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and effective ways to imp rove au r Iiving spaces. nor just the walls. introducing for your house.. And now that we seem to be over the fixation with white-on-white interiors.. - habitat 5 . or painting) or you can donate them to someone lift your spirits and improve both your living space and theirs at the same time. but one of the cheapest and easiest ways of changing a bit of colour to your walls is not only a boost the look of your home. One handy idea to help yourself feel warmer or cooler without having to turn on a heater or fan. Enjoy! e.editoria welcome Resene Centaurian i I know It's been sa id before.. The ideas aren't just limited to superb use of colour and paint.. Chances are. grab yourself a paint chart and start selecting that warm colour. but for your jaded spirits in a time when the economy has stalled and gloom spreads its way across the front page of the newspapers.: ~·O'-" When times get tougher. we are spendi ng more ti me in them as we forego a meal out for entertaining There's nothing quite like a good tidy up to instantly feel rejuvenated you might just find those items that no longer have a home at your place can either earn you some money when you sell them (and perhaps fund some renovations less fortunate. grander schemes for additions or alterations to make sure your home continues to suit the needs of you and your family.whether it's simply a change of wall colour and a new rug for winter. and gain some inspiration from the pages of this latest Habitat magazine.. so if you're walking around your place this winter and find a room makes you feel chilly. Renovating is also a wise alternative to selling your home in this depressed property or j Resene • Flashback Resene Kitsch market . You can make a room's temperature more comfortable feel with careful paint selections . while cool colours like blue or green will make hot rooms feel cooler.. It's often said that change is as good as a holiday.. So take another look at the potential of your home. repainted Frenchstyle furniture and also advice on how to create a cohesive interior. it's a great time to think a little more laterally for costin.warm colours like red or gold will warm up cool rooms. Sharon Newey editor ~. is simply to put the right paint colour in the right place. is with paint. There's a funky coloured kitchen.
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All are from Fiona McLeod Design. for more of Fiona's clever ideas. the rug is caramel gold short pile shag. renovate everything old is new again 20 30 in the French style Walls. floors and furnitu re are used as a creative outlet in this charmer of a house a comedy of colour Funny-man Ewen Gilmour shows us his vibrant new-look house 34 40 raise the curtain Resene brings new life to your window dressings the master plan How to create your renovation master plan . don't sell. even an iconic piece like a La-z-boy can gain new notoriety. dubbed it the Lazy-G irl an d set it ag ai nst a backdrop of Resene Karma. the tripod lampshade is covered in Ingrid Anderson's Ring Green fabric. when given the makeover treatment by interior designer Fiona McLeod. The tui cushion fabric is by Ingrid Anderson Textile Designs.contents Yes. and the black metal side table is designed by FMD. she has cia d the chair in vibra nt red upholstery. see the Alternative Solution feature on page 52. With a passion for refu rbish i ng retro and vi ntag e fu rn itu re and 0 bjects.a swatch board 46 never say never The ambitious renovation of a classic 19705 beachfront house 68 viva Ie pacifica A pampering yet practical bathroom blends global styles 72 big change for small change ReJ uvenate you r Iiving space ina weekend for $200 or less 78 memories are made of this Artist Philippa Bentley gives new life to old ideas and objects 84 born again A garden is remodeled into a soothing sanctuary .
well. French style 80 83 94 96 going green Timber flooring and carpet win with Resene cardholder DIY kidz New looks for picture frames offers & discounts 97 98 hey habitat my favourite colours Actress Robyn Malcolm is inspired by the beach habitat 9 . rubbish hard truth Saving power this winter bright ideas Clever storage ideas are bought to life with paint step by step Paint your furniture.features 58 winner goes whimsical A peep at the winning laundry plans 64 from cardy to kitchen A cardigan colourinspi res this funky green kitchen every issue 10 testpots Feeling good about the new Karen Walker range for Resene 14 38 60 62 76 off the shelf New products and places for the home doing it Anti-litter campaig ner Barry tudnsky ta lks.
combating any negativity that might dare "how its face inside. as head of drama. they lived in West Auckland. They were fortunate that their contractors were all loca Is. using a Resene Cool Colour. As the bach was tiny. H Did you know? exterior. Having morphed from an ordinary little bach it now radiates positive energy. The couple also bui It a beautiful studio for Cathy on the hill behind the house.. so Ewen quit his job as a councillor a term early and the couple decided to live at the beach full-time. they were also surfies. Resene Cool. she says. reducing heat buildup in the Resene Gorse Resene Morning Glory Resene C1 Spanish Qu a rter White Sublime Resene Supernova Resene Above left Ewen describes the wall of the new music room as "a kind of 3D chequerboard on acid" _ Above Resene Sublime walls in the kitchen are offset by a splashback of Resene Bullseye and bright blue cabinets. that she met Ewen." says Cathy. Ewen was a roaring success on the European comedy circuit and when they returned. consider If you're planning a dark exterior paint or stai n finish on your home's to colour. /I She bought the bach back in 1997 when she had her first teaching job in Pukekohe_ It was in 2001. "vvhen the surf was up. Colours are designed and minimising heat transference reflect more of the sun's energy than a standard coating. substrate of products and colours from Resene. inside. Things get done in their own time at Port Waikato and nobody gets resentful. Cathy was diagnosed with a brain tumour and had major surgery. surfies. they were off.. the 'big revamp' began in March last year. they were off. She'd asked him to be the judge of a school talent quest They headed overseas together for a while. Late in 2007. The only problem was.Contractors were all locals . "When the surf was up. This is not your average West Coast home. Available in a wide range words Vicki Holder pictures Mark Heaslip 32 habltat .
l Iighti ng an d ventilation VELUX Skyliqhts. The single storey home was planned with two distinct aspects. a self contained upstairs apartment. so the family (an breakfast watching the ducks through two sets of interior windows. and to be much bigger than the average sized family home. An open and shut case for energy efficiency.ving~ warm sunlight. Halswell on the Park. Internal swimming poo I room: Ught comes through the V. "Power keeps going up .VELUX Skyl'ights add the light and ventilation upstairs so we don't have to. This highly spec'd swimming pool room can also be a movie with super sized power bills. The de Roo household's aged an acceptable power bill this summer hes aver- $200 per month. natural lighting and natural ventilation.e.2 o utsld eon es ope n. which includes the the natur a. " theatre.th luxury in mind. "We wanted to be able to tuck our family under our wing. To achieve airflow and lighting de Roo placed two banks of three VELUX Skylights in the roof. " VELU FOR MORE VIEWS ON ENERGY EFFICIENT VELUX SKYLIGHTS CALL 0800 402 080 OR CLICK ON www. " The banks of VELUX Skylights are on either side of the apartment to catch sunl ig ht through the day. to bu ild a sprawling 410 square metre home that didn't come The swimming pool room: The swimming pool room faces onto the reserve's small lake. "It would get stuffy and stagnant with traditional windows.kylights it would have been difficult to achieve this quality of ." de Roo." explains de Roo. initial heating up of the . bounded by native reserve on two sides.$1000 per month. Three years ago Paul de Roo embarked on a cunning plan. so the only time we turn a light on is at night. comments The apartment: To maintain the sing Ie storey desig n. VElUX Opening Skylights move air and dear humidity and condensation at the touch of a button. Christchurch . creating extra natural light Humidity was a possible issue for the swimming pool room. but costing as much in energy to run as an average sized home. "The thing I hate most is the power bills ~ every time you tu rn around they seem to put the price up.swimming pool. The site for his plan. into the pool and is rerlected into the lounge throug h th e 9 lass win dows an d doors. de Roo attributes to his decision to use "We designed the house wi. the 'uostars apartment was created in the roof space. "We designed the house and located the VELUX Skylights in line on three of the four sides of the roof to minimize dark corners inside" PAUL DE ROORESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION.WX Skylight!. In this 7 metre wide room. 'The sun sets in the west. Upstairs apartment bed roo m: "Yo u can lie in bed and look at th e stars" 2 ba nks 01 3 VELlJX Skylights . "Without the VELUX S.. across the swimming pool room into the lounge." says de Roo. and a swimming pool room.velux. de Roo installed two banks of VELUX Skylights .two up and two down. Christchurch's Halswell on the Park.Ii.nz . The sun shines through the skyl'ights. Reserve. House WITHOUT EXHAUSTING RESOURCES de Roo House. Friends have had power bills of $500 . with energy efficiency taking centre stage.co. with the centre one flxed.
raise the curtain Boring beige is out. bold patterns are in as curtains fabrics become more adventurous. .
says we change our curtains about once every seven years. with flashes of bri Iliance for the brave.." On top of this. "Fabric designers around the world have been playing with the finishing of yarns and fabrics." says Trish. duvets. and textured fabrics are coming to the fore. the patterns are now becoming larger and bolder. as are patterned fabrics. printed patterns are added. production "The amount of pattern coming through U manager Trish van says Wynne. Wynne Brewer." Although the trend towards patterned fabrics has been growing for a few years now. It's time to inject a little life into your window dressings.For many years curtains have been the quiet cousin of interior schemes. is great. Colour is coming back. and this time round they're bold ~ stylised florals and damasks. crushing. Most colours are still fairly soft and gentle. blending in with the neutral beiges and creams on our walls. Because of this length of time. such as pleatin g. cushions and other accessories. Moilers. > habitat 35 . letting bursts of colour in the room come through in paint. A little conservatism is not a bad thing when it comes to your curtains. permanent pressing. Resene Moody Lavender etc. Plain on plain is out. sales and design manager for furnishing company But both Wynne and her colleague. double weavi ng and the addition of metal Iic ya rns. adding patterns and designs through different finishing processes. "These processes are often layered to create a unique look and feel. which creates even more depth and interest. overlays. shot with metallic threads. are very excited by what they see ahead in curtaining trends. as you're unlikely to change them again in a hurry. But that trend is over. we tend to choose conservative drapes." It adds interest and you can express a lot more personality. Bussel. and with exciting new textures too. and the patterns are simple and classic.
soft grey and vanilla. headway in the natural look is linen. coral and apple green as accents. In contrast. which can feature either woven or Unen hasn't trad itionally been used as curta inin g fabric as it tends to break but when it is blended with a more robust fibre. No longer stuck with only beige and taupe. stylised damask effects and. Often referenCing leaves a nd vines. with red. warm charcoals and chocolates to mocha and warmer beiges. says Trish. although these are now softened rather than shiny. whites. and metallics. Opulent patterns include the curvy waves of Persian glamour. the fashion colours range from black. the natural look lends itself to linens and soft greys. you get the look of down in the sunlight. purples and mauves with soft metallics ~ dulled gold. A fabric making pri nted patterns.Resene Perfect Taupe The colour trends are exciting too. stripes. with colours like fresh green and coral often used as accents. Trish divides our tastes into two main looks: opulent and natural. linen but with increased durability Above left Resene Curtain contemporary homes. but now has a drier look and incorporates woven designs. Collection liberty: botanical of a classic woven . a local favourite. left Resene Curtain jacquard design. through to fresher greens. it encompasses rich colours The opu lent look is one of classic elegance. There are creams and greyed duck-egg blues. the natu ral look is light and fresh. Sometimes traditional. Taffeta is still very strong. Collection Balance: Grainy textured Metaphor: A Iinen-Iook All-over update surface for design Above right Resene Curtain Collection in a subtle blend of toning shades. silver and copper. Opulent colours are greyed plums.
