1 living room, 3 looks

02 Apr 2015

Jan Warburton’s Wanaka home, which features in our Autumn/Winter 2015 issue (available to read here), is a bold mix of bright and neutral colours and grunty textures.

As we do every issue, we had two experts suggest an alternative scheme to one of the rooms. Here are their designs.

Do you have a home full of wonderful Resene paint and colour? Send us some snaps by emailing editor Sharon Newey on [email protected].

The original scheme – neat and neutral

living room, lounge, neutral paints, interior design, neutral living room, ceiling

Less brightly-coloured than the rest of the house, walls in Jan Warburton’s living room were purposely kept neutral. Painted in neutrals Resene Craigieburn and Resene Quarter Craigieburn, the walls draw attention to the art patron’s vast and varied art collection.

pictures Photograph by Marina Matthews

Mix and match

living room, lounge, grey feature wall, interior design, timber floors

This scheme, suggested by Resene colour consultant Nikki Morris, is a fun and quirky take on the living room space.

Nikki suggests ever-popular Resene Quarter Alabaster on the walls and ceiling to emphasise the soft but beautiful statement wall in Resene Triple Rakaia. Colourful accents such as the couch and vase mirror tones in the artwork and help complete the overall look.

To visually lead the eye from indoors to outdoors, Nikki suggests staining the timber floors in Resene Colorwood Rock Salt. 

pictures Styling by Nikki Morris. Phone: 09 529 4760; email: [email protected] Props: Designers Guild Gibson Chair from Allium Interiors; Galileo floor lamp and shade from Lighting Plus; Ali Gulec Vintage Art Print from Collected by LeeAnn Yare; Pelludo rug and Kolmio cushion from Nood; Madras Link Ginger Yellow Cushion from The Design Store; Carson coffee table and Compac Melody Shelf from Farmers; yellow vase from Typo; Harley Bulldog candle from The Clever Design Store; Resene Curtain Collection Pause voiles in Pewter.

Watching the sunset

living room, lounge, pink feature wall, pink and grey, interior design

The home’s Wanaka location inspired this alternative solution by Annabel Berry, of Design Federation – a place which, she feels, evokes memories of sunsets over the lake.

A feature wall in Resene Pink Terrace brings in a sense of warmth to the space and is combined with Resene Ditto alongside grey, white and metallic accents.

To lift and lighten the ceiling, Annabel suggests painting the timber with Resene Colorwood Whitewash. The floor is stained with Resene Colorwood Silvered Grey, and the creamy rug softens the look.

pictures Styling by Annabel Berry. Phone: 03 434 5749; email: [email protected] Props: Indivi Corner Sofa from Bo Concept; Makus artworks from Endemic World; Ash Wood Peacock chair from Housekeepers Design; Brass Coffee Table from Douglas and Bec; Tom Dixon Copper Shade lights from ECC Lighting; Lightly Hanging Copper Planter and Bonnie and Neil cushions from Collected by LeeAnn Yare; Moroccan gold pouf from Let Live; decorative arrows from Onelee NZ. 

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