A den for everyone

A den for everyone

This beautiful serene space has been created as an inviting and comfortable escape that’s refreshingly gender-neutral.

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Moodboard:  Background in Resene Colorwood Greywash, vase in Resene Peace, boxes in Resene Silver Chalice and Resene Permanent Green, A4 drawdown paint swatches in (from right, clockwise) Resene Permanent Green, Resene Peace, Resene Family Tree, Resene Aura and Resene Rivergum

Moodboard: Background in Resene Colorwood Greywash, vase in Resene Peace, boxes in Resene Silver Chalice and Resene Permanent Green, A4 drawdown paint swatches in (from right, clockwise) Resene Permanent Green, Resene Peace, Resene Family Tree, Resene Aura and Resene Rivergum

It might seem an unusual way to think about a space, but there are crucial times when a room that appeals to as many people as possible is essential. A shared office, for example, as this room could be, really needs to be a space that anyone can use.

This lush jade green space with its walls in Resene Mother Nature has the feel of a warm tropical jungle escape. The layers of green accessories throughout the room from the darker Resene Permanent Green and Resene Family Tree to the grey-green of Resene Rivergum and the pale Resene Peace on the desk chair, all enhance that feeling.

The delicate and streamlined design of the furniture in this space means the use of Resene Noir never becomes overpowering. It emphasises the drama of the green walls, without weighing the room down.

The floors are stained in Resene Colorwood Greywash, giving the room a relaxed, textural anchor. Extra texture also comes from the artwork and the leafy green plants for a look that is warm and inviting.

Accessories in greys such as Resene Silver Chalice pull it all together to create a space that is not too warm, not too cool, but just right.

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Other ideas to try

For an unexpected twist on the dark furniture, switch out the black for a deep grey-blue such as Resene Coast, with top notes in a creamy neutral such as Resene Half Spanish White.

If black is not your thing, try furniture in the fresh, warm white of Resene Elderflower with Resene Colorwood Whitewash on the wood floor. Then add layers of mustard tones in Resene Thumbs Up and Resene Yuma.

Instead of green as a gender-neutral colour, try teal Resene Fast Forward on the walls, with a weathered grey-blue such as Resene Raindance and crisp Resene Rice Cake accents.

Or you could try shades of often overlooked deep brown on the walls such as Resene Thunder Road, with layers of softer browns and neutrals such as Resene Double Pravda, Resene Poured Milk and Resene Artisan.

Plugged in to outdoor living

Plugged in to outdoor living

Turning up the heat

Turning up the heat

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