!. it does offer paint options contemporary for each fabric. in partnership fabrics.dential and commercial. is available colourways in Naturalle . has developed a range of curtain Resene ColorShops and selected curtaining stores.htm that offers the Resene Curtain or refined them down to a range of 29. for example sheen curtain with . incorporates to find your nearest curtain specialist resi. Above right Ignite: Contemporary design pri nted in the Resene Half Napa Resene Moody Lavender '------. with on a lightly a particularly background.co.ce. Resene wanted of a room the Resene Diva curtain in Charcoal (a luxurious a tone-on-tons to make the process easier and have the key components designed to go together and available in one place." two products ultimately says Wynne Brewer." design) suggests a choice of two neutrals .eaf motif is proving you've chosen. one of the big challenges when decorating it comes to interior Some of the fabrics come in a number of different example. the Resene Metaphor textured curtain. designed to match And to make the whole each curtain paint Resene's popular paint colours and a number of feature colours. or vice versa.for (rich is being able to find the right curtains to match the paint its Simple I. process supremely card which simple. Resene Curtain Collection Ambiance: Classic narrow stripe in a faux silk effect. available in cream). Collection. Mocha (warm brown) or Bud (soft green). "Up until now you had to go into a paint store to buy your paint and a curtain store to buy you r curtains.or the of different woven end up in the same room. H Above left Resene Cu rtain Collection newest metallics. fabrics and a variety Moilers and Resene started with arou nd 100 different To see the curtain range either visit your local Resene ColorShop www. for a more dramatic effect. Resene. Although a number you don't have to stick to what the card says. "As the sample comes with a how-to details the matching colours for that particular cu rtain.Resene Half Napa or Resene Half Stonehenge deep charcoal Resene Jaguar.resene. which of styles .traditional and contemporary. habitat 37 .nzlcurtains.Perfect partners For the DIYer. which popular choi. Now there is a su premely simple solution for those embarking with on decorating projects: Moilers.
corporate "I'm totally committed of ours in a pristine to the idea of keeping state. so not ch ucking stuff out of the car window generally having some respect and pride for where you live. saying it think you're a nutter and they won't I'd suggest and was time to hand over the reins to new blood. You can call Barry Lucinsky whatever a tree hugger! The 75-year·old from Te Horo. After all. he jokes. including Barry helped to turn increasi ngits the it himself and working for use on roading surfaces. tomato grower.. who wants to live in a pig sty?" But when he turned 75.I have the sort of personality that if I set my mind to something. The day we meet. environmentally Barry's Silica Glass Crushers as the orqanisation. But I thought the work they did was too important to let go. breathing may have been you like . "I come from a rural background and I think you'd be hard pressed to But no matter how Barry earned a living. However. 1. Not one to shy away from organisation's fortunes hard yakka. That's a pretty powerful force to be reckoned with . crushes bottles it. his passion for the environment KNZB is a not-far-profit trust to promote organisation that operates as a charitable and town an d awarded litter abatement. he had just returned crusher down to Gore where he estimates ton nes of glass. He currently heads up four companies. has been a roading contractor. Unfortunately.doing it keeping it clean This good keen bloke has a long-held passion for keeping the country litter-free.. " So Barry revived KNZB. and this support base from one to around 35. beca use otherwise listen to you! they a sign that more and more people are taking pride in where they live. " he's been involved with for from towing his 600 some time. Barry has been doing anything idly by. strong leadership. company. "The first year we had about 400.. in his lifetime. I also felt that I offered and I'd like to think that had something that KNZB is today. vibrant organisation It's been a long and winding Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) organisation. a billboard recent venture. of leading by example. " Barry.000 around people and at the last week. Ask him what his legacy is. and Barry will point to a combination leadership and tenacity. north of Wellington. Is it any coincidence environmental this beautiful focus' country that most of his businesses he crushed around have a strong around. road for the Foxton-born career has been more chequered than a dartboard. " H "It's probably the reason they asked me to 38 habitat . something "I was the CEO. initially funding sale employee. Since retiring from KNZB. tree-hugging "My focus hippy at your peril. including but sitting a business city beautification It was established under the umbrella of the New Zealand Utter Act 1979. then I'll do it. fencer.Just as long as it isn't get involved in KNZB in the first place . event manager." laughs the self-confessed school bus driver. it wasn't until 2000 that Barry was invited to get involved. meanwhile. I think it's my ancestors came from somewhere country else [Czechoslovakia] has been good to me and my children and their children. natu re and the 15 to milk cows and. which is fantastic. flower environment. and his most friendly toi lets. whose responsible for single-handedly life back into the Keep New to do with the strong. Don't we owe it to be good back to the country?" So does he have any advice on how to keep New Zealand beautiful? "I try not to get too fanatical with people. is more but call him a lentil-munching. He left school at on Iiving harmon iously with Kiwi bloke." an Energy roading basecoat he made from waste material . his arrival also coincided with the last gasp of the that removes graffiti for OnTrak. and attractin g record attendance numbers at the annual Clean Up New Zealand Week. concrete grower and breeder of 3000 ferrets. G M. Like many Kiwis. waste reduction. the father of three chucked it in. "Membership had dropped and they were going to disband business. has always been to the fore and in the 1970s he was and Conservation Award for an innovative find someone from the country who doesn't care about the land. supplier.3 million people got involved. you nam e it.
A list of members and more information is available on the website. a fine legacy for a cleaner New Zealand. schools. waste reduction and town and city beautification. . Resene Parachute Resene X Factor Right Barry Lucinsky. lakes. There are Keep Your Town (or City) Beautiful organisations near each community.knzb.Less litter Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB)is a nonprofit organisation operating as a charitable trust to promote litter abatement.nz.. Some of its more intriguing initiatives are the annual Best Loo competition and the launch of a Cigarette Butt Litter Toolkit.org. www. Work is done by volunteers. businesses and industrial organisations. school and national litter programs and cleanup activities.kab. coastal and marine locations beautiful and litter-free. streets and parks. community groups. org. KNZBdeliversprograms through local. Projects are co-ordinated by programme sites (eg Keep Porirua Beautiful) to keep the towns and cities. local councils.au. likely KNZB has roles for all types of members and it's highly there's an active branch not far away. Australia hosts a similar organisation Australia Keep Beautiful see www.. local bodies.
Even if a it ta kes you renovation. Debbie says to collect magazine clippings. rooms a master and stress. you can keep back to it to make sure you don't wander off track. you can always find new ones that fit with the rest of the board. and maybe end up with the Coyoacan fabric seen at the top of our board. In interior comes designer terms. collecting For example. > words Sharon Newey pictures Mark Heaslip 40 habitat . you can for ethnic-patterned then ask the various fabric showrooms current examples of this style. having effort you're a few renovating or just the one whole space. While some of the original products chosen may change. Also. which will give the finished result a cohesive look. product brochures and images that you like.tips and tricks the master plan Interior designer and tutor Debbie Abercrombie explains how to create your renovation master plan a swatch board. five yea rs to you have complete once created your swatch referring board. Whether house. materials and fabrics you are going to use. to put in a scrapbook or f Ie box as these your can also act as a guide when collecting samples. a master plan - in the form of a swatch board literally a board on which you paste samples of the colours. or become unavailable. As well as prod ucts and colours for the board. if you find yourself images. without changing your direction and therefore ending up with a livinq room renovated completely different last year that looks you're to the bedroom planning for next year. you can modify radically suit. plan will save you time. for has put together house this a whole renovation. if you feel your the tastes change board to slightly. Debbie Abercrombie example.
use to cover sofa or chair'S. Laminex colour C rema natu ra I fin ish. Laminate Licorice Linea Stone Ceramics porcelain Bremworth colour Natural limestone.use to cover sofa or chairs. from top Meridian Mokum Meridian Green Mokum Coyoacan. Pebbledash Bestwood Cape Cod woodgrain.use for feature James Dunlop Warwick Matarita cushions. European Sand.use for Mokum .use for colour Iuscana from Mokum or chairs. tile. no 21411. Mokum Ficus. metallic Ind ustrial Saxon Tan. colour Marble from Mokum . habitat 41 .use for cushions. Vision wallpaper.Paint colours from top All from the Resene The Range • •• • •• • • Resene Sisal Resene Escapade Resene Allegro Resene Reserie Stowaway Maxwell Smart Resene Alibi Resene Maxwell smart Resene Quarter Silver Sand Resene Artefact Resene Nocsa Resene Qua rter SiIver Sand Fabric cuttings. composite. Alumina Innovations finish. Meridian . Linea fl int Qua re Iia Metaltex fi n ish. Arosa from Mokum . Meridian chair or . colour Zimmer Stone . colour Chartreuse from .use chair or cushions. colour use to cover watt from for feature Tea from sofa or chairs. curtains. Resene Curtain Collection curtains. wool laminex Pesto Clara.use to cover sofa Glitz . and. Moldova Stripe from Mokum . French Blue from Seneca .use to cover sofa or chairs.use to cover sofa or chairs: Souk. from top European Ceramics Cavalier carpet.use for feature chair or cushions. Romo Peron. Flooring and laminate chips.use for + Rohde New York from . from Angkor chair or cushions. Celine . Mokum Balance.
