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She sheds of sanctuary: Resene


Enter the She Shed: A space for women to immerse themselves in activities that bring them joy. While the word shed may suggest a shabby chic sort of space – there is no limit to how luxurious or humble your hideaway can be.

Styling Annick Larkin | Photography Melanie Jenkins

In this She Shed a statement floor in Resene Half Villa White with stripes in Resene Thunder Road, Resene Jailbreak, Resene Memory Lane, Resene Unwind and Resene Rococo sets the stage for a creative crafter.

Pops of colour, a mix of patterns and a hint of glitter add to the relaxed vibe of a laidback and leisurely hobby space. The timber pegboard is painted Resene Half Villa White so that it blends in with walls of the same, while the shelves and pegs are in Resene Noir to contrast sharply.

The surrounding hand-painted faux frame is a fun and quirky idea for bringing attention to elements in a space.

Likewise, colour coding can help identify where different types of tools and craft provisions can be found.

Paint storage boxes in an inspiring spectrum of colours using Resene FX Chalkboard Paint or Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen.

These finishes work as a chalkboard, so they can be written on with chalk and wiped clean with a damp cloth.

Mood board: Background in Resene Half Villa White with stripes (from top to bottom) in Resene Jailbreak, Resene Unwind, Resene Memory Lane and Resene Rococo and A4 drawdown paint swatches in (from front to back) Resene FX Rose Gold, Resene Unwind, Resene Jailbreak, Resene Memory Lane, Resene Rococo, Resene Thunder Road and Resene Rice Cake. The large mason jar is painted Resene Irresistible, small mason jar in Resene Ethereal and box is in Resene Noir with Resene Rice Cake polka dots.

Get inspired at your local Resene ColorShop, www.resene.co.nz/colorshops.


 

Simply a-door-able: Resene


A mini mural doesn’t have to be relegated to your walls. It can be on a door, floor, ceiling, dresser or other piece of furniture – and it can even break the boundaries of a single area to spill onto another.

Styling Laura Lynn Johnston | Photography Bryce Carleton

This otherwise neutral entryway has been injected full of personality thanks to a graphic hand-painted mural on the back of the door in Resene Double Foundry, Resene Sante Fe, Resene Dust Storm and Resene Galliano.

And, just by swapping out the background in Resene Double Foundry for Resene Double Alabaster, you can create a totally different look. Another idea is to paint each side of the door in two different colourways using the same palette and pattern.

Make this simple organiser to hold all the accessories you need for your comings and goings by painting a 120cm length of wooden dowel in Resene Double Foundry. Use thick cotton string to create a hanger by wrapping and tying it around the end.

Then, tie one end of several lengths of string and evenly space them along the length of the dowel. Paint a handful of clothes pegs to match your colour scheme and use them to clip lightweight items like hats, gloves and scarves.

Mood board: Background in Resene Quarter Ironsand with A4 drawdown paint swatches (from top to bottom) in Resene Double Foundry, Resene Quarter Bianca, Resene Dust Storm, Resene Galliano and Resene Sante Fe, vases in Resene Galliano (left) and Resene Dust Storm (right), pegs in Resene Sante Fe, Resene Double Foundry and Resene Galliano and hangers in Resene Dust Storm and Resene Double Foundry.

Get inspired at your local Resene ColorShop, www.resene.co.nz/colorshops.


 

Style stencilled in: RESENE


Virtually endless in its versatility, stencilling is unmatched in its ability to produce a big effect with very little effort. In this room, stencilling triangular tiles has achieved a casual look with a bit of Mediterranean feel – not unlike the tiles you might find in a Greek or Italian trattoria.

Styling Melle Van Sambeek | Photography Bryce Carleton

Since many of today’s homes – especially new builds – don’t have a separate formal dining room, it’s left up to the homeowner or decorator to create a dining space within an open plan.

In some layouts it isn’t much of a challenge, but others need an element like a large rug to create a cohesive dining area.

Here, by choosing to stencil the rest of the Resene Elderflower floor with Resene Peace – except for beneath the dining table – the negative space left creates the effect of a rug to delineate the dining area.

Silver sage greens like Resene Peace, which was also used on the walls, have a restful vibe, which makes them a natural choice for a space you want to relax and spend some time in.

Resene Elderflower, with its fizzy yellow undertone, is another warm and welcoming choice for a dining room – and the ideal complement for yellowed greens like Resene New Leaf, used on the coat rack and skirting boards, and Resene Smoothie, seen on the tall vase and the woven pendant lamp shade.

 

Mood board: Background in Resene Elderflower with stencilled ‘tiles’ in Resene Peace, A4 drawdown painted swatches in (from right to left) Resene Smoothie, Resene New Leaf, Resene Elderflower and Resene Peace and vases in Resene Peace (left) and Resene New Leaf (right).

 

Get inspired at your local Resene ColorShop, www.resene.co.nz/colorshops.


 

Trending to terracotta: RESENE


Bitter orange terracottas have become the hottest trending hues around. Rooms painted and decorated entirely in warm colours look dramatic, but layering them with muted greens, romantic pinks, yellowish brown and elegant greys adds next-level sophistication to a modern interior.

