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The new earthy roses


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A modern take on an old favourite: terracotta.

This tone-on-tone living space harks back to the retro appeal of the early 2000s when terracotta was big. This contemporary interpretation takes rosier versions of terracotta, in rich saturated tones, and brings them together for a scheme that’s at once eye-catching and luxe, but also soothing and organic.

Terracotta colours Terracotta mood board
Terracotta mood board Terracotta colours
Mood board: Background in Resene Wax Flower, shelf in Resene Quarter Tea, vase on top in Resene Just Right, bowl in Resene Yuma, A4 drawdown swatches (top to bottom) in Resene Woodland, Resene Gingko, Resene Mai Tai and Resene Apple Blossom.   Accessories: Arch Vanity Chair from Douglas and Bec, postcard on wall from Garden Objects, books from Paper Plane, Teresa Watson ceramic jug from Blackbird Goods, rice paper shade from Wah Lee Co.

The pale floating shelf in Resene Quarter Tea, the dusky green stool in Resene Woodland and the crate in Resene Gingko add a sharp contrast to the background palette of Resene Apple Blossom walls, a Resene Wax Flower floor, and a Resene Sebedee door. The bowl is in Resene Yuma, the stool in Resene Woodland, the crate in Resene Gingko, the thin vase in Resene Just Right, and the tea-light holder in Resene Pale Oyster.

This colour scheme plays off the plushness of a velvet chair with the naturalness of foraged objects like the twigs, the colour and texture of the stool and the earthiness of the little jug and bowl.

The deep shelf has a dual purpose – use it for display or as a casual desk top.

Photography by Wendy Fenwick. 2018


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