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Succulently lined

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Whether you’re a proper plant lady or lad or simply wish you had a green thumb, there is no wilting or overwatering this succulent-inspired mini mural.

Created with a continuous line in Resene Midnight Express, this wall in Resene Rice Cake with tongue-and-groove panelling in Resene Smoke Tree has been completely brought to life.

Take the look a step further by making a companion piece of artwork using testpots in Resene Mariner and Resene Alabaster in a frame painted in Resene Midnight Express. The floor is finished in Resene Colorwood Mid Greywash timber stain, the shelf, side table and coaster are in Resene Bunting, the coffee table and round vase in Resene Felix, the tall woven vase is in Resene Grey Olive and tiny bud vases are in Resene Grey Olive and Resene Bunting.

Paint a mini plant mural Plant mural mood board
Plant mural mood board Paint a mini plant mural
Mood board: Background in Resene Colorwood Mid Greywash with A4 drawdown paint swatches (from left to right) in Resene Smoke Tree, Resene Rice Cake, Resene Midnight Express and Resene Mariner, tray in Resene Bunting and vase (clockwise from top centre) in Resene Grey Olive, Resene Felix, Resene Smoke Tree and Resene Bunting.
Plant mural on lounge wall
Plant mural on lounge wall

For a similar look, you could create a painted rug using high-quality masking. Draw your design out first on paper, then measure and mask where you would like your painted rug to sit. Just like with a real rug, it’s a good idea to have part of it extend under a piece of furniture so that it doesn’t feel like your painted rug is floating off into space. For similar colours to this woven rug, start with two basecoats in Resene Dusted Blue and then add details in Resene Rice Cake.

Paint: Wall in Resene Rice Cake, Tongue-and-groove panelling in Resene Smoke Tree, Floor in Resene Colorwood Mid Greywash, Continuous line mural (succulents) in Resene Midnight Express, Shelf in Resene Bunting, Coffee table in Resene Felix, Side table in Resene Bunting, Frame in Resene Midnight Express, DIY artwork in Resene Mariner and Resene Alabaster, Large plant pot in Resene Felix, Rounded vase in Resene Felix, Tall woven vase in Resene Grey Olive, Short plant pot in Resene Grey Olive, Coasters in Resene Bunting, Bud vase in Resene Grey Olive, Tiny bud vase in Resene Bunting.

Accessories: Audrey 3 Seat Sofa in Dark Blue Velvet from Nood; Kemala Floor Rug (300x200cm), Voygue Basket Large, Rogue Taro Plant, Rogue Areca Palm from Freedom Furniture; Cushion covers, throw, brass candle holders, brass keepsake dish and brass bookend from H&M Home; All other props are stylist’s own.


Styling by Laura Lynn Johnston. Photography by Bryce Carleton. 2020

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