Styling Gem Adams | Photography Wendy Fenwick

 

In this decadent-looking lounge, the back wall is painted Resene Dark Buff while the shelf wall in front of it is painted Resene Korma to provide depth.

To provide levity, the floor has been kept light in soft Resene Eighth Drought, a taupe stone hue, while the coffee and console tabletops have been painted the fibrous brown Resene Twine.

Similarly spicy shades like Resene Rusty Nail and Resene Café Royale lend themselves beautifully to desert pinks, beigey blushes or earthy olives like Resene Just Right, Resene Bone and Resene Hemlock balanced with toasted browns like Resene Lone Ranger, Resene Jambalaya and Resene Sambuca.

Combine them all in a bedroom, lounge or dining area for a scorching hot look.

Even if you don’t consider yourself to be much of an artist, try creating a simple artwork using Resene testpots on high-quality paper to tie any room’s colour scheme together.

The piece in this room was created using Resene Korma and Resene Gold Coast with details in permanent marker. Or, enlist the kids’ help.

Even very young children can create some spectacular abstract artwork. Who knows, it might even be worth something one day!

Paint: Back wall in Resene Dark Buff; Shelf wall in Resene Korma; Floor in Resene Eighth Drought; Coffee and console tables in Resene Twine; Tall vase in Resene Alpaca; Short vase in Resene Gold Coast; DIY artwork in Resene Korma and Resene Gold Coast; Ladder in Resene Chelsea Gem; Peg stool in Resene Santa Fe; Candle sticks in Resene Mai Tai; Big bowl in Resene Cod Grey; Jug vase in Resene Raptor.

Get inspired at your local Resene ColorShop, www.resene.co.nz/colorshops.


 

Make way for a Memphis revival: RESENE


Just like that old adage goes – everything comes back around. Once laughed off as one of many crazy choices of the 1980s, the loud colours and zany patterns of the Memphis design movement have snuck their way back into the Zeitgeist.

 

STYLING LAURA LYNN JOHNSTON PHOTOGRAPHY BRYCE CARLETON

 

This radical throwback bedroom pays special homage to the Memphis movement.

The walls are painted Resene Kandinsky with a grid in electric blue Resene Wet N Wild.

The easiest way to achieve the effect is to paint the wall in two coats of Resene Wet N Wild first, then mask off the grid using painter’s tape before painting a couple of coats of Resene Kandinsky over top.

The tape can be carefully removed once the wall is touch dry. Invest in good quality tape for the best results and use a utility knife along the edges of the tape for extra clean lines if you are concerned about the top layer of paint lifting.

Resene Wet N Wild has been continued from the base of the grid on to the floor while the plant pot and vase are painted Resene Jalapeno to play off the reds in the artwork.

The bedside table is in Resene Secrets, a paler and greyer shade of green than Resene Kandinsky to help it contrast the main wall colour, with a drawer in Resene Wet N Wild so that it still ties in well to the theme. The lamp and picture frame are painted Resene Half Black White.

The grid pattern has also been taken on to the duvet cover, pillow and cushions to create a sense of repetition while the ficus adds some freshness and greenery to break up the space yet still feeling undeniably 80s in its own right.

With its eye-popping colours and distinct illustrative style portraying one of the most popular icons of the era, the Bowie Art Print by Anna McKay fits the scheme perfectly and ties the whole look together.

 

Mood board: Background in Resene Wet N Wild with A4 drawdown paint swatches (from left to right) in Resene Half Black White, Resene Secrets, Resene Jalapeno and Resene Kandinsky and a vase painted Resene Jalapeno.

 

Get inspired at your local Resene ColorShop, www.resene.co.nz/colorshops.


 

Hair Colour Newbie: Surreal Hair


You’ve scrolled Instagram and picked through Pinterest to find your dream ‘do – but can the image translate to real life? Surreal Hair and Beauty’s Michelle Marsh gives us the low down on what to consider before colouring.

 

THE STYLE: Balayage and Foilage is where sections of the hair are painted with lightener then colour. It gives a beautiful low maintenance look which is extremely popular, especially with younger or first-timers, says Michelle.

Balayage and Foilage can be tailored to suit both the hair – and budget – of the client. Using just the right amount of colour in the right areas can be more fashionable and on trend says Michelle.


THE STYLIST: Experience is everything when it comes to colouring hair, and Michelle ensures all her team are qualified to the international Redken Colour Certificate in both Balayage and Foilage. The team have experience with different hair colours and length. Surreal Hair and Beauty is a large and diverse team who work with customers of all ages.


THE UPKEEP: Michelle says it is important to use salon products for aftercare, as these will protect both your hair and the colour. Your hair stays healthy, it aids the longevity of the colour and helps it grow out naturally.


Book an appointment with Cherise, Majenta or Ashlie to receive $50 of your first appointment. Check out their work on Instagram at @ashlierosehair @majenta_ kennedyhair @cherise_jayne


 

Modern Reds: RESENE


This boldly beautiful space showcases the new trend for striking reds, which, when contrasted with other bold shades and natural textures create an exotic Pasifika look, by way of Morocco.

