FOUR WAYS TO SET THE MOOD IN YOUR HOME

Style director Louise Hilsz shows how investing in elegant, versatile furniture, and then changing up the paint and flooring can transform your living space. Here's how to re-style your sitting room with four on-trend decor looks.

Living room interior

JEWEL TONES

Jewel tones help bring winter decor to life. Our favourite hue right now is a rich purple as a feature wall,  combined with emerald, turquoise and orange accessories. Think velvet cushions and glitzy glass when buying accessories to add another layer of luxury to this room. Vinyl plank flooring in a wood-look blonde hue softens this bold paint.

Resene Boogie Wonderland paint from Resene ColorShops. Scandia Ringsted vinyl planks from Carpet Court

Republic Home Montauk Slipcover sofa, from $3150. Republic Home Bergkamp 3 leg side table, $850. Republic Home Geo Round Marble coffee table, $995. French Country Collections tassel cushions, from $85. French Country Collection Emerald Small Diamond Cut Hurricane, $149. Flowers, glass vase, rug, books and pig ornament stylists own.


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PASTEL

A neutral-coloured sofa blends effortlessly with feminine pastels shades. Combined with soft pink furnishings and textures such as Mongolian wool (and our soft fluffy dog) highlights the warmth of a natural-coloured luxurious carpet.

Resene Comfort Zone paint from Resene ColorShops. Nordic Seaport carpet from Carpet Court

Republic Home Montauk Slipcover sofa, from $3150. Republic Home Geo Round Marble coffee table, $995. Republic Home print cushions, $159 and $210. French Country Collections Blush Mongolian Shrug, $399 and cushion, $POA. Le Monde Flamingo book ends,$220,  flowers, $15 each and planter, $45. Thanks to Willow the Pomeranian x Shitzu.


Living room interior dog

NAVY

For a strong masculine vibe choose dark walls in the most coveted shade this season, cool navy. Match this interior look with a rich deep grey carpet. Then add softness with metallic accessories, our favourite combination is a touch of gold.

Resene Astronaut paint from Resene ColorShops. West Haven Sky Walker carpet from Carpet Court

Republic Home Montauk Slipcover sofa, from $3150. Republic Home Bergkamp 3 leg side table, $850. Republic Home lamp, $199. Le Monde Foot stool, $240, brass jar and zig zag print cushion, $POA. Gold candle and cushions, stylists own. Thanks to Darcy the Pug x Griffon.


Living room interior

EARTH TONES

Pair back your interior look completely with a pale wall and matching pale flooring. This Moroccan-inspired theme will transform a dark winter room into a bright living space. Add texture with cushions and a floor rug, then illuminate this space with scented candles and your living space will go from dull to inviting immediately.

Resene Corvette paint from Resene ColorShops. Swiss Sync Chrome Zermat Oak laminate from Carpet Court

Republic Home Montauk Slipcover sofa, from $3150. Republic Home assorted cushions, $179 -199. French Country Collections Zebra Goat Fur Cushions, from $145. Republic Home Bergkamp 3 leg side table, $850. Le Monde Foot stool, $910 and shell basket basket, $220.  Republic Home rug, $450.