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My Styling for Dulux in the Latest Issue of Homestyle


Once again I have had the pleasure of teaming up with Dulux to create a nature-inspired living room for Two Ways With, in the latest issue of Homestyle. Along with fellow interior stylist and Dulux Colour Ambassador Alex Walls, our brief was to interpret the outside world for interiors using paint from the Dulux Colours of New Zealand collection. 

Inspired by the changing seasons in the South Island — from the snow-capped mountains in winter to the sandy tones in summer and the deciduous trees turning burnt orange in autumn, I chose Dulux Dunsandel Half, Cardrona Double and Cashmere as my key paint colours.

To complement this calming backdrop, I selected various pieces made from natural materials like wood and wool to create a warm, cosy feel. The starting point was the beautiful Etoile rug by Armadillo and House of Grey from The Ivy House. Handcrafted ceramics in earthy browns and subtle orange inject extra texture and reflect seasonal changes, while the strong lines of the bookshelf are offset by the gentle curves of the seating and coffee table. With a focus on local design, the Elena Renker ceramics and all of the furniture pieces are by New Zealand designers. 

Finally, one of my favourite elements is the Lamp de Marseille lamp designed by Le Corbusier for Nemo, which enhances the sculptural style of the space, and adds a playful touch.


Main wall in Dulux Dunsandel Half; pillar and right wall in Dulux Cardrona Double; floor in Dulux Cashmere -

Journal coffee table by Cameron Foggo for Nonn -
Galaxy bowl by Kristina Dam Studio -
Vase by Shiho Hayashi and Clay ribbon by Elena Renker -
Etoile rug by Armadillo x House of Grey -
Par sofa and Friday rack -
Cushion -
John Pawson blanket by Tekla -
Lamp de Marseille lamp by Le Corbusier for Nemo Lighting -
Custom upholstered Isabella chair by Simon James -

Shino vase and sake cups by Elena Renker -

Asymmetry vessels by Kerryn Levy Ceramics, This Building Likes Me book by John Wardle Architects and John Galliano for Dior book -
John Derian book -

Bobby candle by Marloe Marloe and Tube vessel by Michaela van der Laan -

Vase by Elena Renker -
Ursula vase by Margi Nuttall -

Styling by Michelle Halford - Studio TDC / Photography by Wendy Fenwick

The feature includes additional paint colours which I chose for my final palette. To see it in full, pick up a copy of the current Homestyle, now on sale. 

And in case you missed it, you can check out our previous Dulux/Homestyle collaborations here and here.  

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  1. Beautiful styling! And such lovely colours - calm but warm

  2. Amazing pics and post, thanks for sharing.



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