entirely in Resene Wan White. Yet she still wanted to make an asset out of its connections to other rooms, emphasising the overlaps and using them to make all the spaces appear larger as a whole. “It was really just about creating a deep recessive space within a much larger volume. Resene Olive Green accompanied with the dark tiles and lowered ceiling is in complete contrast to the light open nature of the living spaces. Both the hallway and bedroom borrow spatial volume from the basin area, and vice versa. We pushed this overlapping notion further by designing the open basin area to have the look of a dresser or hallway table.” Small bathroom tips Laura Lochhead: • Tile choice is key. Bigger tiles make spaces appear bigger. Tile orientation can also make a space appear taller or longer. • Painting gives you the most vivid colour application. For example in this Resene Turbo bathroom a melamine would have looked dull. The high-gloss finish helps bounce light around the space. • Over-spec storage space in the design. You can always reduce it later. words Kerri Jackson images Juliet Nicholas, Bryce Carleton Kelly Read: • Consider spatial layering rather than designing rooms in isolation. • Ensure you have space where you need it, such as around the basin rather than the toilet. Carolyn Atkinson: • Use light to mid-toned colour on the floor to open up the space and make it seem larger. • Think about the ceiling - the ‘fifth wall’ is another place to use bold colours instead of the typical white. It’s a good way to avoid the ‘refrigerator’ look with all-white surfaces. Above: Designer Kelly Read chose moody Resene Olive Green, disappearing walls and a lowered ceiling to differentiate the bathroom space in her new home. Right: Resene Turbo brightens a small white bathroom designed by Laura Lochhead of Pocketspace Interiors. Resene Wan White Resene Olive Green Resene Turbo 65