A modern take on an old favourite: terracotta.
This tone-on-tone living space harks back to the retro appeal of the early 2000s when terracotta was big. This contemporary interpretation takes rosier versions of terracotta, in rich saturated tones, and brings them together for a scheme that’s at once eye-catching and luxe, but also soothing and organic.
The pale floating shelf in Resene Quarter Tea, the dusky green stool in Resene Woodland and the crate in Resene Gingko add a sharp contrast to the background palette of Resene Apple Blossom walls, a Resene Wax Flower floor, and a Resene Sebedee door. The bowl is in Resene Yuma, the stool in Resene Woodland, the crate in Resene Gingko, the thin vase in Resene Just Right, and the tea-light holder in Resene Pale Oyster.
This colour scheme plays off the plushness of a velvet chair with the naturalness of foraged objects like the twigs, the colour and texture of the stool and the earthiness of the little jug and bowl.
The deep shelf has a dual purpose – use it for display or as a casual desk top.
Photography by Wendy Fenwick. 2018
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