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From Habitat magazine - issue 21

Why just put wallpaper on your walls when there are so many other clever ways to use it?

Blue wallpaper designs
Classic brown wallpaper designs
Blue room: Wallpaper from the fun Boys & Girls 4 wallpaper collection peeks out from the back of this locker-style shelf in a funky pre-teen boy's room (936242 in top shelf; 936261 in second and bottom; 935531 in third shelf). The shelf is finished in Resene Solid Gold from the Resene Metallics and Special Effects range, while the walls are in Resene Prussian Blue and Resene Eskimo.  Brown room: With its range of evocative and nostalgic designs – Indian elephants (GX8203), sailing ships (GX8173), stamps (GX8177), suitcases (GX8188) – we turned the delightful wallpapers from the new Passport collection from Resene into artworks, placing them into a mix of different styled and shaped frames. The wall behind is painted in Resene Triple Arrowtown, the frames are in Resene Half Parchment and the floor is Resene Triple Masala.
Framed wallpaper art
Wallpaper butterflies
Grid: Another way to use wallpaper as framed art is in a grid of nine complementary patterns from the Eijffinger Charm collection. (Top row, 331211; 331208; 331200. Middle, 331250; 331241; 331208. Bottom, 331241; 331211; 331250.) A wall of Resene Reservoir and a floor in Resene Whitewash from the Resene Colorwood range complete the look.  Butterfly: A flurry of paper butterflies is made with wallpapers from the Camargue collection (codes 48653, 48648 and 486621) available at Resene ColorShops, and set free over a wall painted in Resene Seachange.

Stockists: Kip & Co beanbag, lampshade, lamb base, felt rug, Forestry wool rugs, Areaware Bear, Candi & Co filled lolly jar, gorilla moneybox, skull, wooden clock and moustache jar from Collected (www.collected.co.nz). Alarm clock, letter sculptures, octahedron sculpture, storage boxes and Tiboli radio from BoConcept (www.boconcept.com). Peppin backpack and doll candlestick from Douglas and Bec (www.douglasandbec.com). Converse high tops from Pat Menzies (www.patmenziesshoes.com). Pencils and skateboards, stylist's own.

Elmwood trunk from Halo (www.halo-nz.co.nz). Globe from Red Current (www.redcurrent.co.nz). Box from The Xia Shop (www.xia.co.nz). Brandy glass from Studio of Tableware (www.thestudio.co.nz). Tray and decanter from One Stop Prop Shop (www.onestoppropshop.co.nz). Lamp wrapped in rope and rug, stylist's own.

styling: LeeAnn Yare and Megan Harrison-Turner
pictures: Melanie Jenkins and Tony Brownjohn


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