If it all gets a bit much, retreat to a space where moody blue and smoky grey create a calming cocoon.
Don’t be afraid to venture to the dark side in your living areas – a jewel-toned paint such as Resene Zinzan will have a restful effect. Offset the deep wall shade with in-built shelving in a soothing mid-grey, such as Resene Steam Roller. Choosing hues with similar undertones allows for contrast yet keeps the look cohesive.
Accessories: (from top left) Coast Serene artwork by Greer Clayton, parnellgallery.co.nz. Pare 02 floor lamp, ,douglasandbec.com. Lounge chair by Fritz Hansen, karakter.co.nz. Sanna rug, freedomfurniture.co.nz.
Blue photographic print by Billie Culy, $500, parlourprojects.com (bottom right).
Left: Walls in Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen in Resene Zinzan; floor in Resene Lumbersider in Resene Half Gunsmoke, prepped with Resene primer/sealer and sealed with Resene Uracryl 402 Clear; shelves in Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen in Resene Steam Roller.
Accessories: Top shelf, Papier-mâché bowl, indiehomecollective.com. Middle shelf, Sumba statues, each, indiehomecollective.com. Vintage English earthenware jug, flotsamandjetsam.co.nz. Mottle vessel, freedomfurniture.co.nz. Stone bowl by Homeground, thepoiroom.co.nz. Bottom shelf, West German Lava vase, mrbigglesworthy.co.nz. Amber Glass lidded jar by Bloomingville, tessuti.co.nz. On console, from left Curator console, freedomfurniture.co.nz. Enamel candlestick, flotsamandjetsam.co.nz. Candle indiehomecollective.com. Jodhpur urn, freedomfurniture.co.nz. Serpentine bowl, tessuti.co.nz. Turkish olive oil pot, flotsamandjetsam.co.nz. In console, Tribal Deco bowl, freedomfurniture.co.nz. Books and flowers stylist’s own.
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