b'I ts no surprise that a woman who colours her hairDebbie also realised that she had the freedom toAbove: Debbie chose pink, purple or green isnt afraid of using an array ofplay with colour schemes that might otherwise havenot to ght the fact that bold colours and out-there wallpapers in her ownbeen considered a little risky for re-sale. Their colourthe main bedroom is on home.Whatevergoes!declaresDebbieOmond.journey began.the darker south side of Im not afraid of colour! Debbie wanted to preserve some elements of thethe house, going with a Resene Flock 3 (2554-26) Debbie and her husband Mark bought their 1927original bungalow, while injecting the home with awallpaper and Resene California bungalow in 2003. We thought wed justmore modern feel. The original front faade of theMidnight Express buy it, whip it into shape and then sell it off, she sayshouse was moved forward to create new space for anpainted walls. The trims of their initial plans for the house. As it turned out,extra bedroom, two bathrooms and a laundry. At theare Resene Alabaster.they never left. back, sliding doors, large skylights and new windowsOpposite: Resene The house was in a relatively rough state when theenvelopalargeopen-planlivingareaandkitchen,Alabaster walls arecouple moved in. The couple made small changes overwhich open to the garden. Debbie describes this newa fresh neutral time, but as the Omond family grew with the arrival ofareaasawatchthisspacezone.UsingResenebackground for three children, so did their demands for space.Alabaster to white out most of the area, she was ablecolourful accessoriesLast year Mark and Debbie made the decision toto create a bright fresh canvas for her love of colour inin the kitchen area.extend and renovate their home, committing to haveaccessories and design.Resenethe project completed in one hit. We wanted to relaxWanting to create a room that her son could growAlabasterand enjoy the extra space with the kids while theyinto,Debbiesourcedanoff-beatwallpaper,whichResenewere still young, says Mark. mimics a brick wall (Kids & Teens, 226713, from ReseneMidnight ExpressResene PetulaBlack 9836323'