If it all gets a bit much, retreat to a space where moody blue and smoky grey create a calming cocoon.
In association with Resene.
Inspiration Blue photographic print by Billie Culy, $500, parlourprojects.com.
Paint swatches Resene Zinzan, Resene Steam Roller, Resene Half Gunsmoke, Resene Half Bokara Grey, Resene Coffee Break, resene.co.nz.
ABOVE, FROM TOP LEFT Coast Serene artwork by Greer Clayton, $4200, parnellgallery.co.nz. Pare 02 floor lamp, $1560, douglasandbec.com. Lounge chair by Fritz Hansen, $2900, karakter.co.nz. Sanna rug, $649, freedomfurniture.co.nz.
Don’t be afraid to venture to the dark side in your living areas – a jewel-toned paint such as Resene Zinzan will have a restful effect. Offset the deep wall shade with in-built shelving in a soothing mid-grey, such as Resene Steam Roller. Choosing hues with similar undertones allows for contrast yet keeps the look cohesive.
BACKDROP Walls in Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen in Resene Zinzan; floor in Resene Lumbersider in Resene Half Gunsmoke, prepped with Resene primer/sealer and sealed with Resene Uracryl 402 Clear; shelves in Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen in Resene Steam Roller; resene.co.nz. TOP SHELF Papier-mâché bowl, $39, indiehomecollective.com. MIDDLE SHELF Sumba statues, $79 each, indiehomecollective.com. Vintage English earthenware jug, $35, flotsamandjetsam.co.nz. Mottle vessel, $35, freedomfurniture.co.nz. Stone bowl by Homeground, $95, thepoiroom.co.nz. BOTTOM SHELF West German lava vase, $165, mrbigglesworthy.co.nz. Amber glass lidded jar by Bloomingville, $54, tessuti.co.nz. CONSOLE, FROM LEFT Curator console, $1099, freedomfurniture. co.nz. Enamel candlestick, $20, flotsamandjetsam.co.nz. Candle $4, indiehomecollective.com. Jodhpur urn, $109, freedomfurniture.co.nz. Serpentine bowl, $98, tessuti.co.nz. Tribal Deco bowl (inside console), $40, freedomfurniture.co.nz. Turkish olive oil pot, $245, flotsamandjetsam.co.nz. Books and flowers stylist’s own.