b'f eature h ouseReseneTrinidadbecause Gerald has been so clever with his design weThe same primary colours are reected in dining Resenehave outside areas protected from the wind regardlessroomchairs.ThepaletteissetagainstaneutralPulseof whichever way the wind is blowing. So we can livebackground of walls in Resene Bianca; doors, horizontalResenewith the doors open, which we do a lot. architraves, frames and panels in Resene Taupe GreySmoky GreenSays Gerald: The courtyard is hunkered in to theand vertical architraves in Resene Ecru White. The hallResenehill to create a sheltered area and when outside youand stairwell have a continuous wall in Resene Bluff.Kumutoto can still enjoy views of the harbour. Upstairs we wanted to make the area more restful The ve-bedroom, 299 square metre home risesso weve used Resene Crisp Green, a calm colour from overhalflevels,withanumberoflivingareastotheReseneKarenWalkerrange,withonewallin accommodatechildrenofdifferentages.ItwonaResene Imprint. There are also bedrooms in Resene Master Builders award for Scottys Construction.SmokyGreen,ReseneRobinEggBlue,Resene SaysGerald:WiththeownersappreciationofBoulevard and Resene Tuscany making them feel quite colour weve achieved a playfulness with our palette.connected colourwise.Peopleshouldremember,brightcoloursmakeyouThe upper level activity room is in Resene Smoky happy; its so easy to default to shades of whites andGreen with shelving in Resene Ecru White and Resene greys but that makes a house look like any other andRock Spray.in this home the owners were prepared to be bold.Homeowner Monica says the boundary between They came into our ofce with a massive stack ofthe inside and out is blurred both in architectural terms colours theyd selected and we worked through withand colour use, just as she and husband Mike had much discussion to create some sort of colour story. hoped. Its a thrill, a home that is both exciting and Gerald says he has always appreciated the work ofyet peaceful. Every day I come home I feel like Im Le Corbusier who he regards as one of the forefatherscoming home to a bach, a place of tranquillity, of of colour use in architecture. As Le Corbusier wrote:peace yet also inspiration. Man needs colours to live. It is an element as necessary as water and re.Right: The mosaic tile splashback in the bathroom is Downstairs the colours give a juiciness to the livingcomplemented with cabinets in Resene Pulse.area, comments Gerald. In the kitchen weve usedwordsJill WildResene Trinidad on cabinetry accented by the sharppicturesPaul McCredielines of the stainless benchtops. Resene Banana Split at the courtyard end of the kitchen reaches from theResene ReseneconcreteoortothewoodenceilingandReseneTuscany ImprintKumutotoweveusedonadividerbetweentheResene Resenekitchen and dining area. Robin Egg Blue Bianca48'