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Wabi-sabi style

From the Resene colour inspiration – latest looks gallery

Soft muted greens are the new neutral this season.

Use a two-tone approach for interest (this is Resene Bud at the back and Resene Siam on the side wall), and add deeper vegetative greens, like Resene Paddock and Resene Jurassic, to enrich the tonal appeal of the room. Burnt terracotta is a natural accent partner to greens, added here with painted pots and basketry in Resene Mai Tai and Resene Rusty Nail, as well as within the timber tones of the table. A floor in Resene Cargo is a light olive blend, neither green nor brown.

Wabi-sabi style - green on green Wabi-sabi style mood board
Wabi-sabi style mood board Wabi-sabi style - green on green
Mood board: Background in Resene Cargo, bowl in Resene Yuma, basket in Resene Rusty Nail and A4 drawdown swatches (from top to bottom) in Resene Siam, Resene Scrub and Resene Bud.   Accessories: Avenue Dining Table, Avenue Bench Seat and Sphera Ceiling Pendant from Freedom Furniture. Herringbone Bud Vase No 13 by Phil Cuttance from Everyday Needs, books, Holly Houston Bowl and Moss Stitch Throw from Paper Plane, plants from Palmers, Teresa Watson Jug from Blackbird Goods, Elements No 3 Art Print by Samantha Totty from Endemic World.

The space has a contemporary vibe, yet the colours and textures add just enough of earthy edge to keep us grounded and reminded of nature. An unexpected counterpoint is the shiny disco-ball style pendant light.

The wabi sabi look marries beautiful with the re-emergence of the artisan, someone who creates by hand and whose work bears the imperfections of being made by hand. It’s a rebellion against all of the mass-produced stuff that fills our world and our shops.

Bench seat in Resene Innocence, peg stool in Resene Jurassic, straw wall hanging in Resene Rusty Nail, stool in Resene Woodland, plant pot in Resene Mai Tai and basket planter in Resene Double Lemon Grass.

Photography by Wendy Fenwick. 2018

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