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From Habitat magazine - issue 19

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

Striking in stripes

When a Habitat of the Week email newsletter went out in May, you loved this image (left). It's of Melanie Arnold's hallway in her Christchurch home, and cleverly uses a Resene wallpaper (Room 20 8803-69) hung side-on, so that the stripes run horizontally not vertically. Melanie then painted an old sideboard in Resene Onepoto and set it against a wall finished with Resene Enamacryl Metallic in Resene Silver Aluminium. The trims and ceiling are in Resene Quarter Black White.

Bold stripes - home walls

Pops of colour

By far the most visited page on our website featured this wonderful home, hidden in the bush on the coast north of Wellington. Designed by William Giesen of Atelier Workshop, the exterior is clad in aluminium with shots of bright yellow Resene Supernova. Inside, it uses plywood extensively finished in both Resene Rock Salt from the Resene Colorwood interior wood stains range and Resene Aquaclear waterborne clear urethane.

Vintage kitchen

Vintage style

Any feature on kitchens is always popular. As an expensive and complex room to renovate, we do a lot of research. Tie that interest to the current trend for anything vintage, and that will be the reason this feature project was so popular. This room has a wonderfully atmospheric retro industrial feel with a striking feature in aged recycled oregon planking alongside walls painted with Resene Bluegrass. Designed by Donna Allen of The Space Within in Australia, it also incorporates an old industrial bench from a Singer sewing factory. Go to to see more great features on homes as well as current colour and decorating trends. And if you have a home that makes wonderful use of Resene colour, drop us an email to

Colourful home

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