cabinetry. Debbie "Nature found likes to gain in nature.H 42 habitat . the then using more of fabrics on the market. "The floor is the largest su rface area. but one also has bu rnt orange.A good way to start . blinds. to identify the various colours. Debbie has used Resene Quarter others in various proportions. we have a flower or part Here. make sure it fits in. a piece of fabric from nature: you. 1 A good way to start any interior design scheme is to find an object to use as inspiration.. most This can be the a couple window interesting with the plethora advises choosing as. is to find an object to use as an inspiration.. aspect to get right" And whatever palette to lay it alongside the colour always work well together." Colours found within th is particular Above Debbie Abercrombie has her own interior design consultancy. You will find that the colours in the environment around . these objects are never simple. they are grouped which would main bedroom. Again. kitchen cabinetry.tetuhi. say. The next step is to then match those colours to Resene shades. cushions.and overlaid the a view. In this scheme. Forget your assumptions and look hard at the object you have found. of plain neutral and sofa patterned and paint up A4 sheets of colour or buy Then put them in order of the main coverings. Debbie next her inspiratiion advises to always choose your floor coverings is never wrong.. sofa. org. ie use the whole A4 sheet for the colour/s you will use for the walls. 3. The final for component curtai ns and of your board upholstery confusinq is the and part. blue/grey Most of us would assume a shell is wh ite or cream. more casua I cl uster. be good for a smaller sitting perfect for a family room . Once your colour palette is arranged. This is the most important you choose. fabrics Resene drawdowns. COVerings. used a shell but it cou Id be anythinglof the garden. more formal cluster room or a nd a lig hter. ie those that represent the curtains. Here. she teaches interior design at Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts in Pakuranga (www. 4. then place smaller strips of the other colours on top.nz). and was a tutor for five years with the Wellington Polytechnic Interior Design correspondence course. Get the ColorShop various testpots from your local Resene fabrics. . into a darker. carpet a nd tiles. amount of space they will be in the room. while all of the fabrics work together. but this will give you a colour palette to keep referring back to.the timber. You won't actually use corresponding 5. and deep brown as well as a couple of creamy tones. 2. Debbie fabrics for all of these paints as some will only represent accent colours for upholstery or cushions. Silver Sand and Resene Sisal as her base colours . and the colour that represents the floor. it's the greatest expense and the surface you are least likely to change in a hurry. lay you r lam inate chips or composite stone samples alonqside your colour palette. cushions etc cushions and chairs. such as the kitchen benchtops. a painting. Next comes any other horizontal surfaces in the vanities and house.
U People often realise we're here half-way and wish they'd come here before starting a project. don't great renovation broaden your horizons and hone preferences ." Vicki says. Are you considering heating. and processes of which throughout: before moving onto aesthetic. lead a home project (as opposed to employing immediately apparent will be the mountain building and design magazines all have their own sites. Try www. to achieve. resist compromising design decisions about over one different of each making duration. according spaces. those who try to persuade you otherwise. how on earth do you decide? The word excitement mastermind renovation sends most of us spiraling into equal parts but successfully dream of you The selection process List exactly what to paper specific you want functional your renovation like. use of g rey-wate r. /I Think about how eco-friendly solar water an d underfloor /I your choices are. confusion Resene D Artefact Surely such exposure to choice could be stressful! result? Vicki disagrees through. stylistic preferences and may currently be ignorant Renovating is not unlike getting married.co.nz. www. note it down. optimal dou ble glazing and insulation levels' Quickly eliminate looks/styles/products you don't like. Others work. discount because this is all about you. If you really love a particularfinish stand firm and question Don't capitulate may be neither. Dream a little. www. to take home and discuss. magazine features you've admired. H products you can. I!I Naosa • Resene Resene Quarter Silver Sand words Liesl Johnstone habitat 43 . People leave with wads of search. Home. To visualise the big picture tiny details is a true art.is a visit to a Home Ideas Centre. Do you know the ideal scale of your alterations or additions' Do you have an exact figure to spend' Do Remember that details like trims and door-handles so give their selection their importance. Choose the highest-quality be stunning long-term.makeover. What did you envy and why' particular deck or piece of furniture. The centres are year-round.co. or which don't or product.nz. If you loved a A scheme can be may not last. It pays to know unequivocally what you do and don't now mayor like.one which helps to both Be happy to be individual in your taste. Decisions you didn't concerning products will be required.interiorsonline.nz and www. know about us and call in as much as a year before beginning to have ample time and space for proper planning.nz A thorough search of your own taste and motivation comes first. static home-show with no entry fee. plethora of choices. The Home Ideas Centres function rooms for the renovation'S almost like some clients' to national living sales exhibitions or luxury item to your scheme will often renovation to new heights I lift an otherwise If you and your partner room in favour can't agree. co. Couldn't Take whatever shop haul and product-sourcing and do it right. to realise that those trends you adore favoured products. Think about open homes you've visited. of information and designed around it I Spend a little internet time on interior/exterior design sites. Think about what will time is needed to do it once and marketing brochures manager Vicki Grainger. precursor . confident average due consideration you want the renovation iVlore elegant? An equally to make the space seem bigger? Funkier? and time. an a pproach that's often more successful. Commit warmth aims 'cost-effective and dread. But how to start? Trawl the Internet first? Hot-foot every weekend A thorough for months' The best beginning it around shops answer your overall aim. Adding a bold. For those of us who prefer to personally an interior designer).shoppinqinstyle.keeping it simple With so much choice in home renovation products.resene.co. comes first. for starters. search of your O\Nn taste and motivation easily and then suffer regret! set an overall style. slashing their internet time.
66. helping to reduce your heating bills and it retains the warmth of your home. 100 % wool carpet is also an excellent insulator. It's a time to create some • • Resene Cannon Pink Resene Matterhorn . one of the first places to address is your floor Is it a place you're happy to lounge about on. And what about the heating bills during the colder months? If you want to create a warm and welcoming home environment this winter. But in seekingoutthe comforts of home and literally spending more time there. having Playstation duels and Singstar competitions. with carpet layers generally happy to move your furniture about for you. We might dine out less frequently but will entertain at home with family and friends. sprawling out to read a magazine and have the children play on? Or is it a hard and noisy surface that doesn't create the sort of ambience you'd Iike? let's hear it for a return to comfort and cosinessI Cavalier Bremworth 100% wool carpet is one of the most affordable flooring options you can have ~ costing a lot less than most people think Gust make sure you're comparing prices in square metres instead of linear metres which carpet can often be quoted in ~ simply divide the linear metre cost by 3. memorable moments. It can be easily installed in a day. we yearn for the comforts of home and the cosiness of soft furnishings like carpet.advertising feature for soft floors When times are tough. During times of economic recession. The cold starkness of the minimalist look isn't so inviting or nurturing. or even playing classic board games. Eveningscan be spent lounging around watching a movie with the family. the shortcomings of your home decor are brought into sharper focus. which is the width of a rolI of carpet). staying at home and 'cocooning' becomes a dominant trend.
any style of decor. the fibres do exhibit light and dark shading effects on the floor.lower and denser carpet than its groovy counterpa rt from the 1960s.Quality pays for itself One of the most critical comparisons you'll need to make when choosing a carpet is the cost vs the return lifetime (both emotional and tangible) over your in your house. Quick do-ups for sale in cheap recent years have seen a lot of low-quality. It looks great on the day of the open home but won't becoming last the distance. PI ush pi les are very soft and velvety . They're especially in the mid-tone Combination very family and darker colours.and Just I ike velvet. cut and loop pile carpets are another way to create drama and interest on the floor and are a relatively new innovation. Loop pile carpets a variety always look smart and with to appreciate of textures and colours can enhance friendly. quickly Let's hea r it for the return of comfort and cosiness! shabby and worn. used throughout a whole This style can be house or mixed with a plush pile to create special zones of interest Cavalier Bremworth market wool has the biggest range in the a quality 100% so you can easily find carpet to suit your decor and lifestyle at a price.co. carpet insta lied.cavbrem.nz ~ 1:) CAVALIER BREMWORTH . H surprisingly affordable 0800 808 303 www. in your With the real estate boom over. A Cavalier Sremworth more wool grade extra heavy duty carpet gives you a lower and per square centimetre means than carpet which it looks better lasts much longer Tactile and sensuous is in There's no doubt there's been a return to sensuousness and softness in carpets in the past year. although more sophisticated. staying home for a much longer time is going to become the norm. It means you'll need a quality carpet now that will look good at least five years from if you do decide to sell and move on. It's important this before you buy. Cut piles are enjoying a resurgence and now they're becoming plusher and more textural. it's a Shagpile has even made a return.
46 habitat .A valuer's poor assessment didn't faze the owners when renovating this classic 1970s beachfront house.
an ensuite for the master bedroom.. The other walls are Resene Hillary. Reuben (7). house's mouldy walls and exposed ceilings were it But what really sold them were the Built in 1973. 15 months and an increase in the re-piling. clothing company a former junior All Black and founder/director of Maori Kia Kaha.. and the dynamics of the house. The latter borrowed lounge-cum-dining room. they weren't too concerned." says Lorna. > words Sharon Stephenson pictures Nicola Edmonds habitat 47 .. property they'd just bought "H e suggested we cover in the central courtyard to better connect the spaces. Logan (6) and Houston (3). Houston (3). they chose to ignore his advice and now the open-air courtyard forms the heart of ly. Besides..sene Hillary Talisman Resene • turned out to involve four extensions. Thankful . as well as dogs Barney and Trudi. space from the overly generous courtyard. and a new informal the kids. the sprawling home they share with their three sons. Not to mention and re-cladding the entire property in board and battens . a bathroom for Their brief to draftsman Ben Gilpin was clear: they needed another bedroom. The basic layout worked for us. and now provides the family with ample space to entertain. So when a valuer told them seven years ago that the beach-front had 'absolutely no flow'. Resene n Double Parchment l. "It's a classic Eisenhofe r in that it consisted of four smaller bedrooms but large living spaces." That 'tweaking' Above A gas fireplace replaces an old window in the living room while Resene Talisman provides a splash of colour to the chimney wall. Right Lorna with sons. re-wiring. home's footprint re-roofing from 490sqm to a generous 550sqm.Going against the grain has never been much of an issue for Waikanae couple lorna and Matene love. the Fritz Eisenhofer-designed badly in need of repair when the couple bought expansive. it just needed some tweaking . a property developer.J!j Re. Lorna and her husband. private beach views. Reuben (7) and Logan (6). had enough on their plates.
