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From Habitat magazine - issue 21

A cool colour combo for any occasion.

It can be smart or casual, it can give a Scandi look, a beach buzz or a hit of French flair. Black and white is one of the most classic and versatile colour combos. Here, a monochromatic scheme of black, white and grey is given a lift with metallic accessories, as well as a beautiful Moroccan-style stencil in Resene Half Delta on the back wall (Resene Alabaster) of the cabinet.

A black and white colour scheme
Beautiful stenciled cabinet back
Accessories:  Organic Knit vase, feathers, glass dome, Hadley Iron tea-lights, antler, Karma candle plate, large Murex Ramosa shell, all from Indie Home Collective (09 524 6971). Other props, stylist's own.

The exterior of an upcycled cabinet is painted in Resene Blackboard Paint, acting not only as a handy place for family messages and notes, but also as a bold frame to the lovely collection of objects behind the glass doors.

The wall, skirting and floor are in Resene Quarter Alabaster while three vases are in Resene All Black, Resene Transmission (tall) and Resene Triple Rakaia (small round). The letter E is in Resene All Black, and the number 2 is in Resene Enamacryl Metallic in colour Resene Exponent.

Moorish magic

Add a magical twist to the back of a cabinet or bookshelf by stenciling a pattern in paint. It can be as simple or complicated as you like – this one has a lovely Moorish or Moroccan flavour and is done in Resene Half Delta on a Resene Alabaster background. The vases are also painted in Resene All Black, Resene Transmission and Resene Triple Rakaia.


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