Aalto X The New – Mood: Hahei Boho

Current fave colour from Aalto Paint –  Descent. A moody greyed-out green, it’s a hue with in-built heritage, but looks equally at home in a contemporary aesthetic. It brings an untamed elegance and elevated restfulness to a space, and is the perfect backdrop for art.

With that depth and drama on the walls, I’d design the rest of the room as a counterpoise – using light, soft layers. The aesthetic is Boho, but on a Coromandel summer tip. It’s all about balance: soft textures, but simple, sharp silhouettes. Crisp clean whites (Descent loves a crisp white), but muted a little through the use of linen, timber, and other natural materials.

I’d also paint Aalto Descent in a hallway, to create a create a deeply dramatic entrance to a home. And it would be restful and grounding in a sleep space – a moody master, or a sophisticated nursery.

Products used:

Descent from Aalto Paint


Joe Deep Sofa from St Clements
Argento rug
from Flooring Xtra
Tall Iron-Frame Mirror from Indie Home Collective
Reclaimed teak stool by Sika Design, from our friends at Tessuti
Down by the Bay limited edition print, from Print by George
(deep grey-green works beautifully with nature prints and photographs)
Ashley & Co Candle from Sunday Homestore – smoked-grey glass is the perfect complement to Descent
Bone Crackle Gidon Bing bowl from Sunday Homestore
Large Neu Pitcher by Ferm Living from Slow Store – love the grey-green glaze and the Bauhaus form


This series is sponsored by our friends at Aalto Paint –
we use and love their multi-pigmented, premium paint.

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