I’m loving collaborating with Aalto Paint on our Styled series. For this instalment, I’ve imagined a Spring dining room, with golden and earthy tones. Yellow would seem the clear choice for Spring, right? But I wanted something more sophisticated and more versatile, and mustard never fails on either count. Yes, it’s bold and statement-making, but – maybe surprisingly – mustard is a colour that can bring balance to almost any aesthetic. In an earthy space, it really lightens and lifts the mood, and in a white, bright room, it brings warmth and substance.
On the wall here is Aalto Paint’s Cut the Mustard – a punchy golden mustard with serious depth and complexity (Aalto’s colours are all multi-pigmented, and they use only ultra-premium grade paint and tinters).
Cut the Mustard could be paired just as beautifully with lighter fresher colours, and it would be a gorgeous choice for a master bedroom, too, as it’s both grounding and uplifting.
Products Used and Loved:
The beautiful Radial Dining Table from Città. Natural oak, with curves in all the right places
Radial Dining Chairs also from Città
– substantive, super comfy and contemporary, I really want these for my place
Beehive Lampshade from Alex & Corban. Love the large size for adding some drama to the setting, but the jute keeps things casual.
Dine Linen Tablecloth in Olive Grid, from Città
(They also have this same grid linen fabric in napkins and coasters.)
Slung over the chair – Linen Apron in Olive from Città
Picardie Glasses in Amber from Tessuti. Duralex have been making these glasses in France since 1927 – they’re absolute classics; every home should have a set. Also available in clear, but I love this golden Amber glass. And they’re only $7 each!
Bell Incense Holder from Tessuti – handmade in New Zealand by wood turners Walk in the Park
Bodha Ritual Incense, also from Tessuti
Florals thanks to On My Hand Styling & Flora
Menu Grinders in Hunting Green & Beige, from Sunday Homestore
Renee Boyd ceramic bowls in Olive, from Sunday Homestore
And, of course, great thanks to Victoria and the team at Aalto Paint, whose colours are a dream to work with.