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Bird themed

With an overseas student coming to stay, Marlene Handl wanted to create a relaxing and restful guest bedroom in her Mission Bay, Auckland home.

The formerly black walls made for a dark and gloomy space, so Marlene and her husband repainted the entire room in Resene Karen Walker Foggy Grey and Resene Alabaster for a fresh palette that beautifully reflects natural light.

Marlene also looked to nature for inspiration, adding a white birch tree decal that gives the room a stylish Scandinavian feel. So what does her student think? He feels perfectly happy at home among the tranquillity, trees and birds.

Wall detail

Resene tips & tricks

If you love yellow but think it would overpower an entire wall, opt for yellow accessories and a complementary neutral paint colour such as grey to ground it.

Create your own low-cost decal-style design using Resene testpots. Either freehand paint or create an outline using low-tack masking tape.

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