Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84Resene colour palette dominated by pumice whites, sea foam greens and quiet touches of taupe. Gilt-framed art adorns the walls, and an oil painting by her great-grandfather is joined by similar works foraged from antique stores. Old armchairs passed down through her family have been covered with rich new fabrics, and sit alongside restored second-hand furniture. A wrought iron day bed rests in a window nook, looking over the Wraight’s beautiful cottage garden, where 120 rose bushes provide a stunning backbone. Kirsty has offset the villa’s classic mood with a modern edge, including industrial lights and shades in copper and steel, that shed more than light on their surrounds. The kitchen is strongly influenced by homes in the American seaside resort The Hamptons. Kirsty wanted the main living area to be light, so chose Resene Quarter Cararra above the dado rail and Resene Triple Merino below. While most of the colour is subtle, she used stronger tones to help delineate space. A more formal seating area to one side is alluring in its splash of Resene Spanish Green. “Although it’s bold and a lot of colour, it is still soft and calming,” says Kirsty. Colours chosen for the bedrooms (Resene Eighth Stonewall and Resene Secrets) elegantly enhance the tongue and groove style panelling that covers the walls. The main bathroom is a stunner, and well deserves its place as a finalist in the recent Your Home and Garden/Resene Colour Home competition. While the rest of the colours were fairly easy to choose, the bathroom took time (it’s Resene Hermitage) and was finally inspired by a tile Kirsty found. The room’s beachy feel must surely appeal to David, whose “dream house would be a lighthouse on a rock Above: Vintage accessories enhance the home’s character. The walls in the hallway are Resene Secrets, while the bedroom beyond is in Resene Eighth Stonewall. Left: The master bedroom is elegantly finished in Resene Eighth Stonewall, set against the cooler white of Resene Quarter Cararra, with Resene Triple Merino in the ensuite. Above left: Kirsty wanted the main living area to be light, so chose Resene Quarter Cararra above the dado rail and Resene Triple Merino below. Above: The main bathroom is a stunner, painted in the soft blue-grey of Resene Hermitage, with a Resene Quarter Cararra board and batten feature wall behind the freestanding bathtub. Resene Triple Merino Resene Quarter Cararra Resene Eighth Stonewall Resene Secrets 25