However. Lorna was adamant that the turquoise benchtops and joinery had to go. lrs also where colour consultant Heather Thorley suggested introducing a splash of colour. the brief was to do away with the existing 'three poky spaces' that fitted a bed and little else. so the three boys' bedrooms now sport bright walls painted in ReseneHathaway (yellow) and Resene Jigsaw (green).The one areaof the housethat managed to escapethe 51 edgehammer was the kitchen. where she and Matene usually retire after the kids have gone to bed. The couple decided to keep the existing entrance and hallway. She aIso replaced the horne's brown aluminium windows with white joinery. which added a sense of much-needed light Beyond the kitchen is the former formal dining room that now serves as the playroom and kids' television room. They achieved 48 habitat . They then added a new wing to the eastern wall containing a bathroom. In the master bedroom. so Resene Tobacco Brown was used to bring the kitch en into the 21st centu ry. On the other side of the wall is what lorna callsthe adult living room. which snakes around the courtyard. toilet and oldest son Reuben's room.
three generous skylights. to provide contrast. Below left Three poky spaces became one light-filled master bedroom. now painted Resene Martini. light-filled space by knocking down two walls and installing bathroom into the new Far left A ki d's Iivi ng area sits beyond the kitchen. the staircase took up most of the room.informalliving from the front door. and of while the wall behind it has been painted in Resene Pohutukawa The removal of a window on the eastern wall has made room for a gas fireplace. in Resene Double Parchment. Middle The dining room. is part of a large i nforma I space that's perfect for enterta in ing. meaning that it was virtually unusable. as well as relocating extension." So builder Phil Wynward re-aligned the staircase entrance. Below A sunny shade of yellow. > • • Resene Hathaway Jigsaw Hesene Hesene Martini Resene Tobacco Brown '111111 1/!11 . The addition Resene Talisman provides a splash of colour to the chimney breast wall three high windows in the adjacent wall lets in much needed light.their desire for an open. They also turned a spare cupboard a tiny. They also increased access to the space decking that leads from the . A major issue was what to do with the staircase that connects this living room with the library which enjoys impressive sea views. is perfect for the boys' bedrooms. the couple ripped out the old spa pool and extended the room. giving their home the flow it was so sorely lacking. Q When it came to the courtyard. Says Lorna: "Because of its odd shape. Resene Hathaway. windowless into a walk-in wardrobe.
Above large windows and decks respond to the house's seaside location. saysLorna." This includes using ReseneDouble Parchment for most of the interior walls. door and window frames. and ReseneDouble Napa for the doors. needed separate office spaces which they achieved by turning an upstairs sewing room into Matene's office. therefore. They both. Keep your wooden deck looking good . but with a modern twist" When it came to decorating the house. H Resene n Double Parchment L. Although it's taken some time to achieve their dream home. while Lorna opted for the office downstairs. that might have to wait unti I the boys are a bit older. she admits she relied heavily on colour consultant Heather Thorley of Colour Options. ReseneTriple Parchment for the sk..stain with its natural Resene Kwila Timber Stain or Resene Woodsman toenhance 50 habitat .J:::l Reuben's room: Resene Jigsaw Did you know? good looks. Matene combines lecturing at Victoria University with his work at Kia Kaha. But. While Lorna runs the couple's property development business from home.Get the look with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Double Bison Hide. it was such a painless process that they're keen to launch into another round of renovations which will see the kitchen/dining area further opened up. so he wasn't going to be any help I But I worked closely with Heather to select quite a neutral palette. the family says it's been more than worth it In fact. Ask Lorna to describe her style and she'll say "simple.. "Matene is colour blind.irting.. Resene Double Bison Hide Get the look with Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen tinted to Resene Hathaway.
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1\ The walls and ceilings in this solution are Resene Bianca. The fireplace wall is Resene Blackout. Quarter Grey Olive illustration Resene Q • Bruce Bryant 52 habitat .
Despite its clean lines and uncluttered glossy hide rug.fionamcleoddesign. Fiona McLeod of Fiona McLeod Design suggests this alternative scheme: phone 09 378 1818 email email@example.com.Lazy Girl chair Fiona McLeod Design www. and is an example of my passion for refurbishing furniture. white and black. character and contemporary nature. it has a richness introduced style.ign. The re-styled Lazy Girl chair introduces fun and sex-appeal.co. It's a scheme of understated glamour retro pieces of and just a little bit cheeky.nz 093781818 Based on a striking colour scheme of red.nz habitat 53 . floors. this room is full of personality. gas fire and glowing lamps. timber a bit of by the red upholstery.
Resene n Ecru White LEI illustration Bruce Bryant 54 habitat . while those beside the fireplace are Resene Woodstock. Ceilings and trims are Resene Quarter Silver Sand.A The walls in this solution are Resene Secrets.
.gascoigneturniture. Relaxed pieces of furniture.nz 092746670 Resene Si lve r San d 092746670 Q uarter Q Q Resene Secrets Resene Drumbeat .co.._ __ ___..nz habitat 55 .nz > Metal art Gascoigne Furniture www..gascoignefurniture. it can take a more such as the chaise lounge.nz 095222626 < Fijian display cabinet Why Pay More Furniture 092738877 > Fold-out coffee table Gascoigne Furniture www.countrytheme. E Resene Woodstock As the room has three high windows adventurous to let in lots of natural light..net. feeling while the recessed colour scheme. phone 09 535 9739 mobile 027 205 1949 email van rynbachs@clear..co.co.. and earthy colours help create a 'get back to nature' walls in Resene Woodstock colour difference between create a backdrop for the cabinet and console table.« Emotion chaise sofa Country Theme www.::. The the trim colour Resene Quarter Silver Sand and the main to give a feeling of increased space while the walls in Resene Secrets is deliberate Sandra Van Rynbach of Residential Colour & Design suggests this alternative scheme: wall cololjr also helps highlight the intricacies of the metal art.
making your existing House policy may cover you. When ta Iking to you r insurance company about the level of cover you involving substantial construction. however it is important check with your insurance company. the bank and. of optional it different risk. things don't damaged always go according during renovations to plan. for you remember to contact your insurance company. e. or altering an existing house. such as when you are: sum insured your insurance company's acceptance criteria. you require. who are in along with the architect. for the inspiration also important behind your home design. 56 habitat .plumber. pai nter . "AMI offers a specific policy for these circumstances because it is a different McSweeney. bu ilder. rather than your House Construction Insurance provides cover for accidental damage insurance company. plasterer. This is usually required where there is a greater risk of causing damage to your existing bouse.g. however it is important to check to ensure you have the right level. Minor work that may be covered under your existing House policy includes: • • • • • • • • relining interior walls with plasterboard stripp ing and sandi ng floors from your normal House insurance policy. If your house is accidentally incur additional • costs such as: removal of debris redesig n costs from arch itects and engineers higher construction and labour costs due to an increase in materials laying new carpet and vinyl • renovating a bathroom or kitchen • rewiring and replumbing replacing spouting building a deck • extra charges such as overtime or express delivery of materials in order to complete the project by the original finish date laying a new driveway and conditions of your policy with your A separate these costs. "10 cover you need. contractors underwritten by lAG. House Construction Policy could protect you from Plea~e check the terms current insurer. AMI Insurance offers a specific House Construction especially for customers Policy (HCP). depth of excavations and height of building • • • adding a new room extending an existing room • location of building different site. the council.it is important the process of building Available to all AMI a new house or altering customers. of insurance cover your home. ensure you clarify the following • • • maximum maximum duration of project points For more extensive projects may be required to take out a separate construction policy. While you may look to your Habitat magazine. irs or loss to your house while it is being built or altered." says AMI's Manager of Products. a new home.advertising feature it's not flnished till it's covered A little inspiration and a lot of hard work are what most homeowners say are the secrets to successful renovations. designed . e. Some builders may hold Contracts Work Insurance. of course. a property on a slope will have a adding another level to your hoCls€' risk to a property on a flat section. the that while you are renovating Whether you are building with your builder and confirm the level of cover they can offer you. John He points out that this type of policy offers a range benefits that are unique to this type of cover. covers all homes Get the right level of cover The scope of your renovations will determine what kind of insurance to be minor.g. When the renovations are considered residential use. you may During your renovations. this policy an existing home.
Make sure you contact your insurance company as you wi II only be covered for the value or floor size stated on your policy schedule. each designed to give you the protection you need at a price that suits you. For more information and a competitivie quote. Make sure your new extension is covered. call AMI today on 0800 100 200. Inform your insurance company when the work is complete. ask .you r level of cover wi II be determined by either the value of your house or the floor area of the house. Smile.e. AMI has two levels of House insurance cover.Don't assum. Don't forget about your Contents cover. the renovations are complete With the look just right. Most people find that renovations and alterations are a good excuse to upgrade or buy additional furnishings and appliances. Depending on your pol icy.you don't want to be caught short when someth i ng goes wrong. Once your renovations or alterations are complete. before you sit back and relax remember to contact your insurance company aqain. Knowing you have the right level of cover before you start your renovation s wi II allow you to concentrate on creating the perfect space to suit your lifestyle. you should revert back to a standard House policy offered by your insurer. Speak to your insurance company about increasing your sum insured on your Contents policy Whether you are renovating an inner city apartment or a grand old villa. Please ensure you read your full policy document wording to understand the terms and conditions of the cover provided by your insurer. H Above A living room is transformed with Resene Double Alabaster and Resene Half Spanish White_ D Resene White Half Spanish • • Resene Root Beer Resene Tarot habitat 57 . it is important to make sure your meticulously detailed plan includes your insurance requirements.
But choose we did. couples whose laundries were also the cattery. which made the Judging difficult. . She will use blocks of colour such as Resene Soapstone and Resene Fast Lane. the walls are to be adorned with stenciIs of clothes hanging on a line. whose cupboardstyle laundry is next to th e kitchen and will get a fresh coat of Resene Chill Out and Resene Half Spanish White. His exhaustiveresearchof appliances and paint found that Resene and Electrolux matched his family's needs for environmental awareness.wlnn tries to our laundry competiton was Qverwhelmjng but we managed to pick our winning entries. Hereaka. bathrooms and laundries. whose also is of colourful solution is inspired by the Art Deco origins of the house and the artworks of Piet Mondrian. H • Resene Delta Blue Resene 2nd prize to . a place hidden round the back of the house. Our lucky first prize winner is Alice Domett Doy. Flax hang from items that the walls for pegs and need tra nsportin g. Which is why in our last issue (Summer 08) Resene and Electrolux decided it was time to turn the spotlight on laundriesand challenge you to redesign your own. whose whimsical eco-friendly solution used black.P • Merino np Resene produces a paint specially for damp areas like laundries.the laundry A place where you go purely to do chores.le of Wellington. in the garage or in a cupboard. Hl Electrolux 58 habitat r "'nI. Resene Blue Night and Resene Moon Glow. There were large families who were in desperate need. Third prize goes to Peter Ensor of Auckland. The second prize winner Amanda Wellington. aswell as room-lots of paint from Resene_ You responded with overwhelming creativity and professionalism. depending on the su rfaces and size available. white (Resene Merino) and metallic silver paint (Resene Silver Aluminium) Once completed. It's often the neglected room of the house . and even a poor woman who had to balance between the bumper bar of the truck and a stool in order to reach the dryer.n4 'f _I'''' _ nasties in kitchens. for minimising "' .. and photographs of the renovated laundries will be published in the next issueof Habitat. Bathroom unwanted Resene SpaceCote mould inhibitor. noise control and energy efficiency. perhaps joined by Resene Pattens Blue. . Low Sheen Kitchen & and combines anti-bacterial silver protection MoulDefender perfect. and the front of the tub will have ReseneBlackboard Paint to keep the kids am used or to kites will gardening bear this week's poem. Ca rter Products Holt has Harvey also chipped Bestwood in with some free in Mist Melamine • Grey for our winner. We offered the successful participants three prizesincluding the latest washing machine and dryersfrom Electrolux.
