Above left: Resene Midwinter Mist was a new colour discovery for Angela, now used in the main bedroom and ensuite. She loves it for its complexity. Above right: Angela’s knack for styling and choosing the right accessories helps gives this home a casual beachy feel. This is a corner of the main bedroom, with walls painted in Resene Midwinter Mist. Opposite: A hanging egg chair is Angela’s favourite place to curl up with a book. The walls are in Resene Quarter Periglacial Blue. Below: Angela and Tim were keen on a casual bach-style vibe for their renovated home. Resene Midwinter Mist Resene Quarter Periglacial Blue Muted or greyed-off colours are easier to live with than very bright, true colours. M any of us dream of living the bach holiday lifestyle all year round, but few of us have the opportunity to actually do so. Tim and Angela Kinnersley are the lucky ones. They’ve managed to not only achieve the lifestyle but also recreate the spirit of a bach they once owned and loved. Armed with an array of soft Resene coastal blues, they have transformed a tired old cedar clad home into a magical seaside cottage. And it’s just across the bay from the old bach, in a sheltered inlet north of Auckland. The couple had holidayed in the area for many years, having friends and family to stay at their old bach, and kayaking around the tidal shoreline of the inlet. They loved the location and the community, so when it came time to make a move from the city, this is where their hearts led them. The house they bought has a stunning view, but had a dark and sombre interior with timber ceilings and old wallpaper, while the exterior cedar cladding had been badly maintained. But Angela and Tim could see the easy potential that the house offered up. Says Angela: “We understood its age and style. We were keen on letting the house tell us what it needed rather than trying to force a style on it.” So when their builder suggested they reclad or just paint it, Tim’s response was a firm no. Instead, they sought advice from a cedar restoration specialist, who suggested using Wood-X oil stain, available from 47 feature house