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dreams of the Orient

From Habitat magazine - issue 20

Saturated colour, sumptuous bedding... transport yourself.

Create a luxury bedroom with jewel-like colours and hints of the Orient. Starting with a sumptuous amethyst base of Resene Pukeko walls, we’ve added a matchstick bedhead in hot pink Resene Smitten, a side table in Resene Seeker and converted a cane birdcage into a lamp and painted it in Resene Flashback. Overblown and colourful flowers are put into a vase painted in Resene Centre Stage and the finishing touch is a bed piled with vibrant velvet throws, colourful cushions and decadent linen.

Orient themed bedroom
Purple bedroom

Caning it

Cane furniture is inexpensive, easy to paint and fits with many themes. Aside from this Oriental look, cane suits a beachy setting, retro hippy chic rooms and teenage bedrooms. So hop onto TradeMe or down to your local second-hand store, buy some cane and get painting.

Accessories: Pillow slip from Charlotteberg Peony duvet set, pillow slip from Kashgar duvet set, DG Ari Crocus sheet set, Floressents velvet throw, Thread quilt velvet in Ocean, Furfab Majestic velvet cushion, BB Grey Anenome cushion, blue fabric flex, all from Allium (; 09 524 4242). Large pink velvet cushion, large blue linen cushion, small pink and small purple cushions, from Madder and Rouge (; 09 522 1062). Flowers from Cartier for Flowers (; 09 523 3546).

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