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it's on with the lights. power to f e people As winter approaches. the running cost of each item is calculated and advice given on how to make savings. in two months time it can be quite a different story Theweather on Iyhasto tu rn a bit wet.nz and take a home energy audit You will be taken on a tour of an average house. Compare. with all the appliances likely to be found in each room. and therefore money. we're faced with that seasonal dilemma: how to effectively save power. 60 habitat . washing hung out to dry on the line and the barbecue frequently used for cooking. or even trebled by mid-winte r.. .hard truth ••. From there. plug in your heater and that bill has doubled in size. lights hardly switched on.it is possible to trim your winter energy bill without compromising on warmth and comfort So where to start? Wel. chuck the clothes in the dryer. Make sure your hot water cylinder is set at 55°(. switch on the dehumidifier. dare it be said.1before you rush to turn off the heater. then the clocks go back and. Switch to the new generation energyefficient light bulbs. the bill will be satisfyingly low However. Turn appliances off at the wall where practical. Evenwithout opening it you know that with no heating used.. Turn off your heated towel rail overnight. While most of th is energy usage is necessary. . even fun. org. You've just enjoyed another warm and lovely summer. room by room. Just log on to the Government's website www. so the arrival of your power bill is hardly going to make you bat an eyelid. for instance.it's a surprising 20 cents each wash. it can be worthwhile taking time to assessexactly how much each appliance in your house is currently costing you to run. letting you indicate how frequent your usage is. Is your washing machine always stuck on the 40"C wash cycle) See the money you can save just by changing to a 30°C wash . Consider a low-flow showerhead. the difference In price if everybody in your house has a fiveminute shower a day as opposed to a couple of longer ones. Switch to coldwash cycles for your dotheswash ing.. •• 1 . or a bath.energywise. Happily this is very easy to do and.. hey.
While not as energy efficient appliances at the wall. standby (televisions. for example. however the cost of running an old fridge (especially one more than 10 yea rs old) wh ich is un Iikely to be very energy around $300 more a year than a modern model. that a low-flow which gives the same water typica Ily of curly design. CFLs use 80% less energy than traditional times longer a good bulbs and last many. currently in the form of spotlights and downlights. household with several for a year than ability to last between 50. You may remember the early energy saving models. compared to on Iy 1000 for old style bulbs. it may I. pressure as traditional save up to $500 a year. Some of the saving tips recommended your hot-water low-flow estimated model. chargers. for reducing ventilation. Until recently with dimmer switches. eye-opener white' mood old fridges. addition project. Many people upgrade their fridge and then put the old one in the garage to use as a beer fridge and to store frozen meat. gaming consoles. can be 10. for light (skylights allow in twice as much light as vertical windows the needs for mechanical cooling of and a wide range of sizes and shapes to suit a Imost all light fitti The most compact nqs.000 hou rs of Iighti.000 hours. common fluorescent and for heat loss (Velux skylights. phone chargers. reviewing your light bulb usage is always a good idea.or to be precise the cost of running lamp (CFL). models but uses substantially less water can the current models have been hugely improved upon and can be found in Skylights can playa role in energy saving . Then there's the interesting question of whether turning off of a range known incandescent light bulbs'. where old fridges are taken away for free (they have to be in working order and at least five years old) and you get $25 towards you couldn't but this is now possible with the as 'new generation halogen your new one. Even 5°C over that will cost you an extra 5-10% more on you r energy bi II a year.The typical household apparently spends around 29% of its energy Seeing the ligllt While the National legislation to Government has overturned Labour and phase out old incandescent bulbs costs on heating water. If you're about to purchase a new fridge look for the most energyefficient models and take advantage of the Government's pilot lighting or 'cool white' for brightness. power washing machines. which were slow to warm up and then didn't always give bright enough light Never fear. better known with as LED lights. many quality CFL should give you efficient. So if you're a typical. genuinely makes a real saving. With the alarm and having to reset it each time. which so much energy.ight bulbs will be a thing of appliances on tool mean the chore of changing the past. Light emitting most diodes. like insulating your showerhead biggest savings.ng. though be aware that it takes more electricity to keep your DVD player on standby it actually uses playing DVDs. are bicycle lamps and on Just how many appliances commonly associated torches.000 and 100. but this teChnology is making its way into the don't want the hassle of switching home. microwaves. This is great to lighting 'warm and can be bought for creating for general two different household tones. th ere's another nifty savi ng of $ 100 to be made this way. you obviously which ones are practical to turn off at the off a radio yes. will cost you money to apply. The answer is definitely really depends on standby. to a It's replace them with energy-saving models. dishwashers) you could save around switching $75 a year just by getting into the habit of them off at the socket. Take into consideration wall. H habitat 61 . Unlike traditional light bulbs that waste energy by getting is why they save you use them hot. have a higher insulation Another rating than double glazed vertical windows) is fridges . habits another good one And while you're in the mood for changing to adopt is switching off heated towel • ~ Resene Resene Green Room Moonbeam words Jo Gaught picture iStock rails for part of each day. tank and pipes or changing but will also gain you the showerhead. they will still save you 30% less energy than old bulbs and last twice as long. A t present LE0 lig hting can be fa irly expensive to install but has the potential to revolutionise home lighting. energy efficient light bulb is the use in the same size). though the amount your household use as CFLs. stereos. so you can see why they ask if your water is at the recommended temperature of 55°C. CFLs run much cooler.for passive solar gain. as opposed to leaving on standby. On one hand this can seem to be making good use of old equipment.
but it's not only that. however. It features in a Wairarapa Coast bach. When Sam. /\ This bookcase cleverly combines shelves and hidden storage. to keep toy storage separate from clothes storage in the wardrobe. with help from her cabinetmaker dad. now eight. mother Michelle Elsmorefor a bunk bed. Another clever feature is V This may look like an elevated bunk-style bed.of books and bunks Clever storage ideas that have been brought to life with paint.and was designed by Michelle. The bach won an NZ Institute of Architects Resene Colour Award and uses ply and a mix of coloured laminate (the orange and green cupboard doors) and other blue doors painted in ReseneHullabaloo. With the bed being a metre wide. so the idea of a raised bed with storage beneath was born . which can be wheeled out into the room. so instead. designed by architect Andrew Sexton. her first reaction was' no'. but a clever storage pod aswell. Barry Blamey It was his idea to have the pull-out trolley. the three drawers would have been too deep for easy access. She was keen. badgered his 62 habitat . a spare bed is slotted in behind for when mates come to stay.
with shelves above. Porirua.while the cupboards are Resene Red Berry. Wel.plumbline.co. is the standard bookcase configuration where cupboards are arranged across the bottom.co. Michelle used press catches rather than handles for a more streamlined look.plumbline. IS SOLID Concept Showroom and Factory Shol 63 Kenepuru Drive. the new range of Classic. she chose to scatter the cupboards throughout the bookcase.nz to order your advance copy. and paint each one a different colour .. will be launched very soon and features heavily in our new catalogue of bathroom furniture. Resene Streetwise and Resene Highball.something that was more difficult to choose than you would think.lington T: 045689898 E: sales@plumb-line.Resene Buttery White from the Karen Walker range .. Resene Trinidad (orange).c( www. The only other furniture in the room was a desk so they needed hidden storage to be included in the full-height bookcase as well One of Michelle's pet hates. Resene Wham (green) and Resene Zomp (turquoise).Resene Guardsman Red. tapware all accessories which will be available shortl Call us on 0800 499 411 or email sales@plumb-line. however. /\ When Michelle Elsmore and her late husband Peter renovated their house. with even higher standards of quali' • SISTEMA 2009. "I drove Pete mad with my endless testpots and painted samples. Designer and Traditional bathroo furniture." The main shelf colour is the same as the room . Instead. one side of the new study ended up with a perfect bookcase-shaped space. To finish it off.nz or visit www.co.sistem I ~ THE DIFFERENCE IS SO NEW for 200! New designs and new finishes from our own new factory. ENDS of LINE~ Qusintum THE 01 FFEFlE~CE the pull-out tray which acts as a bedside table-top for drinks and books. ceramics. the bed was painted in blocks of bright colour .nz . H words Sharon Newey pictures Mark Heaslip/Patrick Reynolds .
the double living areasthat flank the open-plan kitchen space ("The kids can be in one and we can be in another! ") and details like the walk-in pantry that the couple fitted out with stainless steel benchtops and shelving found at a catering auction.. the walls are painted ReseneAcropolis (Resene Half Tea). "I fell in love with the colour of my new cardigan and told my husband I wanted to use that same tone in the kitchen. "The galley style of kitchen really works for us because it's so practical. in the couple's home in Nikau Valley." saysJacqui. the architraves are Resene Triple Tea and the tongue-and-groove doors are ReseneDark Slate. 64 habitat words Sharon Stephenson pictures Nicola Edmonds . "He wasn't too sure.north of Wellington." To complement the cabinets. with a busy household of teenagers . Hence." In fact.! It's not often that a cardigan dictates a colour scheme. " One th.it was very dark and had a totally different feel to th is kitchen. Jacqui had been working with kitchen designer James Smaling to develop a colour scheme for the kitchen.. cardigan.ing Jacqui did want to replicate from their previous home was the kitchen layout.including identical twi ns William and Michael (17) and daughter lizzie (18). but that's how Jacqui and Graham Nelson ended up with their Resene SpiruIina kitchen.kitchen rm to ki ch It's certainly a contrast from the kitchen of their last home: "That kitchen was chocolate and burgundy with grey walls .everything had to be practical. but James and I managed to find the Resene colour that matched it as closely as possible. along with a menagerie of pets . The fresh green of this kitchen was inspired by the colour of the owner's .
fisherpaykel. So she asked architect Peter Davis to incorporate a filingdrawer in the kitchen cabinetry. on the wallis would and have having no shelving above benchtop Dishwasher: Fisher & Paykel Dishdrawers Fridgeffreezer: Fisher & Paykel www. the glare would the surfaces.nz closed the space in and distracted from the lovely views of native bush and grazing cattle that the kitchen enjoys. "Having two single ovens is far more practical than the one big one we had. "I like the mix of textures and if we'd used stainless steel on all have been unbearable non-negotiable was having wide drawers level. "It works perfectly and I haven't lost a bill yet!" A keen cook. Another rr composite for the island." She's also pleased the kitchen desi gner solved the di lem rna of what to do with her collection of le Creuset cookware."It means we can leave appliances like the toaster out permanently. want to hide them away. and I'm glad we stuck to our guns on this one.co. 66 habitat . "Cupboards instead of cupboards. are just so beautiful. this pull-out I didn't "I've collected it over the years and the colours we came up with Get the look with Resene Space Cote Low Sheen Kitchen & Bathroom (walls) and Resene Lustauyl (trims and joinery) tinted to Resene Acropolis (Resene HalfTea) and Resene Triple Tea. Jacqui also wanted to incorporate the butler's sink she'd fallen in ovens rather than love with in her last home. so the kids and their friends can go in there and then we can shut the door and hide the mess!" When it came to the kitchen counters." One of Jacqui's prime bugbears was finding a place to put the mail and assorted other household paperwork. and to have two single under-bench her previous over-size oven. Jacqui opted for stainless steel on one side and a terrazzo-style besides. luckily shelf that displays them beautifully" Below Retro accessories match the mood of the kitchen.
