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Habitat plus - nature baby

Ground yourself in this hurly burly world.

As we look for authenticity in a world where we feel pressured into quickly casting off one trend in favour of another, we are choosing to wrap ourselves in grounded tones, soothing textural finishes, timbers stained to bring out the beauty in the grain, and dusky greens. We are creating simplified interiors with a more rustic, homely feel. They feel honest and true.

Try deep golds, rusty browns, soothing terracotta and warm creams layered with texture, stained timber, plants and artisan products. Tactile fabrics like chunky handmade knits, woven lampshades, baskets and knobbly rugs soothe us while we take the journey back to nature.

Did you know... that Resene wood stains are available in handy testpots for trying out or using on smaller projects? Use Resene Colorwood wood stain for interior projects and Resene Waterborne Woodsman for exterior projects.

Plywood kitchen
A kitchen designed by Sarah Burrows uses a wheaten Resene Haystack wall to complement rather than clash with the plywood cabinets, which are protected with Resene Aquaclear. The right-hand wall is Resene Half Villa White.

Left: A wall panelled in timber stained in Resene Colorwood: Resene Tiri, Resene Limed Ash, Resene Bleached Riverstone, Resene Smokey Ash and Resene Colorwood Greywash. The side table is Resene Colorwood Tiri.

Right: Go contemporary country and cosy with walls in Resene Road Trip, floor in Resene Colorwood Bark wood stain, a fireplace in Resene Dark Side, magazine rack ladder, basket and picture frame in Resene Truffle, tall vase in Resene Castaway, side table in Resene Gumboot and decorative logs in Resene Calibre, Resene Castaway, Resene Entourage and Resene Alpaca.

Left: An earthy, tranquil bedroom with walls in Resene Calibre and floor in Resene Wan White. This bedhead is stained in Resene Colorwood Meranti, with a bench seat in Resene Toffee, rope side table and ladder in Resene New Denim Blue, the other side table in Resene Delta, the vase in Resene Dark Side and the basket in Resene Rascal.

Top right.
Resene Desperado is a gingery brown, with a wild edge. Try it with dry olives, deep blacks or dark greens such as Resene Half Evolution, Resene All Black or Resene Karaka. Bottom right: Resene Miso is a salty soya bean green. Try it with swamp browns, henna oxides or dusky khaki such as Resene Half Lignite, Resene Stetson or Resene Cobblestone.


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