotional response when people come to pick...


Francesca’s styling secrets

22 Jun 2016

Stylist Francesca Storey of Showroom shares the secrets on how to group accessories.

Making your house a home is as much about choosing the paint colours as it is about accessorising. Grouping...


Blog: Spell it out

09 Sep 2016

Showroom stylist Francesca Storey spells out the magic of using typography at home.

There’s something captivating about artwork and images that include lettering and numbers. I’m pretty certain it’s not a subconscious yearning for math or...


Blog: Julie's Scandi bedroom makeover

15 Dec 2016

Julie Stuart of Clever Poppy gives her bedroom a new Scandi look... in between running her business and being a mum to two young kids.

Our master bedroom makeover has been a...


Megan’s art hanging tips

06 Jul 2017

Stylist Megan Harrison-Turner shares her art-hanging and colour secrets.

While art galleries frequently have white walls so there is no colour to distract from the artist’s work, we often have colour on...


A tiny house is born

25 May 2017

As with many businesses, Tiny House Builders was borne out of personal need - to create extra income while managing director Rebecca Bartlett was on maternity leave. After much research and consultation...


Blog: Preserving your memories

10 Aug 2017

Enjoy your favourite photos every day with these three crafty framing projects, from Good magazine. Styling by Sarah Heeringa.

Hanging photo wall 

You need:

Up to 20 square photographs (all 10cm x 10cm)
White card,...


Getting the HOMEmade treatment

24 Aug 2017

Imagine a team of experts coming into your home, throwing you out for 48 hours, and making over one of your rooms and the garden. Wouldn’t that be bliss? Well,...


Eketahuna's mystery document

21 Sep 2017

This week, the Heritage Rescue II team head to the central North Island town of Eketahuna. Once a proud and prosperous town, it's now a much quieter spot. The Eketahuna museum...


Boh's boutique of colour

22 Nov 2017

With a delightful colourful scheme of candy pinks and teal blue, it's hard not to fall in love with Boh Runga's new Auckland 'Bohtique'.

The jewellery designer and singer-songwriter recently opened the doors...


Joe's art takes flight

01 Feb 2018

Visit the town of Naenae in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, and you’ll see artist Joe McMenamin’s stunning murals everywhere, painted in Resene.

As well as creating sky high murals, Joe also paints New...


Is your interior a winner?

24 Jan 2018

Only two weeks left to enter NZ House & Garden's Interior of the Year awards, the search for New Zealand’s most beautiful interiors.

You can enter a variety of rooms, including...


Anna unveils her Athena

26 Feb 2018

People have mistaken Anna Leyland’s art as being created digitally, such is the precision of her work. In reality, her screenprints are reproduced from large, original, hand-painted canvases, the work...


Kim sees the joy in colour

31 May 2018

From starting out as a Resene colour consultant to now running her own business Kim Nicol of All Colour Matters gets a thrill from helping people pick the perfect paint...


Three’s The Block NZ: from blank to beautiful

09 Aug 2018

There may have been some drama on The Block NZ last week, but it didn’t stop the teams from creating beautiful room reveals for blank canvas week. This time around,...


Hunter Hills makes heart-warming use of Resene testpots

30 May 2019

If you’re never come across one before, street libraries house books on a donation-based system, where visitors are welcome to take any book that interests them and anyone is welcome...


Mike and Loren’s tiny house embraces minimalism

12 Feb 2020

At just 22m2, Mike and Loren’s Hawke’s Bay home is not your average dwelling. Tiny houses have been making waves in the building industry the last few years, and knocking...


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