b'alternative solutiondesert chicsoft, sunset shades meet luxe old world glamourDesigner Becky Lee suggests this alternative scheme: If I had to create a hashtag for this design, I think #desertglamchic would fit it! My starting point was the artwork, Midnight at the Oasis, which has been used as the inspiration for the hand-painted tiles across the back wall. For me, the desert evokes images of the muted tonal colours of rocks and minerals, and shimmering mirages. The varied finishes from the high-gloss Resene Rocky Mountain floor to the brushed brass accents reference the mirage while the panelling brings in a luxe old world aspect. The cabinetry is finished in Resene Despacitothe softest bone-meets-pinkand Resene Smoothie, which is earthy and complex. A large veined Caesarstone benchtop adds a mineral element while the barstools playfully contrast the hard lines and repeat the circular motifs of the sun design and cupboard handles.phone 021 668 740 web www.beckyleeinteriors.co.nz Resene Rocky MountainPerrin and Rowe One HoleSink Mixer with WhitePorcelain Levers in Satin BrassIn Residencewww.inres.co.nz09 309 3023Resene Half BlancLight Grey New AntiquesResene Barstool from Moooi SmoothieECCwww.ecc.co.nz09 379 9680Semi Circular Hammered Moon Solid Brass Cabinet Handle Statuario Nuvobefore Above: Beckys eclectic design is a study in contrastsold meetsillustrationIn Residence Benchtopwww.inres.co.nz Caesarstonenew, light meets dark, curved meets angular, matte meets gloss, andMalcolm White 09 309 3023 Resenewww.caesarstone.co.nzcasual meets chic. The result is a warm and welcoming space, andDespacito 0800 303 606the custom, hand-painted tile mural is a stunning standout in Resene Half Blanc, Resene Influential, Resene Shabby Chic and Resene Soulful. Resene Rocky Mountain on the floor grounds the spaceResene while the Resene Eighth Blanc ceiling provides lift. Resene DespacitoInfluentialand Resene Smoothie bring a sense of softness to the cabinets, despite their sharp lines, while the hanging smoked glass shelf creates intimacy without closing off the space. Range from Eurotech Design, drawer pulls from In Residence, antique food bowls and vase (on shelf) from Corcovado and blinds from Artisan Collective.top tip Custom tile muralinspired by original artworkThe new Resene AquaLAQ range is a full system especiallyMidnight at the Oasisdesigned for kitchen cabinetry, furniture and joinery withSamantha Elisedurability and authentic colour in mind, including a completehellosamanthaelise@gmail.comReseneReseneResenewaterborne system of sealer, colour coat and Environmental Shabby Chic Soulful Eighth Blanc Choice approved clear coat. See www.resene.com/aqualaq.52 53'