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Resene – paint project, from Homestyle magazine

Everyone knows the best baches are simple, nostalgic and low-maintenance, and with a few licks of paint, yours can also be super chic.

Chic Bach

A Scandi-esque look

The stylist says...

  • This Scandi-esque look is easily achieved with just a few tonal colours. Earthy shades like Resene Half Stonehenge and Resene Dusty Road pair beautifully with plywood.

  • Take the rustic chic of plywood walls up a notch with a coat of Resene Colorwood Whitewash, which retains the natural beauty of the timber’s grain.

  • Crisp white Resene Soapstone floors are modern and practical, and provide a counterpoint to the detail in the wood.

  • Create an elegant artwork by painting pieces of fabric with Resene testpots, then layering them in interesting compositions. We used sewing-pattern pieces to form abstract shapes. Cut and remove any excess fabric, then place your work in a wooden frame; choose one with a white mat board to enhance the effect.

  • Update the classic bachy blend of pre-loved odds and sods with pared-back designer furniture and artisanal statement pieces.

As wood as it gets

Let New Zealand meet Nordic in your material palette too. Team painted or stained plywood walls with an oak table and objects made from different types of native timber. Add extra texture and softness with sheepskins.

BACKDROP Wall in Resene Colorwood Whitewash; floor in Resene Walk-on in Resene Soapstone. Top photo: FROM TOP LEFT DIY artwork in Resene Half Stonehenge, Resene Dusty Road and Resene Dover White,. Edge frame, A2, Contrast light shade, Originals Stacking chair by Ercol, Tapered Leg II table, Bowl stand by Walk in the Park, Candelabra by Walk in the Park, Conical Funnel Neck vase, walkinthepark. Shearling sheepskin by Natures Collection, Maine bench seat, Candles and foliage stylist’s own.

Styling: Juliette Wanty. Photography: Wendy Fenwick. 2018

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