designer Celia Visser, Visser Design, Above: Resene Half Gauntlet proved to be the right grey for the feature wall, complementing the marble benchtop, rimu detailing and the wall ovens. Resene Half Gauntlet is from an older colour collection; try Resene Double Stack as an alternative. The walls and cabinets are painted in Resene Quarter Black White. Left: Resene Half Gauntlet was inspired by colourings in the marble benchtop. The cabinets are in Resene Quarter Black White. did you know... that you can still get Resene colours even if they are not on a current chart? View an A4 drawdown paint swatch at your local Resene ColorShop to check you like it and then staff can tint it into your chosen paint for you. designing the look for the kitchen, Cameron is also completing much of the work himself, when he’s not working at his day job as a shearer, that is. To track Cameron’s progress, see his Instagram account @avonvillaoamaru. Well framed A stunning feature wall painted in the pale elemental grey of Resene Half Gauntlet is the centrepiece of a kitchen renovation designed by Celia Visser of Visser Design. The renovation of a 1950s architectural home involved the complete spatial redesign of the existing kitchen and utility area, and the addition of a new scullery. Walls were moved to open up the space, extending the room and incorporating new sliding doors to the deck. The brief from the homeowner was for a modern kitchen that blended in with the existing architecture and also incorporated rimu – from the floor and window architraves – into the design. In response, a new wall was built out from the existing outside wall and fitted out with two sets of ovens. Painted in Resene Half Gauntlet, it defines the new wall against a neutral backdrop of Resene Quarter Black White used on the other walls and cabinetry. At the centre of the wall, a rimu-framed alcove was inserted around an existing window and a hob installed to complete the cooking zone. Resene Double Stack Resene Half Gauntlet The search for the right grey took some time but once Resene Half Gauntlet was trialled, Celia and her clients knew instantly it was the right one. Says Celia: “We used the marble benchtop as a colour cue but needed a grey that blended with the ovens but also complemented the rimu frame around the window.” A marble-topped island sits centre stage, with a sink and room for social seating at one end. Rounding off this U-shaped layout is a drinks area – a specific request from the owner – that contains twin, below- bench wine fridges, plus a bar hidden by an electric door with LED lighting. Avid golf fans, the clients also requested a large TV be incorporated into the back wall that could be viewed from anywhere in the kitchen or family room. The adjoining scullery was designed as a full preparation area that can be closed off when entertaining. It contains a sink, storage, fridge-freezer and dishwasher, plus an adjacent laundry and utility area. 61 kitchens