“With a standalone room you can dare to go bold. No holds barred, it is whimsical, fun, beautiful and brave....”
This 1890 hill station home cried out for a fresh look. The existing interiors were very dark with a lot of timber so the number one priority was to lighten up the spaces. The clients wanted a great injection of colour, to create a truly unique interior and to avoid plain white walls as much as possible.
Vibrant Resene colours were used to bring the home to life, in conjunction with a completely new soft furnishing scheme using layers of coloured, patterned and textured fabrics and new flooring to complete the customised scheme. Every single surface in the property was refinished, all floors, walls, ceilings and inbuilt cabinetry, the home had a total transformation.
When the home was owned by leading Melbourne florists at the time, the dining room had been painted pink. Coote&Co were keen to reinstate this pink dining space but with a contemporary spin. The Resene Glamour Puss (siren pink) in high gloss Resene Enamacryl is paired with the pale pink John Stefinidis curtains to make the room bold and contemporary, but with a nod to its history. The gloss gives extra light reflection in this small room and lifts the space in combination with the Pierre Frey dining chairs and custom chandelier.
Resene Glamour Puss was initially only to be applied above the wainscotting. However, once painting commenced it was clear that the bold colour required an all or nothing approach, moving to paint the walls entirely as well as the window frames and skirting boards. The ceiling is a mix of Resene Glamour Puss and Resene Bianca (cream off-white) to ensure the ceiling was slightly lighter than the walls but adding to the pink-on-pink no holding back effect.
This project won the Resene Total Colour Residential Colourful Room Award. The judges said: “With a standalone room you can dare to go bold. No holds barred, it is whimsical, fun, beautiful and brave. This dining room has a sense of modern meets Victorian. The rich colour and varying sheen levels creates a rich atmosphere for dining. The walls feel like they are singing in the background.”
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