Nothing says relaxed beach style more than a range of soft blues, pale greys and seafoam whites.
Make a handy storage trunk to put all those bits and pieces of outdoor life, from kids balls and toys, to cushions for the outdoor furniture. This one is painted in Resene Poured Milk. Rather than search the stores for pots that match your scheme, it’s much easier to just paint them. There are so many colours in the Resene paint collection, you’re sure to find one that works. These are painted in Resene Slipstream and Resene Grey Seal. Also remember to coat the inside and outside of any terracotta or porous pots with Resene Terracotta Sealer to stop moisture leaching through and affecting the paint finish.
The entranceway of this home is large enough to include a feature chair – in this case, a cool retro peacock chair, painted in Resene Coast. When painting outdoor furniture either use Resene Lumbersider (low sheen), Resene Lustacryl (semi-gloss) or Resene Enamacryl for a glossier finish.
Chucking off your shoes, parking a hat and scarf, or simply sitting down to admire the garden, nothing beats a bench seat for versatility. It can be a sitting space, or become an outdoor coffee table. This one is painted in Resene Coast.
To keep your deck looking good for years to come, use a colour from the Resene Woodsman outdoor stains range, or finish it with Resene Furniture & Decking Oil. This stain is Resene Woodsman Driftwood. If you’re worried about safety on step edges, you can use Resene Non-Skid Deck & Path, which has a gritty texture, or even Resene FX Nightlight, which glows in the dark.
Colours: Weatherboards in Resene Half Periglacial Blue. Front door in Resene Blue Night. Trims in Resene Alabaster. Peacock chair and benchseat in Resene Coast. Storage box in Resene Poured Milk. Pots in Resene Slipstream and Resene Grey Seal.
Styling by Emily Somerville-Ryan. Images by Bryce Carleton. 2019
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