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Habitat plus - alfresco charm

With its clean-cut lines and minimalist decoration, the roughcast finish on an original Art Deco style dwelling is the perfect canvas for showcasing colour.

Along with its handsome outdoor fireplace and its sunburst motif, it can be transformed simply, quickly and relatively inexpensively – just as often as the desire for change comes over you!

Did you know: That if you don’t like the more industrial look of block walls or want to replicate the stucco look, you can add subtle texture with Resene Sandtex Mediterranean effect? It’s also ideal to help hide less-than-perfect surfaces and comes in two grades – Standard and Superfine – which are both available in a wide range of colours from the Resene Total Colour System.

Four colour panel
Summer glowing colours, outside living
1.Luminous and cheering in the late summer sunlight, this home has been painted with Resene Half Thorndon Cream, a rich, full shade that catches and reflects light from dawn until dusk. The windows, sills and door are in Resene Alabaster, a perfect, silky white, and the outdoor fireplace blends neatly into the overall scheme with its Deco-inspired sun burst motif and rounded shoulders. It’s also painted with Resene Half Thorndon Cream.
Cool and mysterious in sea-fog, outside living
2.If you like the idea of decor that’s cool and slightly mysterious, you’ll love Resene Sea Fog, which adorns these walls, hugging the clear-cut shape of this home and highlighting its best features. Resene Half Friar Grey, a solid and versatile colour, is perfect for the trims and fireplace while Resene Quarter Ironsand on the window sills and roof enhances this classic and timeless colour scheme.
Smokey and serious, outside living
3.Going smoky and serious, this scheme uses the strong bold blue-grey shade of Resene Mako for the main body of this home. Softened by the amiable zinc grey Resene Regent Grey for the fireplace, it creates a scheme that’s very on-trend with the current popularity of blue-grey tones both inside and out the house. At either extreme of the strength spectrum, Resene Mystic, which is a pale esoteric grey, is used on the windows and door with the deep charcoal Resene Foundry on the capping board of the roof.
Spicy desert inspiration, outside living
4.Giving this area a burnt desert-inspired twist of spicy terracottas, Resene Kalgoorie Sands is a light sienna brown used for this home. Reminiscent of Mediterranean or Mexican environs but also inspired by the red-gold colours of Australia, it’s joined by the warm caramel tones of Resene Toffee for the fireplace. Resene Blank Canvas is a chalky calm cream for the windows and door. All you need now are generous servings of tapas and tequilas for a fun night alfresco.

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Updated 2/17

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