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Colour guru and interior stylist Alex Fulton works her magic on the madras link ponte brass console table from ballantynes against a backdrop of Resene Double Kalgoorie Sands and Resene Eighth Kalgoorie Sands.

Neutral sand colour palette and painted mural

Neutral sand

Natural and lighter tones are not just for sunnier climes or sun-filled days – here, I have brought these natural sandy Resene hues into a winters feel with multiple textures and warmth. Layering your space with tones and textures in the same family of colours adds instant 'toastiness' to your interior. The wall features irregular incomplete circles that add interest to a plain wall and provides an organic backdrop to a simple space.

Bold as brass

Simple and stylish – this side table is an easy piece of elegance to add to a hallway or entrance area or living space. Its brass finish easily complements many colour palettes, and its detail of the modern arch makes it a timeless piece.

Versatile vessels

Add candles or LED-charged lamps to these striking lanterns, and it's an instant glow-fest. On the ground or on a tabletop, these arched cut-outs add immediate interest and light for any space inside or out.

Neutral sand palette and accesories
Bold as brass / versatile vessels

Nordic warmth

Vessels and tray
Tray and display

Nordic warmth

The caramel tones and long hair of these Icelandic Sheepskins add instant texture and warmth. Drape over a couch, a footstool or the floor to establish a cosy corner or setting. Sheepskins are perfect for these cooler days and can be swapped out for lighter fabrics when the weather changes.

Tray and display

This versatile tray can be used to cluster some favour objects or used (as in this setting) as an objet d’art – using it on its side adds height to your display of adornments.

Neutral Sand: Madras Link Ponte Brass Console; Pottery Barn Woven Seagrass Round Tray; West Elm Ceramic Cutout Lantern Geo White Glazed Stoneware 12 Inch from Ballantynes; Tuscan Vase Cream; Modern Sand Vase; Sea Coral Décor from Casual and Country; Zoe Small Timber Tray; Zoe Ring Stand Country Road; Caramel Icelandic Sheepskin XL from Corcovado; Resene Double Kalgoorie Sands and Resene Eighth Kalgoorie Sands.

Alex Fulton brings layers of serenity to the madras link ponte brass console table from Ballantynes with Resene Green House and Resene Amulet.

Green on green colour palette with wall mural

All the greens

Green is not just for plants and nature – bringing green indoors can also create a calm and soothing space for indoor living. Considered the most restful colour to the eye, it brings a sense of freshness and harmony and generally makes you feel emotionally safe – perfect for these short wintery days. Instead of having a plain wall of green, add some geometrical shapes in a darker Resene colour to create interest and depth

Plaid back

Keep playing with colour with the rug you choose for the space – keeping things tonal will be playful and considered.

Natural light

Not all light has to be from the ceiling or downlights – having mood lighting from a standard or table lamp will help to make your space intimate and interesting. It instantly creates a more casual and relaxed vibe while highlighting areas of interest.

Crafty planting

Use planters like these to add texture and different heights to make interesting vignettes. Mixing up shapes and adding living plants will give an added depth to the space you are decorating.

Green plaid rug
Plaid back

Green toned lamp
Natural light

Concrete textured plant pot
Crafty planting

All the Greens: Madras Link Ponte Brass Console from Ballantynes; Dayze Tall Planter Sage; Dayze Round Planter Sage from Casual and Country; Ico Traders All Day Tray from Icotraders; Città Moon Table Lamp in Ivy from Cittadesign; Wooden Mountains from Henry Trading; Dilana Twill Rug in Green from Dilana; Arnold Circus Stool in Green from; Snake Plant stylists own; Resene Green House and Resene Amulet.

July/August 2021

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