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and black . bl ue/g rey she chose to "So many bathrooms are clinical and gloomy. by painting it in are Rather than strip this out. began renovations. a soft slate blue.white. she says." says Marg.bu. Marg and Michael Wood. I wanted it to be simple and uncluttered but friendly and welcoming. The walls above the panelling painted in Resene Seashell.so rather than have natura I floorboards.bathroom In an era when so many bathrooms with contemporary are awash with tiles and sleek A bathroom needs to be functional. paint them in Resene Black. The house is unusual . then further of polyurethane. It's a business-like room style. Mt Eden and now dubbed The Seven Sisters. Auckland's of such houses. The house had been renovated in past decades by owners who gorgeous but so perfectly in tune with the house in which it sits. Marg used it to advantage across the Tasman and merged It's one of a handful classic Kiwi villa characteristics.ilt in double brick at around Australian from builder who bought Federation them influences with 1910 by an with him added varnished rimu tongue-and-groove panelling to the bathroom. Marg was keen to keep the colour scheme simple . they wanted to modernise the bathroom but not with a clinical result. When the current owners. this renovated space is not only refreshingly but that doesn't mean it can't have character. protect them with a coat > 68 habitat . all in a row in Resene Mischka.
which has a second toilet and handbasin. A new stained glass window was commissioned from Glassworks (the same glass artists who made the Auckland Cathedral windows) to emulate a tapa pattern. the clawfoot bath is also an American Standard brand.co.www. We wanted a solid colour.got down and did it ourselves..nz Resene Sage l. The floor was possibly the trickiest aspect of the bathroom to achieve." There is also a tapa flower artwork on the wall. pampering yet practical. my husband and I.glas5Works. Although dating back to 1914..s Reserie n 70 habitat . Says Marg: "I wanted the window to be the focal point It's quite large so it needed a special treatment It works beautifully. so that is located in a second bathroom nearby. Marg doesn't rely on Just towels and the usual accessoriesto dress up both bathrooms. H Did you know? ReseneSpaceCote Low Sheen Kitchen & Bathroom combines anti-bacterial silver protection and MoulDefender mould inhibitor." Although the bathroom has a somewhat French flavour with its ornate basin and pretty collection of anti que perfume bottles displayed on a glassshelf. The whole effect is a clever blend of feminine and masculine. For example. "The resurfacing man got quite excited about it" The unusual L shape of the room left no room for a shower. it aIso has strong Pacific references. Says Marg: "We tried to get tradespeople to do what we wanted but they kept applying washes. Resene Mischka Seashe II L. an arrangement of round balls on the floor is actually made up of paperweights. Get the look with Resene Space Cote Low Sheen Kitchen & Bathroom (walls) and Resene Lustacryl (trims and joinery) tinted to Resene Mischka. letting in lots of natural light but also giving privacy. and the wrought iron table and candelabra are from French Country Collections. apparently one of onIy 14 boug ht into the country that year. We wanted to paint out the floorboards altogether. perfect for minimising unwanted nestles in kitchens. bathrooms and laundries.. so one night at 10 o'clock..El n Basin:American Standard Above A basin on a wrought iron stand adds whimsy. The gorgeous hand basin and stand is an American Standard brand bought at LG Carder.
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they are generally protected from the rain and can accumulate a lot of dirt. you probably never will. If you have off-cuts of your carpet. If your paths and driveway have become home to lichen and the like. apply ReseneDeep Clean.the house as well as your paths.such as conversation areas in your home in larger open plan areas. Don't just put them away in a cupboard. In the living room.particularly by sliding or bifolding doors leading to decks. These protect carpet. and won't dash with your existing decor. At the very least a clean and declutter wi II work wonders and once things are cleaner and emptier. If you are a hoarder. 72 habitat . it may be easierto decide on what your next step might be. Thoroughly clean everything from windows to curtains. They're also a way of covering up unsightly stains on carpet or of saving wear and tear on a much-used part of the carpet. A new rug can give a space a fresh look. Clean and declutter A good spring clean can do wonders. try Resene Paint Prep and Housewash for an instant clean of exterior surfaces. loosen the lichen. don't despair. but also can't Justify spending lots of money renovating. or else put a date tag on unused items. Or. can be used for warmth and comfort on hard flooring.rly. and leave it to do its work. Rugs are also a useful way to define spaces . Rearrange and rug up Rearrange your furniture to give your interiors a new lease on life. get rid of them altogether. consider lending things to family members who may have a use for them. If the ceiling and trims are in good condition. If you're too impatient to wait. Consider hiring a carpet shampooer regula. then just concentrate on the walls. If you've finished the outside or that seems a daunting place to start. If you have items that are getting in the way. consider getting the edges fi nished to use as mats for entry and exit points . over time. following the instructions on the bottle. If you haven't used it within six months. cleaning fingermarks off your walls inside with ReseneInterior Paintwork Cleaner can make a huge difference to how fresh your home looks. get rid of them. Charities like the Salvation Army always welcome good condition used items and many of them will collect for free. and dust in places which normally escape more regular cleaning. A good dean-out can also make you money if you sell unnecessary items on websites like TradeMe. ReseneDeep Clean will. avoid foot traffic running directly through your conversation area. detracting from the look of the room or are just collecting dust.big change for sma I change With a little planning you can rejuvenate your living space in a weekend for $200 or less! If you're tired of your current house but don't want to move in this uncertain market. A pep-up with paint One way to get a new look with minimum investment is to repaint the room. Don't forget to clean the soffits . hire a waterblaster for a day to clean the driveway and paths.
and requires minimal effort apart from some wandering around stores to find the right item. the greater the impact. The best thing about paint is that if it doesn't turn out quite as envisaged. then choose appropriate artwork or accessoriesto complement it A simple colour change on one wall can make an incredible difference to the room without a lot of work or expense. The larger the area being decorated. If you feel creative.If your room is looking a bit hodge-podge. One can of paint can go a very long way. stenciII ing or have a go at creating stripes by masking out areas to paint in different colours. which is why paint can have such a striking effect. can do wonders for the look of your room. try paint effect techn iques. If you like the frame design but are tired of the colour. create a focal point. Staining your deck and wooden furniture (or giving it a fresh coat of paint) can also do wonders for the entrance and entertaining areasof your house. consider repainting your front door. > Above Clever arrangements of accessories add interest to corners of the room. Accessorise A few cushions. you can easily paint over it Outside. use Resenetest pots to repaint them. This may be the wall behind the bed. a new ornament or vase. letterbox and feature pots and planters if you are after a quick new look. habitat 73 . Consider using a striking colour for that wall. Grab a ReseneThe Range 2009 fandeck for the latest Resenecolours plus tips on matching colours. or a fireplace wall. Or refresh your favourite photos by investing in new photo frames or switch the frames around on existing photos. garage door.
without blowing paint. Paint a base colour onto the canvas to suit the room scheme and then select some other colours for your child to work with. buy secon d-hand from garage sales or on line. to keep such a small space looki ng less In the dining and easily. Family photos and artwork can also be transferred onto canvas. you can create a whole H new look in a weekend the budget. Cover and rejuvenate If your sofa upholstery is looking tired but you can't afford to invest in new fu rnitu re. declutter. A series of canvases each may be all you colour or colours with a bold geometriC or splash pattern need to jazz up a room. tryout (see the Resene website or pick up a brochure from a Resene Colorshop) for an aged effect or crackle effect. DIY art If your walls look a little barren but you can't afford expensive artwork. Cleaning and painting the kitchen cabinetry doors and replacing the handles with something more modern may be all you need to makeover your kitchen. You prices. by canvas art companies. When hanging a mirror make sure you place it so that view . consider kids and pets as the cover or sheet can be the duvet is generally a key feature of the a slipcover. this can be done in a day with minimal some of the Resene Paint Effects techniques paint. Generally. Or remove a few doors and background or splash turn the cupboards into display shelves. if you want an antique look. Also cut the heads off tall people. 74 habitat .these small rooms don't take much to liven up. Get your children involved. Try to choose accessories that are not overly detailed. room so a new one will make a big difference Consider repainting Or tired furniture. which is considered ensure the mirror is at a height that won't bad feng sh ui! An interesting something lamp or candle selection can add interest to a space.not a blank wall or a closet door. light or cover. These can be an ideal way to create a striking work of art for the walls using favourite them away in albums and drawers. point and late in the evening make a nice change from strong overhead light. cI uttered. Whether you decide to clean. f am iIy keepsakes rather than hidin g Mirrors and lights Mirrors can make a small space seem much it reflects a pleasant larger. particularly They can become a talking if you select can bold or unique. and then repaint them. can now buy pre-primed painted a different artist canvases at very reasonable create your own. If you need more furnitu re but ca n 't afford to buy new. This is a great option for those with thrown into the wash. a new table runner or centrepiece can rejuvenate the space quickly room.Add coloured towels and accessories to a bland bathroom . either with a neutral coloured out with a bolder colour. Similarly in the bedroom.
