Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84Above: Like pieces of crumbled paper, this stunning new wallpaper adds visual texture to a room. It’s from the Crispy Paper collection from Resene ColorShops. Left: Faux effects like this woodgrain paper add visual texture. It’s from the Textures collection (35328) from Resene ColorShops. Far left: Paint effects specialist Greer Clayton used Resene Resitex and Resene Sandtex to texture the wall of this garden courtyard, then painted it in an ombre of Resene Sambuca, Resene Papier Mache and Resene Martini. The hanging egg chair is stained in Resene Waterborne Woodsman Bleached Riverstone with Resene Alabaster stripes. The deer heads and stool are in Resene Woodsman Whitewash and the stool legs are painted in Resene Alabaster. The tray is in Resene Spark metallic and the pot has been textured then ombred in Resene Alabaster and Resene Gravel. The timber bench seat is in Resene Waterborne Woodsman Limed Gum and the pergola is Resene Rice Cake. Fabrics and cushions are from James Dunlop Textiles. Resene Woodsman Bleached Riverstone Resene Woodsman Limed Gum Resene Colorwood Whitewash Resene Triple Rice Cake Resene Martini Resene Papier Mache Resene Sambuca Resene Alabaster Resene Gravel Resene Spark I t’s long been a technique for stylists – layering up the shelves, placing a knobbly rug on the floor, introducing fringed cushions to the furniture, and using texture in general to create an interesting scheme. “Textures help create the mood and ambiance in a space, and invites you to touch and feel,” says Resene colour expert Nikki Morris. “Texture lifts a room from drab to fab when done the right way and in the right places.” Take a look at your favourite magazines and websites, and you’ll notice even the most pared back homes have a certain something that makes them stand out. It could be anything from a striped wall to a Bohemian assortment of cushions on the sofa, but it’s these textured details that add up to a magazine- worthy space. And it’s incredibly easy for homeowners to replicate. The magic of touch Texture in the home is commonly approached in two ways: tactile and visual. Touchable textures aren’t a new interior trend, but it’s oh-so-fashionable in home stores right now. Textured wallpaper is especially huge at the moment, says Nikki. “We’re seeing a lot of the anaglypta wallpapers from the Resene wallpaper collection returning to the mix,” she says. “Homeowners are painting them in metallic paint or semi-gloss finishes for something a little luxurious, but still textural.” Wallpaper can also be used on a smaller scale. How about using it on a bedhead board or behind glass for a kitchen splashback? The reason we’re drawn to texture is that it’s so prevalent in nature, and we feel an organic connection to it – it feels natural to extend that to our homes. Keep this in mind when shopping for home accessories. Look out for bamboo lightshades, woven baskets, tassels and fringe trims, interesting fabrics and a plush rug that looks as good as it feels underfoot. Hands on approach In the Resene range, there are products dedicated to giving added texture to homes. Resene Sandtex is a gritty coating that leaves a fine, sandstone look (instead of using plaster). It’s commonly used on masonry exteriors but paint effects specialist and artist Greer Clayton has unlocked another purpose for the product, using it to age terracotta pots, to paint over brickwork on a fireplace and to ‘grit up’ old tiles. Resene Non-Skid Deck & Path paint is also an option, with its gritty finish.“With Resene Sandtex, it’s all about layering,” says Greer. “I also use it with plaster to create some amazing stone-like effects.” Another Resene product that Greer can’t get enough of is Resene Resitex, which has a coarser effect to Resene Sandtex. “It gives instant ‘guts’ to a surface, followed by additional layers of Resene Sandtex to plump up the thickness,” she says. Resene Papier Mache 37 textures