Ours has hints of Barbiecore, for a bit of fun.

In association with Resene.

Get the look
– Forgoing artwork in favour of framing furniture with a statement mural is a bold choice, but painting the backdrop, wall and floor more subdued hues will create the visual balance you need to pull it off. Tie a playful mural into a space by introducing decorative items of a smaller scale in the same colour palette.

  To recreate our design, sketch it on a piece of paper, then use a ruler and pencil to overlay the sketch with a grid. We painted our wall in Resene SpaceCote Flat in Resene Sea Fog (top) and Resene Contented before using a metre ruler and pencil to translate our grid onto the wall, then adding the shapes as they appeared in each box. For clean lines, use a speed brush to outline the shapes before filling them in with a small roller. You’ll find the tools you need at your local Resene ColorShop, along with the colours we used for our mural: (above, from bottom left) Resene Grenadier, Resene See The Light, Resene Temptation and Resene Petal. 

  Make matching placemats by applying base coats to MDF boards and leaving them to dry; we used Resene Lumbersider in Resene Contented and Resene See The Light. Next, apply other Resene paints in a series of random dots before using strips of cardboard to swipe through them to create artistic patterns.

MAIN IMAGE: BACKDROP Wall in Resene SpaceCote Flat in Resene Sea Fog (top) and Resene SpaceCote Flat in Resene Contented, with mural shapes in (from bottom left) Resene SpaceCote in Resene Grenadier, Resene See The Light, Resene Temptation and Resene Petal; floor in Resene Walk-on in Resene Contented, resene.co.nz/colorshops. ITEMS, FROM LEFT Interlude armchairs, $1733 each, woodwrights.co.nz. Rosewater Vintage fabric (used for squab and bolster), $50/m, marthas.co.nz. Radial Round dining table, $2140, cittadesign.com. Lemon candle, $45, and Mandarin candle, $35, by Nonna’s Grocer, fatherrabbit.com. Helg carafe, $239, and tumbler, $199/set of two, by R&D Lab, tessuti.co.nz. Bowl by Gidon Bing x Città, $390, cittadesign.com. Floral arrangement, POA, isadia.co.nz. Gingham tablecloth by Heather Taylor Home, from $365, everyday-needs.com. Luisa goblet by R&D Lab, $275/set of two, tessuti.co.nz. ABOVE: Rain Coral Pink fabric (used as tablecloth), $50/m, marthas.co.nz. Juicer by Gidon Bing, $69, everyday-needs.com. MDF board rounds (used as placemats), $12 each, gordonharris.co.nz, painted with (left) Resene Lumbersider in Resene Contented (left) and Resene Lumbersider in Resene See The Light (right), with Resene Lumbersider in Resene Temptation, Resene Grenadier and Resene Petal, resene.co.nz/colorshops. BELOW: ADDITIONAL ITEMS Petite Oval plate by Rachel Carley Design, $80; Naples forks, $44 each, and Limionier saucers, $198 each, by Astier de Villatte, tessuti.co.nz.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Resene Sea Fog, Resene Contented, Resene Temptation, Resene Grenadier, Resene See The Light, Resene Petal, resene.co.nz.

Styling Sam van Kan
Photography Wendy Fenwick

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