b'Resene feature houseNocturnaltop tipSome complex colourschange drastically with different lighting such as Resene I Do, which canlook pale grey in some lighting to light lilacin other lighting.beforeReseneRocky MountainL ikemanyhomeowners,stylistandinteriorResenedesigner Annick Larkin spent the first lockdown taking notice of all the things around her home that shed fallen out of love with. She and husband TimWan Whiteoriginally purchased their 1901 villa in 2009, and they embarked on their first renovation a few years later.At the time that we bought the house, we only had Lottie, who was six months old. It suited theOpposite: The walls, needsofoursmallfamilythen,butby2012,ourrooms for colour, texture and interest.It was importantarchitraves, skirting family had grown with the arrival of Esther and Tom.that the house felt modern, light and fresh, but I alsoboards and elegant The house worked okay while the kids were reallywanted to bring back the beautiful character featuresdetailing in Annicks little, but once they were all at school and much morethat the previous owners had removed. airy bedroom looks ever independent, the house wasnt functioning how weMy kids are also not great sleepers, so I wanted toextra chic in ReseneI Do. Ceiling and Resene evolving needed it to, she says. We looked at moving, butcreate rooms that were restful and calming but were stillcrown moulding in we couldnt find anything suitable within our budgetfun and reflected their personalities.I knew I wantedResene Wan White.and in close proximity to schoolso thats when wethe upstairs living spaces to feel light, fresh and airy decided to renovate. while I wanted downstairs to feel cosy and relaxed. Above top: A Our large living/dining room was originally situatedThe results were spectacular, and Annick was thrilled.skylight floods extra where Toms room and the master bedroom are now.But its been nearly eight years since the familys initiallight into the open We installed a partition wall between the living andreno wrapped, and you know what they say about idleplan kitchen and dining room, creating a new bedroom spacewhichhands when they find unexpected extra timeAnnickdining area. Kitchen we desperately needed. picked up some new Resene colours and got stuck in toisland in Resene Nocturnal, walls and Their previous home was full of bold colours, whichrepainting everything that had been giving her thoseceiling in Resene Annick loved, but she was ready for something new. Iniggling feelings. Half Black White.As stylist Annick Larkin shows, decorating astill wanted to use colour, but through a much moreFirst came the laundry, which went from white to refined and mature palette. Im also a lover of wallpaper,deepandduskyReseneRockyMountain.Itssince ReseneI Do family home is not a one-and-done game. so I knew I wanted to use wallpaper in some of thejoined ranks among Annicks very favourite ReseneHalf Black White18 19'