Do something positive in your home by giving your walls a fresh new look with affordable wallcoverings. why not change your walls on the inside? Forget the negativity and gloom of the wider world. head on to other rooms of the house and try fresh designs there too. but gives a high impact result. Wallpaper is definitely back in style. Becauseit is generally small. i If you can't change the world outside. This classic stripe and modern floral from the Vision Esprit Home collection will add impact and interest for less than you think . perhaps starting with the entrance to your house.E ~F~~ Contrasting wallpaper designs in matching colour combinations freshen up a room: Endless Summer from the Vision Esprit Home collection.and it will cheer you up with its bright and breezy design. Then once you've seen the positive impact it makes. Even if you have an open plan space Resene Red Hot Resene • Sea Fog Q • immediately around the front door. and to replace.co. but now it's quick and easyto install. It's a smallish bite out of your decorating budget. H VISIC)n wallcoverings . make this one of the first spacesyou tackle.nz.vision. the entry sets the welcoming mood for you and your guests. Decide to dress up one wall or more. The Vision Esprit Home collection wallpaper designs and more are on view now at your ReseneColorShop or visit www.
floral.step by step oohlala Ros de Coek transforms a tired piece of furniture with this French-inspired paint effect. as well as one or two contrasting the hig hlig hts.something with nice shapes and forms. Th is piece uses a combination of pa int and gold leaf gilding. colours for You will need > Basecoat paint colour (we used Resene SpaceCote Flat waterborne enamel tinted to Resene Cabbage Pont) > HighlighVsecondary colour (we used a testpot of Resene Planter) > Sheets of gold leaf (available from art supply stores) and small bottle of sizing liquid > Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer (no need for sanding) > Masking tape. the type to use on painted surfaces > Steel wool > 38mm paintbrush 76 habitat . heavily distressed or just a smart simple design. Choose an interesting piece to work on for this pai nt effect . Consider where the piece will be placed then choose a colour to enhance the room. as well as gilding within a stencilled area. Don't be too concerned about competency or technique as these painting techniques are easy to master. An imaginatively painted piece of furniture will easily become the centrepiece of any room. whether you choose a whimsical theme.
Alternatively you can paint on a gold effect usi n9 Resene Gold Effects. A high-gloss. and save having to overpaint the highlights with a steady hand. Resene Cabbage Pont Resene Planter styling and painting Ros de Coek pictures Rossi Gannon habitat 77 . cut several sheets with a sharp blade before beginning so there is less wastage. Follow the instructions on the gold leaf sh eets ~ the gold leaf is applied on top of the sizing liquid. Just delicate. Step 4 > Now gdd on top of the highlight Practice first on colour. the tin. Remove any handles and hinges. If a Iittle distressing is requ ired.Step -I v Step 2 will eventually > Briskly wipe over the piece of furniture to clean off dust and grime. an sornethinq smalllike old picture frame. either directly onto the furniture or create a stenci I a nd use that for your desig n. Liberally paint any a reas to be highlighted with the secondary colour Step 3 Paint > over the entire piece with your main colour then gently remove the masking tape to reveal the highlights. See more furniture like this in Ros de Coek's stunning French-style house on page 20. rub a II over with steel wool or (very carefully) with a hand sander. Overlay sheets liberally and if applying in strips as shown here. such as Resene Aquaclear. Gilding isn't difficult. or flat polyurethane can be used to protect the painted surface. Paint with Resene Waterborne Sealer by following Smooth Surface the directions on Cover over the areas that show through with masking tape. being quite brisk. Work quickly and don't try to remove any ~ it can be gently sanded off later. This will give you sharp edges and corners. Brush off the excess leaf with a soft brush.
the collection grew to include a puriri moth with Watties peas patterning."It's like a memory box.The images arE'then hand labelled and box framed as if archived in a museum collection. She began with the monarch butterfly." Resene Bright Red Resene English Sage Resene Merino Resene Pizazz II l." she says. Also. painted with a pattern inspired by the Edmonds Sure to Rise Baking Powder packet. from prehistoric times. next to your ear as a kid and listening to them. despite being endangered.the antique-style sd-f weapons designed by Greg Broadmore of Weta Workshops. From there. I love the social historical context of these pieces.l!l fi n L~ memories are made of this Artist Philippa Bentley combines nostalgia.. screen-printed and hand-painted onto old weatherboards using colours from the Resene Heritage range . insects. "I remember holding cicadas in your cupped hands. There is a giant weta holding two rayguns . the art combines reproductions of iconic packaging with detailed images of insects. 78 habitat . artist Philippa Bentley has created an evocative series of artworks. a huhu beetle decorated with the cover of the Powell's Native Animals of New Zealand book cover and a honey bee with Beehive matches. "The giant weta is blazing on. demo materials and colour to create her unique artworks. It's sad to think it's under threat" says Philippa. Calied the Insects and Memories series.. It's a timeless creature. From an image of the large brightly coloured cut-out butterflies that used to adorn weatherboard houses in the 19505 in her head. a painted lady butterfly using the pin-up gi rl image from the World War Two B17F airplane Memphis Belle and a cicada with a radio tuner painted on its abdomen.
cleverbastards. with layers of paint peeling away to reveal the timber beneath." H • Reselle Bright Red is also known as Reselle Vermillion. The green I use is actually a blend of ReseneEnglish Sage and ReseneHighland. " The insect outlines are screen-printed. The organic nature of the weatherboard presents its challenges when screen" printed by hand. The puriri moth with 11 Watties peas design. It's like a memory box.phili. " A major source of inspiration has been the natural history and entomology departments of the Auckland War Memorial Museum." Philippa only recently took the plunge into full time art after leaving her job as a faci litator helping other artists get work. the fact that each print takes on its own life and is quite distinctive from the next.. Above ~ T.the local ReseneColorShop staff suggested the ReseneHeritage chart..co.Red" is the perfect red and Resene Merino* has that aged look. then each one is hand-painted.. the weatherboards are in various states of repair." says Philippa. "They're ideal. I liked my Barbiesbut would dam swimming pools for them in the stream! The bush.nz website. Using weatherboards as a canvas was also an extension of Philippa's earlier works.J'LJ ... They are about the natural specimen and the human input of the collector . Art of this World in Devonport. "There's lots of scope with insects..nz and on the www.a sort of layering of memories and familiarity . I mean. co. "I think the collections are so. "It's the unpredictable nature of the process that I like.a stag beetle.ppabentley. Hunted out at a local demolition yard. natu re and insects have always had a fascination for me." For those who don't like their artworks quite as rustic. When searching for the right colours to use.some from over a century ago and the social context of that time. "I grew up playing in the bush and in the stream at the bottom of our garden. . using plywood as her base.. I love the sociaI historical context of these pieces.Peoplereally respond to them in that way."All of the elements just seemed to come together.. The Resene Bright . habitat 79 . Resene Merino is also known as Resene Zinc White. "I found I was giving the sort of advice that I needed to take myself. words Sharon Newey pictures Frances Oliver Right The giant weta with his rayguns. on her own website www.' . She's also working on her next bug ." The move has been successful and she is now represented by Lane Gallery in Auckland city. Top Philippa's insect seriesbegan with the monarch butterfly painted with a Edmonds Saking Powder packet pattern . so beautiful .:. Philippa also works on paper. ~"' ~ .
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Remember to include your name. 1000 Home Ideas by Stafford Cliff is a unique source of ideas. street address and a daytime phone number Entries should be posted to: Win with Habitat competition Tangible Media. We have two tea crates to give away. Competition doses 5pm. Tea Crates Healtheries ' Kiwi' Tea Crates. and their immediate families. email address. valued at $35 each. Auckland 1245 1000 Home Ideas Whether you are a first-time buyer or an experienced homeowner. Perfect for a relaxing caffeine-free cuppa or a refreshing iced tea. habitat 83 .all you have to do is write your contact details with the name of the item you'd like to win on the back of an envelope. Simply write 'Tea Crate' on the back of an envelope with your contact details. each containing three new fabulously fruity teas . po Box 78070.FeiJoa. Prize m~y not be exchanged or redeemed for cash. Also included is a selection from Healtheries Green and Herbal tea ranges. are ineliqible to enter. Tangible Media Resene D • and their advertising agencies. DYMOCKS ~s. providing all the inspiration you will need to make the home of your dreams. limited. of Resene Paint. Grey Lynn. Dymocks Booksellers have all the DIY books you need.competition • and Tangible Media We have some I with Habitat fantastic prizes to give away . Poprock Conditions of entry: Competition is open to 'NZ residents only. Dymocks have five copies to give away valued at $50 each. To be in to win. All employees. simply write '1 000 Home Ideas' on the back of an envelope with your contact details.Golden Kiwifruit and Tamarillo with Kamahi Honey. 30 September 2009.OVF. ~ r'OOlI: !.
who now describes the garden as her 'baby'. uneven paving there. find it incredible to think that last winter. "You have to imagine as anyone to say he knows how th is will look in. The Stewart house is a gracious homestead characterised by mellow oaty-coloured stucco cladding. Vance and they Now after extensive ga. three yea rs. the property knew when she bought be extensive. professional Landscape Ltd is thinking even further landscaper Ross of Artworks ahead. Having spent several years living in a second-floor Cathy Stewart don't take gardens for granted. say. two-and-a-half years ago that renovation work would plan or logic. She and Vance raised six children in another copious outdoor space.A 'dreadful' Christchurch garden is remodeled into a soothing sanctuary. their outside reality involved little more than mud and cold temperatures. > Left A path winds between a huge urn and standard iceberg roses.rden remodeling. with some grass here. It once stood as proud mistress of a large corner site ~ possessing a typical ad-hoc garden of the type baby-boomers recall from childhood. Despite the Marriott tact this garden looks fabulously established already. before their stint of apartment big old house . For most of that time they escaped to a beautiful house and garden in Akaroa at weekends.one possessing living near central city schools. and eclectic plantings to no particular Cathy. and harks back to a gentler era. He's as qualified the lie of the land here. habitat 85 . But she's no stranger to hard work." he says. Far left An old rhododendron with its twisted trunk was the sole survivor from the original garden. central Christchurch apartment.
Cathy packed many of the more valuable garden. the Stewarts' current home had languished on the market for an entire year Not only did it need both external and internal paint. as opposed to just" a mass of flowers in summer and mud in winter" . spacethe sapping macrocarpa hedge had to go. Right Wrought iron furniture adds Iig htness to the area. inherited plants onto a trailer and donated them to a grateful son's fledgling 86 habitat . Some decisions were Simple. Other plants were "lovely. Not one for wholesale wastage.dreadfu I".Above Another urn is the focal point of the outdoor dining area. Cathy's vision was for a bounty of green structure to provide year-round substance and beauty. She knew she wou Id reincarnate garden and mentally began with a blank canvas. Cathy says. Although it possessed heaps of potential. the house's garden was noth ing short of . In their initial meetings to nut out an overall concept and plan. but just not in this garden". The huge.. Ross and Cathy thoroughly assessed both the space and the plantings.
