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Feature walls don’t have to be floor to ceiling affairs.

Why not pick a bold colour that you love or, like we have here, match it to a key piece of furniture and create a block of beautiful colour? For this lounge, stylist Megan Harrison-Turner has picked Resene Hot Toddy, a delicious whisky gold, as a colour to match this luxe Me and My Trend sofa. Set against a wall painted in Resene Delta, the look is a little bit retro with a whole lot of glam.

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Mood board: Background in Resene Nero, A4 drawdown swatches (top to bottom) Resene Half Gravel, Resene Delta and Resene Hot Toddy. Rug from Republik Home.   Accessories: Couch - Me and My Trend Baxter Velour Mustard. Lamp, hat, books - stylist’s own.

Says stylist Megan Harrison-Turner: “Some people talk about changing a room in a weekend – here, you can change a room in an afternoon by simply painting a bold block of colour. No ladder required. It’s 70s inspired but using modern colours. And while being quite minimal, it still has an instant impact.”

The coat stand is in Resene Double Gravel, the peg stool is in Resene Half Gravel, the table top is in Resene Half Gravel with legs in Resene Double Merino.

Photography by Melanie Jenkins. 2018

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