 

 

On this side of the world, with our clear, bright, natural light, we have traditionally opted for bluer, deeper reds such as the Resene Dynamite used here on the lower wall.

By pairing it with a truer red such as the Resene Poppy seen here on the upper wall, the overall effect is much less oppressive and in fact opens the room up.

Further layering of red tones with the floor vase painted in Resene Raging Bull, the shelf vase in Resene Moccasin and the exotic earthy toned rug, all create a frame which can be filled with contrasting tones and textures.

Red tones in this room are dramatically combined with a blue floor painted in a base colour of Resene Wishing Well, also used in the matching side table.

The use of an overlaid stencilled floor pattern in Resene Time After Time is a clever way to add texture and interest to the space, cooling down the reds, while still enhancing their impact.

Elegant furniture and accessories in natural tones and textures, work in perfectly with these dramatic background colours, adding a lightness and simplicity, without sacrificing style and elegance.


 

Going Green


In our fast-paced, modern environment, it’s not surprising that we’re increasingly seeking to create an oasis at home where we can escape the stress of the world and technology. Green may be exactly what you need to do just that.

 

Colour psychology experts will tell you the lush colour engages the senses and symbolises life, growth and renewal, thanks to its association with nature.

In the rules of feng shui too, green represents renewal, fresh energy and new beginnings.

Gender-neutral and universally-loved, green is a great option for those who aren’t afraid of a burst of bold colour.

ADAIRS DALI OTTOMAN

 


 

Dark and stormy: RESENE


Moody navy blues that look like they came straight out of the Mariana Trench, such as; Resene Twilight Zone, Resene Bewitched, Resene Wishing Well and Resene Submerge are making waves in the interior design world. When paired up with equally dark and stormy greys like Resene Dark Web, Resene Suits and Resene Quarter Bokara Grey, you can build up a deeply layered look – especially in a bedroom. If done right, the result is sure to make you want to dive right into bed and stay there until winter’s over.

 

STYLING CLAUDIA KOZUB PHOTOGRAPHY MELANIE JENKINS

 

Cloudy greys and moody blues are layered sky high in this sophisticated master bedroom, while brass details and ochre velvet chair provide a touch of warmth to balance out this otherwise cool space – creating the perfect place to seek shelter from temperamental winter weather.

The Resene Quarter Emerge walls bring levity to the dark tongue-and-groove paneling in Resene Indian Ink and keep it from being overpowering.

The flooring is in Resene Half Chicago – a smoky grey – while the bedside table looks bold in Resene Wishing Well.

The small angular vase is also painted Resene Wishing Well, the white vases are in Resene Poured Milk, the tall blue vase is in Resene Meditation and the shorter blue vase (with twigs) is in Resene Remember Me.

Pile on charcoal-on-navy-on-charcoal bedding and finish with a soft, low-pile rug in steel blue.

If an ochre-coloured accent chair isn’t for you, try one in an equally vibrant contrasting colour like aqua or coral.

Mood board: Background in Resene Half Chicago with A4 drawdown paint swatches (clockwise from top left) in Resene Remember Me, Resene Quarter Emerge, Resene Kind Tide, Resene Wishing Well and Resene Poured Milk. The hexagon vase is in Resene Wishing Well and the skinny vase is in Resene Remember Me.

 

Art Starter: RESENE


While there will always be artistic styles that experience waxing and waning popularity, the artwork you choose for your space should feel very personal. Whether you opt for an investment piece or simply want to display an item that holds sentimental value, the key is picking something that really speaks to you –
or you at least enjoy looking at.

 

Styling by Kate Alexander | Photography by Bryce Carleton | **

 

Once you’ve found something that you really love, why not use it to inspire a colour palette for the room in which you’ll be hanging it?

In this space, not only does the repetition of the same colours across a number of different surfaces create a sense of rhythm, so do the many horizontal lines.

By painting the lower portion of the wall in the same mid-value colour as the artwork – in this case, Resene Aviator – it grounds the artwork more than had it been displayed just on a wall painted from top to bottom in Resene Triple Alabaster, which was used for the top section of the wall.

On the floor is lighter Resene Romantic, though it isn’t a colour directly used in the artwork, it feels enough the same that it still works with the palette while also acting as a point of difference from the rest of the scheme.

Smaller accessories and accents in Resene Aviator, Resene Cornflower, Resene Torea Bay and Resene Sail finish off the look.

It’s common for homeowners to want to hang their artwork quite high on the wall.

However, you shouldn’t be afraid to hang artwork – especially larger pieces – lower on the wall, which will allow you to view the details comfortably at eye level.

After all, artwork that can’t be seen properly can’t be enjoyed properly!

Get inspired at your local Resene ColorShop, www.resene.co.nz/colorshops

** Artwork: Calm of the Sea/ Laolao by Alice Berry  (aliceberrydesign.com)

 

Background in Resene Romantic with A4 drawdown paint swatches in (from left to right) Resene Triple Alabaster, Resene Cornflower, Resene Aviator and Resene Sail, tray in Resene Cornflower, boxes in Resene Aviator, Resene Cornflower, Resene Triple Alabaster and Resene Torea Bay and desk accessories in Resene Torea Bay.