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Habitat plus - wanderlust

Travel the world… at home.

Seeking cultural connection and a change in routine from the hum-drum of everyday life, this look is all about escapism. Even if we can’t physically roam, our minds certainly can, gathering up the casual vibes of far-flung places as we dream of adventure.

Cultural touchpoints and nomadic sensibilities are reflected in ethnic prints, artisan crafts, tropical motifs and indigenous art as well as spicy colours, spring greens, plummy browns and sea blues. It’s off-beat and bohemian, certainly not matchy matchy.

Open your home and heart to travellers from off-shore, share good food and friendly eclectic spaces, and learn of new places to explore and communities to enjoy.

Contemporary Moroccan feel / tropical courtyard
Left: Give your living a twist of contemporary Moroccan with walls in Resene Quarter Truffle, a daybed in Resene Monkey, lantern lights in Resene Half Thorndon Cream, planters and a coffee table in Resene Always (top) and Resene Balance (base). The floorboards are Resene Colorwood Greywash.

Right: A tropical courtyard with a wall textured with Resene Resitex tinted to Resene Tana, and Resene Sandtex tinted to Resene Merino. The decking is painted Resene Double Sea Fog, the far wall is Resene Karaka and the pots are in Resene ASAP, Resene Citron and Resene Hideaway.

A tropical inspired bedroom - escape
A tropical-inspired escape with walls in Resene Half Opal, a chair in Resene Surf Crest, and side tables in Resene Half Cut Glass, Resene Secrets and Resene Kandinsky.

Balinese-style garden
A Balinese-style garden by designer Ron Dykman with a house exterior in Resene Coyote, pergola in Resene Treehouse wood stain and trims in Resene Coffee Bean.


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