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The Resene Classic Collection is a selection of favourite Resene colours that people are drawn to time and time again and they’re sure to please even the most discriminating of tastes – but, just because you’re using classic colours doesn’t mean you can’t work with them in a contemporary way.

This lounge strikes an ideal balance between trendy and timeless, with colours from the Resene Classic Collection blended with today’s popular pinks and greens. Each of the colours within the room was inspired by the paint used in the artwork so that the whole space would feel cohesive.

Lounge Mood board
Mood board Lounge
Mood board: Background in Resene White Pointer with vase in Resene Just Dance, coasters (from clockwise) in Resene Karaka, Resene Bud and Resene Soothe, and A4 drawdown paint swatches (from top to bottom) in Resene Karaka, Resene Bud and Resene Pewter.

The top half of the feature wall is painted Resene Pewter and the bottom half is in Resene Karaka to provide a sense of grounding without making the lounge feel too dark. The outside of the tall bookcase is painted soft Resene Soothe, including the front edges of each of the shelves, while the inside is painted Resene Eagle. Within the bookcase, an assortment of vases, bowls and planters have been painted Resene Karaka, Resene Pewter, Resene Soothe, Resene Bud and Resene Just Dance to directly connect them to the artwork.

To echo the visual texture of the artwork, plenty of soft tactile textures have also been brought into the space, including the velvet sofa and cushions, a woven cotton throw, a knotted berber rug and fresh plants. Together with the colour scheme, they work together to build an especially cosy space to relax after a long day.


Paint: Top half of wall: Resene Pewter. Lower half of wall: Resene Karaka (painted 1.5 metres from floor). Floor:Resene White Pointer. Coffee table: Resene Bud. Tall bookshelf: Resene Eagle (inside) and Resene Soothe (outside). Striped plant pot: Resene Karaka, Resene Pewter and Resene Bud. Round bowl (on coffee table): Resene Just Dance. Coasters: Resene Karaka, Resene Soothe, Resene Bud and Resene Pewter. Small round bud vase: Resene Pewter. Small side table: Resene Just Dance. Tea light candle: Resene Karaka. Round small vase: Resene Just Dance. Footed dish: Resene Karaka. Ribbed plant pot: Resene Karaka. Texture bottle vase: Resene Soothe. Tall vase: Resene Pewter. Small flat dish: Resene White Pointer.

Accessories: Paper Bark Framed Canvas, Indira Cotton Blush Throw, Montpellier Cushion in Sage, Sovereign Velvet Linen Cushion in Sage, Velvet & Linen Square loden Forest Cushion, Blanket Stitch Persimmon Cushion, Velvet Lumbar Cushion in Olive Green, Aura Nude Velvet Cushion, all from Shut the Front Door, Hamal Floor Rug and Rogue Ficus Tree, both from Freedom Furniture, Café Mug and Cotton Velvet Rectangle Cushion Cover in Thistle from Citta, Green Velvet Cushion, Soho 3-Seater in Taupe, Soho Daybed in Taupe, all from Me and My Trend, Small and Medium Hexagonal Pots from Kmart, All other props are stylist’s own.

Resene Just Dance

Styling by Vanessa Nouwens. Photography by Bryce Carleton. 2019

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