recognising what was original and new, but in a really complementary way.” Resene Alabaster acts as a canvas for Marcelle’s interior design ideas, allowing bold pieces such as the petrel-blue sofa to stand out. The contemporary open- plan living room, dining area and kitchen have given the family the luxury of two living spaces. The library, in the original part of the home, doubles as a television room and can be closed off from the new part of the house by a cavity slider. When it came to choosing the paint for Lulu’s room, Marcelle’s colour confidence came into play. The striking green-blue walls in Resene Reservoir are the perfect foil for the pops of pink (Resene Glamour Puss) and yellow (Resene Wild Thing) that repeat the home’s cool and warm colour theme. The exterior was also given a fresh coat of paint in a Resene custom made colour Moody Grey (very close to Resene Atmosphere) and Resene Eighth Black White. “We saw this colour combo on a beautiful house near us,” says Marcelle. “We drove by it several times over a few months and still loved it, so we slipped a note in their letterbox to ask them what it was. They replied by email and told us what the colours were, the “Dreaming up interiors is definitely my creative outlet” 25 feature house