Cathy and Ross immediately recognised one gem amidst the horticultural mix. including interesting features from every vantage point with enough robust hard landscapi ng to easily accommodate numerous guests.themmpletegarden. black Three birches were chosen for their stark white effect. enduring been under the sea for . red and trunks. It's look you get in European cities and villages." the way children she says. in a side of the house. They saw potential for it to form a natu ral division between and provide an umbrella of colour in spring and summer. Underlying lit from to dramatic hostas were similarly selected for their delicately white-edged leaves. Red accent shades will appear as the seasons change. beneath Cathy have punctuated the greenery with white. and two dark red maples standing sentinel year-round. is to age the landscape as quickly as possible. a style that's easy to live with. underta ken in six to seven week s during the bleak 2008 winter. The paving echoes the white of the roses and the charcoal of fences and mondo grasses. H must feel." In fact.one who changed him and was willing spent 'countless and whose and evolved she wanted. a compact vegetable garden by the washing here therapeutic. I also layer plants to achieve depth by using quality. Vance painted walls and dug in hundreds be an evolutionary Ross believes good design should process. Other favourites of Cathy's are her port-wine magnolias. lilt's that ancient. Nothing Jars. is the type Ross relishes most.nz become second nature to Ross." He indicates huge urns set unerringly look as if they've into the garden's hard landscaping. co. for instance. playing This is my chill-out habitat 87 . materials. hours' planning and thinking of buxus about what plants. The ability to visualise a reinterp reted ga rden and identify existing assets has lawn spaces. Ross and throughout. The relatively small garden now feels much larger than it actually is. He's been involved in the creative design process for his 25-year working life. th is pa rti cular project. zone. a style that's easy to live with. consulted Cathy He had a passionately to listen.a centu ry. a nd the comfrey carpet near the entranceway great delight in planting "I find just being sand-pit." "My approach timeless-looking and texture. Some things are now instinctive. A large old. red rhododendron flowers in spring. Wall fountain: The Complete Garden www. in both colour "Those. There will be the flame-red of Boston ivy in autumn. centrally placed rhododend ron tree with a twisted and curved trunk was a keeper. interested ideas client . enduring look you get in European cities and villages. that ancient. because not everyth in g goes exactly to plan. her conifer walk at the She's even taken line.
viburnum and bright flowers.. accident. illustration Bruce Bryant 88 habitat . Did you around know? your For a non-slip use Resene finish NonLime White L.. bromeliads. tinted your colour scheme.El home. Skid Deck & Path. to complement Resene n to reduce the risk of Available from Resene.1\ Planting includes cycads.
::1 Resene n Resene Escapade Resene Half Masala The existing design has a great use of space. J-/V/ifr phone 07 827 3593 email tkdesign@slingshot. Low-maintenance and are for the plastered walls as a weighty Tina McHarg Landscape designer Tina McHarg suggests this alternative scheme: in with the acid-etched coloured concrete evergreen palms are chosen for year-round height and structure complemented with bold foliage. a calm colour scheme and simple lines. fire.. water. stone and lush The Ecosmart fire will add ambiance for evening entertai n ing and the water sound.. Comfortable Dedon furniture will feature will provide a relaxing background encourage time spent relaxing in this space.Fish N Chips L..nz habitat 89 . bright red canna flowers and scented jasmine.. I have given the area a more exotic feel by introducing planting.co. Resene Half Masala has been chosen earthy neutral to simplify the area and tone and stonemat interest. inlay .
sunflowers. with Resene Timber and Furniture Gel. rosemary 'Mozart'.. Available in Sheer Black. Jarrah Tree and Silvered Grey from Resene. feijoa. Did you know? Rejuvenate and protect outdoor wooden furniture without Resene Breathless annoying drips of normal wood stains.J\ Plants used incllude pomegranate. crabapple. red gladioli and grape vine espalier. Kwila. illustration Bruce Bryant n l.El 90 habitat .
deep red and clear blue while the lines of the garden are kept quite crisp to complement the house. using local artists and craftspeople. many set within macrocarpa-edged square gardens.This is very much an indigenous garden. vines and vegetables.nz hebitat 91 . Aside from being able to eat the produce of the garden and pick the flowers. and is also a highly useful garden. the herbs provide an aromatic backdrop when relaxinq in the area and the flowers and fruit attract birdlife. full of fruit trees.net. The house has been • repainted in a scheme of green. The garden uses renewable timbers and porous paving materials. Jenny Horne of Jenny Horne Garden Design suggests this alternative scheme: phone 06 835 8426 email jennyhorne@dear.
Step 3 v Spread a good base of new goodquality topsoil.Step 1 Use a herbicide spray to kill off any existing lawn and weeds. Repeat step one and two as necessary. remove excess topsoil and rotary hoe the area. with the gradient running away from any buildings to allow for water runoff. Step 2 > After spraying. Leave for a few weeks to ensu re there is no fu rther weed growth. .
removing any large clumps. but avoid pooling of water ". being mindful to avoid over compressing. Add fertiliser if desired ~ consult you r local landscape supplier for the best fertiliser for the type of grass you wish to sow.co.h irepcol. Step 7 Water regularly. Step 5 v Lightly compact the area using a water-filled hand roller.Aerate the topsoi I with a cu ltivator or rake.nz. work in a metre square grid pattern. < Step 6 To sow your seed. For further information please go to WW\N. spreadi ng seed both horizontally and vertically with in each metre of the grid to ensure even coverage.__ as this can wash away your seed. -- .
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3. Peel the paper backing off the shapes and stick them down on to the frames. On the frame with the lime basecoat, we stuck down some shapes and then painted another layer of paint, allowed that to dry and then stuck down a second set of shapes to get two colours showing through later. 4. Apply the final coat of paint, over all layers of shapes. This will be the main colour that shows. Let this dry properly. 5. Peel off the shapes to reveal the colours below! On the mirror, we used craft glue to stick on the jewels for a bit of extra zing. Replace the mirror, insert photos or pictures and backing boards.
nz with hey habitat in the subject line. the magnificent replica rhino head that gracesthe wa lisof David and Bronwen Melrose's house was incorrectly attributed to Weta Workshops. A few places around Tauranga have benefited from the hard work of Peter Hardyment and donated paint from the Resene PaintWise service unwanted paint can be where returned by the public and is gifted That's a lot of paint When Corry and Jan Zeestraten repainted their magnifi.(O. The best lette r will win a Get Decorating Kit from Resene.co.cent home. I'n fact.cularly like to see any weird and wonderful ways you have used Resen I" pOI ints. Mail us at: hey habitat. Your views and news Rhino head artist In our last issue.. The piece was inspired by Tanya'sAnimal parody Dolls and her other projects include award winning garments in the world of wearable arts. htm for x 10L. hand-made by Tanya Marriott of Marmal.Andrea Dunnett Primetime habitat 97 . Reynox House in Oxford. in the form of his trusty backpack. Packing it in Architect Pierre du Toit took Resene. The circa 191 6 house has been grandly restored. Or email: advice@resene. Wellington Mail Centre. and would parti. •_.nz/paintwise.ade Monkey. New Zealand.hey habita from you. The rhino head was painted with left-over Resenetestpots in shadesof tan and umber. Someone from Resene also dropped down a few of the Resene inflatable hands for us to use which also managed to get into quite a few photos. we're considering wearing them again next year. our winner this issue. See www. to the end of the ea rth on his latest vacation on a cruiseto Antarctica last November. This cheeky corrugated iron artwork (below) is in the Alzheimers Society garden. and is set on 2903sq m of land. Wellington Mail Centre or register online. PO Box 38242. .. they built a pyramid out of the paint they used to show our local Rangiora reseller how much work they had done! It's a pretty impressivepile made up of 39 to community groups by Resene. Resene organising the sponsorship for our Sevens costumes. We had a fantastic time and received heaps of good comments about our costumes. Canterbury. Resene Habitat Magazine. It was. mare inform ation Congratulations to Peter h'ardyment. in fact. has eight bedrooms and three bathrooms. Not just the walls Just wa nted to th ank you again for We look forward to receiving your letters and queries..resene. 18 x 4L and 1 x 2L. Any community group interested in receiving paint can collect a community paint registration form from any Resene ColorShop and return it to Resene Marketing. Reborn paint One man's junk is another man's treasure. PO Box 38242.
since my Right House makeover the power bill has been reduced by two thirds! What is your favourite colour and why? I don't really have a favourite colour .grassy green. Ilike what I like. would I guess the ones which have to be grassy warm green. Our shower uses less water.ght thing.ite 98 hebitat .as long as it doesn't look too clean! doing the ri.my favourite colours Iife's a beach West Coast beaches are the inspiration behind actress Robyn Malcolm's decorating schemes. She has also become the high-profile Ri. pohutukawa and toi toi blonde. West in TV3's Outrageous a role for which she has won many awards. Actress Robyn Malcolm plays the much-loved Fortune. white-an-white? White·on·white colours kind of bore me but I can see the value in the homes.. The Right House team of experts did a makeover to keep my kids 'zen-ness' of it I occasionally like putting a few white tones together to create a peaceful look . When I heard that Right House was a company environmentally offering a way to create more energy efficient. like cool colours in the house. friendly. stormy grey. the weather. ambassador for specialising in energy efficiency systems for ls there a colour you would never use in your own home? No. orangey red.ige colours: What is your favourite decorating colour or combination of colours and why? I decorated the kitchen using a palette of colours that to me represent a West Auckland beach . TeU us about your work with Right House. a company new and existing homes. red I also have used a lot of soft blues and greens. character of Cheryl Have those chokes changed during the years? If so. U Spanish Resene • • Resene Bullseye Resene Cross Cou ntry WI. Resene Cross Country and Resene Spanish White. I was keen to get behind it I'm a busy working Right House offers people like me the opportunity warm and dry while taking a step towards reducing energy consumption. and economic mum and What do you love or hate about the recent (but waning) trend for neutral colours. the insulation keeps us warmer and reduces Bullseye. like What are your three favourite colours from the on my home and Resene The Range 20091 Resene it has honestly made a world of difference to our everyday lives. H ou r energy consu mption . warmish and be. what influenced that? No not really.ght House. and your own home. I think every colour has its place. honestly I It depends on the come to mind greys day. my mood.
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