b'bright ideakitchen cuesA colourful kitchen is inspired by history.When Amanda Hereaka and Simon BowdenDeciding on which colour to put where were planning renovations to their 1940swas much more difcult than we thought it Wellingtonhouse,theytookthenewwould beto get a good balance and not kitchen look directly from history. Inspiredlet it be overpowering, says Amanda. Their by the Art Deco detailing in the house andarchitect,HayleyWhiteheadofN&Co, the distinctive block-colour artworks of Pietdesigned the kitchen and did a computer Mondrian, they decided to paint the doorsmock-upofthecolourplacement,which and drawer fronts of the kitchen in a rangewas then ne-tuned. of colours rather than just the usual one.The couple is thrilled with the result, and Keepingtheshapeofthekitchenverywith the input of painter Joseph Painter and clean and linear, the couple used Resenethe joiners Living Timber.ReseneBlue NightSoapstone,ReseneMoonbeam,ReseneAmandaandSimonweresecondplaceResenePattens Blue, Resene Blue Night and ResenewinnersinourReseneElectroluxlaundryJalapenoJalapeno. These colours are used singularlycompetition from the Summer 2008 issue;ReseneMoonbeamin other areas of the house, but all comethewashingmachineprizehascomeinResenetogether in what Amanda says is denitelyhandy, especially with their birth of twinsPattens BlueResenethe heart of the home.late last year. Soapstone75'