New products and ideas for the home.
Open your design door
Concrete and leather are the perfect complement to Resene Sea Fog on these new doorstops by Sally and Jess from Chalk Design. Hand crafted and painted, these solid concrete creations will add colour and style to even the dullest door frame. Doorstops are the perfect addition to your bach, hallway or front door. Chalk Design finish their range of homewares with Resene Clearcoat UVS sealer so they are made to last. See www.chalkdesign.co.nz.
Treat your plants
Matt finishes are so on-trend, and embracing that look are these new ceramic plant pots from Palmers. They feature a velvety matt finish and come in white, black, grey and beige. The collection includes hanging terrariums, planters, bowls and vases. See in-store or www.palmers.co.nz.
Great furniture design happens when form and function are in perfect harmony. The New Zealand made Sadie lounge suite, new by Danske Mobler, impresses in both respects. Its unfussy lines are modern and the comfort level is high. The suite can be customised in your choice of fabric. See www.danskemobler.co.nz.
Shimmer and shake
In her latest wallpaper range, designer Candice Olson has created designs with a sophisticated palette of soft muted tones accented with her signature patina of metallic shimmer. The Modern Artisan collection, available at Resene ColorShops, features enchanting parabola patterning and inspired geometrics. This design is Flourish.
Store that solar
Battery storage is set to revolutionise the world’s electricity industry as it lets homeowners use electricity generated by their solar systems rather than sending it back to the electricity grid. And for local solar system owners, one of the world's coolest batteries, the LG Chem RESU, is set to land here in late 2016. Visit www.harrisonsenergy.co.nz.
Most trusted again
Resene was proud to be named Most Trusted Paint Brand for the fifth year running in the Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands survey results. Thanks for your ongoing feedback which helps Resene to continually improve. Resene always welcomes your thoughts – simply email email@example.com or fill out the feedback form.
Store 17 is a Scandi-inspired gift and homewares store in Sumner, Christchurch, continually developing new ideas and products. All of the wooden and concrete products are made locally and finished in Resene paints, like these teepees, cross hooks, and shelf featuring Resene Black, Resene Black White and Resene Galliano. See www.store17.co.nz.
Going grey’s okay
Is that whitewash too pale, but the black stain too dark? Now there’s a happy medium with the new on-trend Resene Colorwood Greywash. Resene Colorwood Greywash can be used on everything from interior wooden flooring, to walls, furniture and more. It's available in two standard finishes or you can create your own greywash intensity by applying tinted Resene Colorwood stain first, then over-coating with Resene Colorwood Greywash. Available from Resene ColorShops and selected resellers.
Bold and beautiful
Inspired by a range of vibrant Resene colours, designer Christina Clarke created her Puhoro Furnishings collection of cushions and lampshades, featuring classic Maori motifs and available in six colours. They join other M.A.D. Maori Art Design products which celebrate New Zealand’s indigenous heritage in a contemporary way. See www.maoriartdesign.wordpress.com.
When waffling is good
What says comfort more than cotton waffle bedding? These Abode Deluxe Waffle duvet cover sets use a larger, deeper waffle for added luxury and texture, and come in four fashion colours – White, Blush, Denim and Duckegg (illustrated above). Co-ordinating European pillowcases complete the look. Available at Briscoes in all standard sizes. See www.briscoes.co.nz.
The Resene top 20
Blackened-off whites have taken out the top three spots in the latest release of the Resene Top 20 colour list. Long-time favourites Resene Spanish White (and variants), Resene Tea (and variants) and Resene Pearl Lusta are still going strong. And for the first time, a wood stain, Resene Pitch Black, features in the top 20. Resene Pitch Black is a popular option for exterior weatherboards and fences and is available as a Resene CoolColour™ option to reduce heat and stress on the substrate. See the Resene Whites & Neutrals colour chart and The Range Whites & Neutrals to view these colours or try them out for yourself with a Resene testpot from your local Resene ColorShop or reseller or online.
