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11 Apr 2017

You'll recognise this exquisite living room from the cover of our latest issue... painted in beautiful jewel tones, it also features a stunning floral print cleverly created using wallpaper from Resene ColorShops.

For this look, stylist Megan Harrison-Turner introduced layers of sumptuous colour, rich velvet and a nod to old-world charm. Moody and inviting, it's easy to fall in love with this living room setting. 

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  • Using dark shades of jewel tones, such as Resene Atlas, Resene Zinzan and Resene Avenger used here, makes the room feel both luxurious and cosy. All you need is a crackling fire, and you're ready to curl up with a good book and glass of wine.
     
  • With a flat wall such as this one, texture has been created through colour blocking. Megan has sliced it into three, a clear delineation between green – Resene Atlas – and the pleasing blue-purple combo of Resene Zinzan and Resene Avenger. 
     
  • The overblown floral print is echoed in the real life bouquet with matching flowers, bringing another burst of brighter colour into the living room. The print is actually wallpaper – Eijffinger Masterpiece 358000 available from Resene ColorShops. It's simply cut to size and wrapped around a canvas (available from art shops), ready to hang. 
     
  • Texture has also been introduced through accessories, from the wire birdcage to the rich velvet armchair. It's also been subtly introduced through a crackle effect on the coffee table, created using Resene Crackle effect. Click here to read more about this wondrous product. 
     
  • It's interesting to see how Megan has introduced different sorts of metals to this living room, instead of sticking to just one – gold on the armchair, a brass birdcage, and silver candlesticks. It looks natural and elegant; using a mix of collected treasured gives a feeling of 'home' rather than showroom. 
     
  • Further cementing the luxe feel is the floor painted in Resene Colorwood Greywash. Natural grains in the wood come alive with the smoky colour, and give oomph to the overall look. 

Stylist Megan Harrison-Turner created this luxe living room with jewel tones and overblown floral wallpaper (Eijffinger Masterpiece 358000 available from Resene ColorShops) as stunning artwork. Get the look with Resene Atlas and Resene Zinzan. The fireplace surround is painted in Resene Avenger.

With dark and moody colours on the walls, bring a burst of colour through artwork and flowers. The walls are painted in Resene Atlas. The wallpaper, used as artwork in this living room, is from the Eijffinger Masterpiece 358000 available from Resene ColorShops.

Megan painted the coffee table with a crackle effect for added texture. She's randomly painted a basecoat of Resene Trouble, Resene Sumptuous and Resene Energise, and then painted with Resene Crackle – click here for more about this product. It's finished with a topcoat of Resene Nero. 

The flooring is painted in Resene Colorwood Greywash, giving the room an elegant finish. The walls are painted in Resene Atlas and Resene Zinzan. The fireplace surround is painted in Resene Avenger. 

pictures Melanie Jenkins. Styling by Megan Harrison-Turner.

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