illustration Malcolm White Resene Double Ash Menu Concrete JWDA Lamp Luumo +61 2 9389 4830 Cane Lounger in Natural Worn Store Resene Smoulder Mountain Devil in Garnet Cushion Utopia Goods +61 2 9357 4477 Tribe Home Pia Rug in Ivory Luumo +61 2 9389 4830 Resene Colorwood Natural Brisa Fabric in Aqua by Christopher Farr Ascraft +61 2 9360 2311 Resene Silver Chalice Resene Colorwood Whitewash 53 texture and calming colours soften this room Designer Kate Bell suggests this alternative scheme: I chose this scheme because of the coastal location, using a soft, neutral palette to work in with the selected furnishings. Textural components such as the rattan panelling on the joinery and armchair, the texture of the fireplace, the board and batten panelling and the timber frame of the sofa all complement the Resene colour palette of muted green/grey tones where the walls are in Resene Double Ash and the trims are in Resene Silver Chalice. The Resene Colorwood Whitewash finish on the panelling continues the textural theme and complements the traditional beach house while matchstick blinds and pale timber floorboards enhance the look. The salmon pink stone of the coffee table and tones of sage, aqua and pale grey on the loose cushions contrast with the stronger rust-coloured fabric on the window bench seat. web