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that holiday feeling

From Habitat magazine - issue 19

Whether the look is beach, bach or tropical haven, use colour to brighten up your summer.

Beachy blue colour scheme

Get the beachy blues

The Cape Cod look continues to be popular but rather than pale seawashed tones, try stronger blues and aquas. Drag out old boxes and baskets and give them a lift with paint – then sit back and imagine the salty tang of the coast. The wall is painted in Resene Meltwater. Lusty's Lloyd Loom Manchester chair is in Resene Captain Cook. Floor in Resene Double Bianca. Crate from Junk & Disorderly in Resene Double Bianca, Resene Breeze and Resene Seeker, basket in Resene Waterfront. Resene Curtain Collection Harmony Voile in Blonde.

Accessories: Rug, assorted shells, and Turkish towel as part of two-piece set, from Indie Home Collective. Blue linen cushion, and small printed cushion, from Madder and Rouge. Glass bottle, and blue tealight, from Republic Home. Other items, stylist's own.

Candy coloured bach

Candy coloured scheme

Soft candy-coloured tones are perfect for a retro look at the bach this summer, and perfect in the kitchen with the wealth of colourful cookware now available. Paint jars, the tops of wooden spoons, tables and chairs... Wall in Resene Divine, shelves in Resene Melting Moment, table from Junk & Disorderly in Resene Reservoir, pink jar in Resene Glamour Puss and orange jar in Resene Guggenheim. Resene Curtain Collection fabric Abstraction in colour Flame.

Accessories: Artisan Kitchen Aid, from Milly's Kitchen and scales, from Forma. Rice ceramic mugs, aqua Rice ceramic jug, mint Rice cutlery set, mint Rice ceramic lunch plate, Rice ceramic dinner plate, from Allium. Pink cake stand, and Robert Gordon pink bowl, from Republic Home. Painted wooden spoons, from Indie Home Collective.

Tropical sanctuary

Tropical colour scheme

Fresh greens, pops of bright Eastern-inspired colour and delicate palms – all we need now is a cooling drink and a dip in the pool. The texture of some of the painted elements like the wall and the day bed, add depth to the scheme. Wall painted in Resene Spring Fever. Water hyacinth seat in Resene Limerick and bamboo table in Resene California, both from Junk & Disorderly. Oak flooring finished with Resene Colorwood stain in Resene Walnut, then finished in Resene Aquaclear. Large pot in Resene Smitten and small pot in Resene Tweet. Resene Curtain Collection Garden Party in colour Flax.

Accessories: Buddha head, hand-printed striped orange cushion, and green glasses, from Republic Home. Tropical leaf cushion, from Forma. Rhapsody orange towel, from Allium. Green linen cushion, and pink velvet cushion, from Madder and Rouge. Plants from Kings Plant Barn, St Lukes.

Stockists: Allium,, 09 522 1062. Forma,, 09 368 7694. Indie Home Collective, 09 524 6971. Junk & Disorderly,, 09 480 9010. Kings Plant Barn St Lukes,, 09 846 2141. Lusty's Lloyd Loom,, 09 629 0026. Madder and Rouge,, 09 522 1062. Milly's Kitchen,, 09 309 1690. Republic Home,, 09 361 1137.

styling: Claudia Zobuk
pictures: Melanie Jenkins, Flash Studios

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