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A den for everyone

From the Resene colour inspiration – latest looks gallery

This beautiful serene space has been created to be an inviting and comfortable escape that’s refreshingly gender neutral.

Just a quick change of the focus artwork shifts the room subtly from more of a 'she-den' to a 'he-den'.

It might seem an unusual way to think about a space but there are key times when a room that appeals to as many people as possible is important. In a shared office, for example, as this room could be, it really needs to be a space that whoever needs it, want to spend time in to get that work done.

Shades of green and chair Mood board
Mood board Shades of green and chair
Mood board: Background in Resene Colorwood Greywash, vase in Resene Peace, boxes in Resene Silver Chalice and Resene Permanent Green, A4 drawdown paint swatches in (from left, anti-clockwise) Resene Peace, Resene Permanent Green, Resene Family Tree, Resene Aura and Resene Rivergum.  Accessories: Harrison Armchair from Nood, Anglepoise Type 75 Mini Desk Lamp from Citta, Sofia Print by Linn Wold from Popmotif, Arro Vase in Sage Green from Shut The Front Door, Stationery items and magazine file boxes from Kmart, Grey chair, hourglass and geometric wall art, stylist’s own, Glass crafe and glasses from Allium, Geo wall sculpture – Stylist’s own.

This lush jade green space with its walls in Resene Mother Nature has the feel of a warm tropical jungle escape. The layers of green accessories throughout the room from the darker Resene Permanent Green and Resene Family Tree to the grey-green of Resene Rivergum and the pale Resene Peace on the desk chair, all enhance that feeling.

The delicate and streamlined design of the furniture in this space means the use of Resene Noir never becomes over-powering. It emphasises the drama of the green walls, without weighing the room down.

Study space in green
Study space in green - option

The floors are stained in Resene Colorwood Greywash for a relaxed, textural anchor to the room. Extra texture also comes in the velvet armchair and the leafy green plants for a look that is warm and inviting.

Accessories in greys such as Resene Silver Chalice pull it all together to create a space that is not too warm, not too cool, but just right.

Paint colours: Walls in Resene Mother Nature. Floorboards in Resene Colorwood Greywash. Desk top, bookshelf and large planter in Resene Noir. Chair and vase in Resene Peace. Pen pot, book ends, round box and plant pot in Resene Silver Chalice. Boxes on shelf in Resene Permanent Green (big), Resene Rivergum (medium) and Resene Family Tree (small).

Resene Mother Nature

Resene Colorwood Greywash

Resene Noir

Resene Peace

Resene Silver Chalice

Resene Family Tree

Other ideas to try:

Resene Elderflower

Resene Colorwood Whitewash

Resene Thumbs Up

Resene Fast Forward

Resene Raindance

Resene Thunder Road

Resene Poured Milk

Resene Artisan

Styling by Vanessa Nouwens. Images by Melanie Jenkins. 2019

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