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Habitat plus - defining the dining

In our open-plan living spaces, dining tables are often left to float, unanchored, somewhere between the kitchen and the sitting area.

In this example, designed by Wellington architect John Mills, the dining area is cleverly defined by a feature wall that grows organically out of the kitchen cabinetry. Yet this same half-wall device focusses squarely on the table with its built-in cabinetry, sparkling downlights, art space and pelmet effect.

Did you know: That the Resene Waterborne Colorwood interior wood stain range includes not only classic timber tones but also some fun and colourful stains and a mellow Resene Colorwood Whitewash?

Four colour panel
Masculine colour scheme
1. Tough and steely, the grey-green, masculine personality of Resene Chicago – used here on the half wall – is the ideal choice for an edgy almost industrial scheme that’s modern and minimal. On the main wall Resene Terrain displays its versatile qualities as a mercurial, earthy green. Resene Double Alabaster appears on the ceiling and trim; it’s a bisque white with just the smallest hint of grey.
Evoking the cool beauty of a stormy day
2.Evoking the cool beauty of a stormy day, yet oddly warm, Resene True Blue, with its gentle hint of violet, stars on the half wall in this striking scheme. On the main walls, ceiling and trim Resene Half Sea Fog acts as an anchor; it’s a barely-there black-edged white that can always be relied upon to perform perfectly. To complete the look, Resene Whitewash from the Resene Colorwood stains range gives a soft translucent finish to the floor.
 The soft earthy red introduces an almost autumnal feel
3.The soft earthy red of Resene Dynamite introduces an almost autumnal feel to this cosy contemporary dining space. Nature stars again on the adjacent wall where the classic, tranquil almost Zen-like Resene Norway gently glows. On the ceiling and trims Resene Quarter Thorndon Cream, is a clean, fresh favourite for a finish that’s crisp and classy.
Crisp, cool, yet intensely vibrant
4.Crisp, cool, yet intensely vibrant, the jewel-like Resene Blue Lagoon resonates on the half wall here while the serene, green-tipped neutral Resene Half Thorndon Cream does its subtle magic on the main walls, ceiling and trim. In this particular transformation we go one step further with the addition of Resene Pitch Black on the floorboards. This tar, creosote black is a wood stain finish from the Resene Colorwood interior stains range.

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