Artistic combinations: RESENE


Bauhaus design is renowned for its unique aesthetic combining fine arts with arts and crafts, as well as for its enduring influence on modern and contemporary art.


Styling Kate Alexander | Photography Bryce Carleton


Bauhaus principles focus on minimalism and form following function, meaning spaces that follow these guidelines are filled with simple but elegant geometric shapes designed to be functional but never boring.

These are applied in this room where the plinth, painted in Resene Santas Grey, and an hourglass-shaped side table provide symmetrical and geometrical points of interest. The beauty of adding a simple mural into this kind of minimalist space is that it gives the room a slight creative edge, lifting the space to something beyond its finite parts.

Introduce warmer hues with a bunch of dried blooms in wheaten tones and pull more of this colour through with cushions and throws in colours similar to ochre Resene Apache and cream Resene Astra. Add natural textures like a woven rug or rattan basket if you want a more earthy palette. Gentle colours work particularly well in this look, so bring in an assortment of soft furnishings in neutrals like beige Resene Half Joss, Resene Napa and Resene Rice Cake for added comfort.

The versatility of a style that is centred on balance and fewer things means you can achieve a striking composition with minimal effort.


MOODBOARD: Background in Resene Colorwood Mid Greywash, A4 drawdown swatches in (left to right) Resene Santas Grey, Resene Americano, Resene Jaguar, Resene Grey Chateau and Resene Quarter Surrender, vases in Resene Sea Fog (top) and Resene Americano with splatters in Resene Grey Chateau (bottom), round dish in Resene Lola.




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