b'in Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Spanish White. Even a few of the plants were rescued from other gardens;thelargecycadsbythedeckwerebeing removed from a nearby section. One of the kentia palms was the same; as long as we were prepared to dig it out, we could have it, says Sandra.Obviously being homeowners who can not only visualise and design a space, but also make most of the features within it, is a huge cost saving. John built pretty much everything, while Sandra designed the uniquewaterfeaturebypairingapotwithsome copper pipe. During construction and planting there were the inevitable problemssome of the services and drains werent where they were meant to be, and the property Right: One of the rst pieces of remodelling was adding a sliding door from the house onto the deck, where a screen painted in Resene Spanish White provides privacy and wind protection. Below left: Sandra has even turned the area outside the back door into an enchanting area with an Acapulco chair from Mamasita to catch the morning sun and a pallet table that has been given a washed effect using diluted Resene Spanish White. Below right: Sandra created the unique water feature with a rusted-looking pot and a copper spout. It nestles into a garden of canna lilies, dwarf date palms, kentia palms, bangalow palms, clipped pittosporum balls and mondo grass.74'