There is a good reason classic designs are called timeless.
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These colours and shapes evade the normal waxing and waning of trends because they quite simply always look good, no matter what year or season it is. However, it doesn't mean that classic designs don't continue to evolve. Today, traditional colour palettes and motifs are being blended with more pared down, contemporary forms rather than overly fussy or shapely furnishings, resulting in a hybrid style. Perennially popular hues like dusty blues, greys and whites such as Resene Duck Egg Blue, Resene Forecast, Resene Regent Grey and Resene Sea Fog continue to endure in these settings, with carefully curated pops of hues like red, periwinkle or navy, such as Resene Fahrenheit, Resene Ship Cove and Resene Blue Night, being used to add extra style points and interest.
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Resene offers a range of home décor fabrics designed to work with popular Resene colours. The Resene Curtain Collection includes fashionable stripes and patterns through to neutrals designed to complement a wide range of colour schemes – available from Resene ColorShops and selected curtain specialists.
*Get the look of a hotel at home with a sophisticated and classic Resene colour scheme paired with high quality bedlinen, a supple rug and other luxurious details that'll encourage you to linger in bed a little longer. Wall and tray in Resene Atomic, wall design, floor and bedside table in Resene Half Concrete, vase in Resene Gecko and bowl in Resene Fahrenheit. Linen from Ezibuy, lamp and rug from Freedom, cushion from Nood.
Most of today's popular colours and design influences may hail from the 1970s, but there are other trends that have come from much further back in time. Mid-century modern design remains a timeless era to emulate and chic Art Deco-inspired shapes that were popular in the 1920s and 30s continue to be desirable for decorators. But now, even earlier periods are also making a comeback, with Arts & Crafts and Victorian-era details finding their way back into our homes. Textured anaglypta wallpapers and motifs that hark back to William Morris and Frank Lloyd Wright are poised to have their own resurgence. Go for age-appropriate greens like Resene Midnight Moss and dark stained timbers that emulate oak or walnut such as Resene Colorwood Dark Oak and Resene Colorwood Bark to embrace the look.
Mid-century modern design
Hallmarks of the Art Deco period
It is becoming increasingly common for homeowners to seek out creative solutions to a lack of walls and division within their open plan spaces.
While walls can block the flow of traffic and natural light, moveable screens and dividers offer up a flexible solution to creating temporary 'zones' or a layer of privacy when you or your family members need to get stuck into work at home or homework. Outdoors, permeable screens designed with slits or louvres can help provide a moderate amount of protection from wind, sun or rain without completely cutting off airflow.
Wall, floor and divider frame in Resene Half Scotch Mist with divider panels in Resene Wonderland, Resene Half Scotch Mist, Resene Flax, Resene Elephant, Resene Lemon Twist, Resene Paua and Resene Leather. Ottoman from Contempa.
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