Space to stash: Resene

Many homes don’t have a dedicated mudroom, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need a place to stash your stuff right after you walk in the door. This simple and stylish entryway is designed to keep things tidy and takes up next to no floor space.


Styling by Kate Alexander | Images by Bryce Carleton


PAINT: Wall in Resene Moonlight; floor in Resene Grey Olive; door in Resene Quarter Pearl Lusta with Resene Influential edges; bench in Resene Chorus Line and Resene Quarter Pearl Lusta; kete baskets in Resene Grey Olive and Resene Influential; basket with flowers in Resene Influential; basket of throws in Resene Grey Olive; broom handle in Resene Influential; DIY coat rack in Resene Quarter Pearl Lusta with Resene Grey Olive knobs; picture frame in Resene Quarter Pearl Lusta.

FURNISHINGS: Mat from The Ivy House, stool (used as planter) from Collect Living; Kate Alexander artwork from Endemicworld.

This soft and understated scheme with walls in Resene Moonlight and floors in Resene Grey Olive, looks warm and inviting to guests and the door in Resene Quarter Pearl Lusta offers a cheerful surprise with edges painted Resene Influential. The vintage bench was given an update in Resene Chorus Line and Resene Quarter Pearl Lusta and offers seating for those heading out to tie their shoes with plenty of space underneath for painted baskets to keep footwear that’s still waiting to be worn out of sight.
These hooks are handmade using a small piece of pine painted Resene Quarter Pearl Lusta – to match the door, picture frame and bench legs – with a few simple hooks painted in Resene Influential so that there is always a place to hang coats, scarves and umbrellas.
Kate has also brought in plenty of natural textures like the Sahara Weave entrance mat from The Ivy House, which plays off the colours in the artwork; the woven kete baskets painted Resene Grey Olive and Resene Influential, which provide extra storage to keep smaller bits and bobs like keys and sunnies; and the old fashioned broom with a handle painted Resene Influential is at the ready for a quick clean-up.

A4 drawdown paint swatches (from top to bottom)
Resene Moonlight
Resene Influential
Resene Chorus Line
The Kete basket bag – Resene Influential.


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