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September 2004 finalist

From the Resene/Your Home and Garden Colour Home Awards Competition - Sep 2004 finalist

The white-painted walls of Charlotte Meehan’s rented home turned out to be a bonus in more ways than one, inspiring her to create a scheme that wins her this month’s Resene Colour Home Award.

Colourful accessories

Limited to colouring up accessories in her rented all-white home, Charlotte Meehan of Pukekohe drew earthy inspiration from a tapa cloth she and partner Simon Wilcox had been given. Her creative solutions came from a palette that comprises Resene ‘Makara’ for her bedroom furniture, Resene ‘Oilskin’ for the wall clock and Resene ‘Nero’ for the tapa frame.

These colours add a stylish accent to the white walls, mint green carpet, green joinery and terracotta-curtains which she and Simon live with by default as tenants. Charlotte wisely bought Resene testpots and painted the sides of her bedside cabinets so she could move them next to the curtains and duvet to double-check her look. She’s delighted with the result. “For once, white turned out to be a useful colour to have to work with.”

Budget: Furniture $236, Clock $30, Duvet $180, Paint $70, Handles $60, Bedside lamps $80, Total $656.


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