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habitat by Resene magazine issue 31 is on its way

02 Oct 2019

Our Spring/Summer 2019/2020 issue is out now, and its packed full of fresh tips and decorating ideas, plus the latest on the colour trends that are making headlines – and some newly emerging ones to keep watch for.

Copies of the magazine will begin arriving in mailboxes of Resene DIY cardholders this week and next, with additional copies available for purchase at your local Resene ColorShop from mid-October.

Inside you’ll find seasonal ideas for styling your home, learn how to upcycle an old tyre to make an outdoor ottoman, tour some incredibly creative homes and see inspiring

Learn more about the beautiful bedroom that made our cover.

Batten down

Batten walls are a popular on trend choice, but they don’t have to surround the entire space – nor do they have to go all the way from floor to ceiling. Instead of a headboard, this bedroom uses battens to create an interesting focal point above the bed.

Oceans of light and airy white bedding has been layered with more textures and stormier shades that pull the colours of the artwork out into the room. The side table in Resene Fast Forward plays up some of the greener undertones that are present in the dark accent cushion, while the vase in Resene Mystery and the lamp base in Resene Raindance meet it halfway to bring the gap in contrast between it and the Resene White Island walls and Resene Quarter Concrete floors.

Other colours to try with nebulous greys such as Resene White Island are faded greys, green stone greys or fizzy warm whites such as Resene Quarter Baltic Sea, Resene Elderflower or Resene Quarter Emerge.

Bright and breezy, this bedroom is enveloped in a fresh palette of Resene blues, including Resene White Island on the walls, Resene Fast Forward on the nightstand, Resene Mystery on the large vase, Resene Indian Ink on the small vase and Resene Raindance on the lamp base. Each shade plays off a different coloured cushion, making for a cohesive looking space. The floor is painted using Resene Walk-on in Resene Quarter Concrete.

Top tip: If you have a favourite picture or piece of artwork that inspires you, upload a photo of it into the free online Resene Colour Palette Generator and it will suggest a palette of Resene colours to get you started. Try it out at

Waves of restful Resene blues make up the colour palette of this bedroom. Background in Resene Quarter Concrete, large vase in Resene Mystery, small vase in Resene Bismark and drawdown painted swatches in (from bottom to top) Resene Raindance, Resene Mystery, Resene Quarter Concrete, Resene White Island, Resene Liberty, Resene Bismark and Resene Fast Forward.

Get the look: Hampton Linen Duvet Cover Set in White and Hampton Linen Cushion in Cloud from Ezibuy; Baksana Euro Pillowcases in Smoke and Baksana Newbliss Throw in Smoke from Allium Interiors; Art print from Urban Epiphany Prints; Home Republic Belgian Vintage Linen Cushion from Adairs; Terrazzo Base Lamp from Kmart (painted Resene Raindance); Oak Look Side Table from Kmart (painted Resene Fast Forward) and all other props are stylist’s own.

styling Vanessa Nouwens?
images Bryce Carleton