Dulux® colour ambassador Alex Fulton shows how to turn an empty corner into your own private rest stop with a bench seat and some lush paint and textures.
In association with Dulux.
Create a breakout zone in an open-plan area using colour to delineate the space. We went for a layered scheme of green on green (Dulux Katikati and Dulux St Bathans) with earthy Dulux Mirimar and mustard Dulux Waihi as the anchor – all from the Dulux Colours of New Zealand® range.
PAINT SWATCHES, FROM TOP Dulux Katikati, Dulux Waihi, Dulux Mirimar and Dulux St Bathans, dulux.co.nz.
BACKDROP Walls in Dulux Katikati and Dulux Waihi; floor in Dulux Mirimar; bench seat in Dulux St Bathans; planters in Dulux Waihi and Dulux St Bathans, dulux.co.nz. From left Icing vase, $99, boconcept.co.nz. Rubber tree, $99, plantandpot.nz. Barrel cactus (faux), $50, afdstore.co.nz. Walker pendant light, $269, indiehomecollective.com. Uncle Ian artwork by Alex Fulton, POA, afdstore.co.nz. Hola cushion cover (far left), $60, cittadesign.com. Dreamcatcher linen pillowcases by Kip & Co (orange and pink), $50/pair, afdstore.co.nz. Mustard linen cushion, $149; Black Olive linen cushion, $149; Sunset rectangle cushions, $105 each, fatherrabbit.com. Marl cushion cover (large grey), $70, cittadesign.com. Throw, $1499, plumpandco.com. Vintage gym mats, $1900 each, inthevitrine.com. Gladstone rug, $649, flooringxtra.co.nz. North dish (rose), $129; Icing dish, $99, boconcept.co.nz. Ritual incense holder, $75; Smokeless Organic incense sticks, $35/60 sticks, afdstore.co.nz. Boston fern, $27, plantandpot.nz. Tree Root urn (used as planter), $225, indiehomecollective.com. Foliage, planters, giraffe trophy and wall hanging stylist’s own.