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Keen for Kilim


From the Resene colour inspiration – latest looks gallery

Woven, natural textures – especially in fibres like sisal, rattan and jute – are everywhere, along with equally earthy colours to complement them: a myriad of greens, terracotta and blushes of warm, barely-there sunset tones like petal pink, lilac and buttery yellows.

Natural fibers lounge Mood board
Mood board Natural fibers lounge
Mood board: Background in Resene Napa with A4 size drawdown paint swatches (clockwise from top) in Resene Sambuca, Resene Sunbaked, Resene Just Dance, Resene Soulful and Resene Despacito and a vase painted Resene Just Dance.

Handwoven kilim rugs by artisans from Kabul to Casablanca are particularly popular and can be used to adorn floors and walls alike. The ones in this room are all 60-90 years old, hailing from central and southwestern Afghanistan, and play off the warm terracotta walls in Resene Sunbaked and the floors in Resene Napa. Vases in Resene Soulful and Resene Moccasin rest on a woven tray in Resene Despacito sitting atop a coffee table in Resene Sambuca. The sisal side table in Resene Rebel holds a vase in Resene Just Dance.

Snuggle in for a nap on an armless sofa like this one – its natural oatmeal colour lends itself well to being covered with cushions and cosy grey or caramel-coloured throws. In a space with this much warmth, you’ll hardly notice its winter at all.

Alternative kilm room
Alternative kilm room

Paint: Walls in Resene Sunbaked. Floor in Resene Earthen. Woven Side table in Resene Thunder Road. Coffee table in Resene Sambuca. Tray in Resene Despacito. Woven texture vase in Resene Sunbaked. Grid vase in Resene Just Dance. Large rounded vase in Resene Soulful.

Accessories: Hugo 3-Seater Sofa in Natural and Retro Arm Chair in Whitewash from Indie Home Collective, Boluch Sofrah Kilim Rugs (60-90 years old, from southwest and central Afghanistan) from Republic, Cushion & Throws from Furtex, Tray from Freedom Furniture.

Resene Sunbaked

Resene Earthen

Resene Thunder Road

Resene Despacito

Resene Just Dance

Resene Soulful

Resene Rebel

Styling by Claudia Kozub. Photography by Melanie Jenkins. 2019


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