Resene Korma Resene Alabaster Resene Atmosphere Resene Eighth Black White Resene Wild Thing Resene Reservoir Marcelle spied similar style barn doors while researching renovation options online and added them to her must-have list. “It’s so great being able to pull those doors shut when we have people over. And when the doors are closed they actually become a feature of the room.” It was love at first sight when Marcelle saw the century-old villa at an open home 10 years ago. “As soon as I walked through the doors I felt at home. Its wrap-around-verandas and fretwork reminded me of the farm homestead that I grew up in. It has amazing original features like high pressed tin ceilings and a fantastic arch in the hallway. It’s also got a large back section and a north-facing aspect. It had been re-piled and partly renovated, including the addition of an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe, which made it instantly liveable.” During the next few years Marcelle and Simon carefully considered renovation options. They wanted to modernise the villa in a way that was sympathetic to its historical roots. Creating a timeless look was important to the couple. “Given that our villa is very early 1900s and our renovation was over a century later we wanted the addition to be quite seamless, Above: Marcelle and Simon with their children Lulu and Gus on the deck. The weatherboards are in a Resene custom made colour called Moody Grey, but a similar look can be achieved with Resene Atmosphere with trims in Resene Eighth Black White. Below: It was love at first sight when the couple saw the pretty wrap-around villa. Right: Barn doors painted in Resene Korma access the hideaway study nook. The walls of the living area are Resene Alabaster. For doors and furniture, use Resene Enamacryl, a tough waterborne enamel, tinted to your choice of colour. Or use Resene Lustacryl for a semi-gloss finish. Far right: The children’s rooms are painted in Resene Alabaster and Resene Reservoir, with a shelf unit painted in Resene Wild Thing. 24