1 Resene Alabaster, 2 Resene Black White, 3 Resene Sea Fog, 4 Resene Double Alabaster, 5 Resene Quarter Tea, 6 Resene Half Tea, 7 Resene Half Black White, 8 Resene Half Spanish White, 9 Resene Quarter Spanish White, 10 Resene White Pointer, 11 Resene Rice Cake, 12 Resene Spanish White, 13 Resene Pearl Lusta, 14 Resene Merino, 15 Resene Tea, 16 Resene Quarter Thorndon Cream, 17 Resene Pitch Black, 18 Resene Half Thorndon Cream, 19 Resene Black, 20 Resene Half Alabaster.
Walk-on goes clear
While concrete is often seen as an easy care surface, it can be affected by engrained dirt, moss and mould. Protect exterior concrete surfaces with the new Resene Walk-on Concrete Clear product range, made from tough waterborne resins to give maximum abrasion resistance. For a glossy ‘wet-look’, Resene Walk-on Concrete Clear Wet Look is a solventborne gloss clear which penetrates to highlight the colour patina of concrete. Available from Resene ColorShops and resellers.
More than just glass
Today’s double-glazed joinery is more than just two sheets of glass. New technologies keep adding to their efficiency, as with the Solace Low E high performance glass from Fairview Windows. Its virtually invisible coating makes the most out of natural light, letting the sun’s heat in but preventing it from escaping. It adds up to a home that’s more comfortable to live in, all year round. Visit www.fairviewwindows.co.nz.
Mix and match
One is a quatrefoil geometric and the other a whimsical floral but together the new Primo and Anya collections from Maurice Kain create a dynamic botanical duo. Designed and coloured to mix and match, the ranges are seen here in colours Spring and Sky, which would co-ordinate perfectly with walls in Resene Endeavour. See www.mauricekain.com.
If classic chrome just doesn’t suit your style, meet Buddy, an entire collection of bathroom, shower and kitchen tapware, in 12 stunning finishes that include two coppers, three brasses, black, white and more. Designed in New Zealand by Plumbline and made in Italy, the Buddy collection lets you create an individual and up-to-the-minute bathroom or kitchen space. The design itself is simple and well-proportioned, letting the finishes truly shine. Available from bathroom showrooms nationwide, see www.plumbline.co.nz/buddy.
Capture the allure of the tropics with the new Ashford Tropics collection, available at Resene ColorShops. Envelop any space with bold banana leaf and palm prints that seem to sway with the trade winds. Choose Chinoiserie-styled depictions of exotic lands, or whimsical water-coloured flora where pigments merge from light to dark. This design is Bamboo Trellis (AB1821).
New, even tougher paints
Harder to damage and easier to clean – Resene has toughened up its popular Resene SpaceCote family of paints to make life easier for everyone. Resene SpaceCote comes in two sheen levels. Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen is designed for use on interior walls, including wet areas, while Resene SpaceCote Flat is for interior ceilings, including wet areas; it can also be used on walls for a flat finish. Both come in a huge range of Resene colours and are Environmental Choice approved. The paint also comes in kitchen and bathroom variants with anti-bacterial silver and MoulDefender. The improvements don’t stop there. Resene Zylone Sheen has also been reformulated to produce very low odour and a tougher, robust paint with excellent washability. Available from Resene ColorShops and resellers.
Glowing in the dark
Resene FX Nightlight is a waterborne glow-in-the-dark paint designed to shine after the lights have gone out. It’s ideal for safety signs, children’s areas, step edges and more. It glows in the dark by night, and shows as pale yellow by day. Available from Resene ColorShops and resellers.
Mid-century lines, luxury leather and a vintage look – the new Sabina Armchair from Artwood has it all. Made from exquisite buffalo leather, which is thick, rich and full of character, the chair is perfect for dining, casual living or at your desk. Contact 0800 ARTWOOD or visit www.artwoodfurniture.nz for stockists.
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