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–  Beachy, bachy, coastal aesthetics tend to go one of two ways: whitewashed, minimal Cape Cod or themed-to-the-hilt sea blues teamed with shells, shells and more shells. Instead, we propose a distinctly local look — a Catlins-ish kind of windswept and interesting.
–  On our walls we used low-sheen Resene SpaceCote Flat in Resene Hindsight — a versatile neutral with hints of grey-green and ochre. In a nod to salt-sprayed boatsheds, for our decorative plinths we chose Resene Shore Thing and Resene Rising Tide from the new Resene Colorwood We Speak Beach series of stains.
–  For an effect that’s more sun-bleached than stark, on the floor we used Resene Colorwood We Speak Beach in Resene Breathe Easy, applying a single coat to allow the visual texture of the woodgrain to show through. Pick up a speed or bristle brush from your local Resene ColorShop (or if you’re painting a large floor surface, you could spray on this product), then apply the stain in the direction of the grain to achieve a uniform colour and leave it to cure without wiping it off.

MAIN IMAGE: BACKDROP Walls
in Resene SpaceCote Flat in Resene Hindsight, floor in Resene Colorwood We Speak Beach in Resene Breathe Easy, plinth in Resene Colorwood We Speak Beach in Resene Rising Tide, door frame in Resene Lustacryl in Resene Alabaster, resene.co.nz/colorshops. OBJECTS, FROM LEFT Looped Jute rug, from $3495, nodirugs.com. Envoy side table, from $1150, woodwrights.co.nz. Lucie vase by Marloe Marloe, $396, slowstore.co.nz. Men Carrying Flowers book by Ophelia Mikkelson Jones, $65; Luisa Acqua glass by R&D Lab, $170/set of two, tessuti.co.nz. Kingsview sofa, POA, woodwrights.co.nz. Medal cushion by Anke Drechseln, $529, tessuti.co.nz. Ava cushion, $47; Como cushion, $77, weavehome.co.nz. O Horizon 2022 artwork by Matt Arbuckle, $9800, tworooms.co.nz. Colbert amphora vase by Astier De Villatte, $369, tessuti.co.nz. Kyoto fabric in Willow (used as curtain), POA, jamesdunloptextiles.co.nz. Heirloom chair, from $2875, woodwrights.co.nz. Ida bolster cushion cover, $70, cittadesign.com. Foliage stylist’s own.

Stylist’s tip
Decorate your space with a textural blend of natural materials. Aim for a subtle foraged feel — swept-up-on-the-sand, but less literal. 

ABOVE: BACKDROP Wall in Resene SpaceCote Flat in Resene Hindsight, plinths in (from left) Resene Colorwood We Speak Beach in Resene Shore Thing and Resene Rising Tide, resene.co.nz/colorshops. ITEMS, FROM LEFT Lucie vase by Marloe Marloe, $396, slowstore.co.nz. Luisa Acqua glass by R&D Lab, $170/set of two; Istanbul candlestick by Astier De Villatte, $275, tessuti.co.nz. Duo candle by Ferm Living, $30/set of two, slowstore.co.nz. Pot pourri dish by Christian Tortu, $92, tessuti.co.nz. Foliage stylist’s own.

 

FROM LEFT Resene Hindsight, Resene Alabaster, Resene Breathe Easy, Resene Shore Thing, Resene Rising Tide.

Styling Sam van Kan
Photography Wendy Fenwick

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