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Chantal Gaiqui
Oli Booth

Known for its grounded, curated response to environment, Oli Booth’s eponymous architecture practice.... more
Chantal Gaiqui
Chantal Gaiqui

Chantal Gaiqui has a passion for creating innovative and engaging spatial design solutions... more
Toni Brandso
Toni Brandso

Material Creative co-founder Toni Brandso is as colourful and full of life as the interiors she crafts... more
Felicity Brenchley
Felicity Brenchley

Felicity Brenchley brings a client-centred, collaborative approach to her projects... more
Tessa Pawson
Tessa Pawson

Tessa Pawson is passionate about creating bespoke and individual experiences for clients... more
Dajiang Tai
Dajiang Tai

Dajiang Tai's designs are a magical mix of whimsy, sophistication and an organic, handcrafted aesthetic... more
Mark Gascoigne
Mark Gascoigne

Mark delights in delivering colourful and creative retail, hospitality and living spaces for his clients... more
Naomi Rushmer
Naomi Rushmer

An architect with a passion for ‘designing experiences’, Naomi started Studio Naomi Rushmer three years ago... more
Victoria Read
Victoria Read

Victoria Read is inspired by architecture that reflects the natural and cultural environment and adds to the landscape... more
Sam Griffin
Sam Griffin

Sam Griffin believes that the power of a strong narrative is that it fosters creativity and generates new ideas... more
Craig Moller
Craig Moller

Moller Architects’ work is wide-ranging, from the Sky Tower to chocolate factories, boat-building sheds, houses... more
Amelia Holmes
Amelia Holmes

Amelia Holmes is known for her deceptively simple design moves, which exude understated sophistication... more
Paul Anselmi
Paul Anselmi

Paul's focus has been on crafted residential and small public projects... more
Henri Sayes
Henri Sayes

A specialist in residential new builds and renovations, Sayes is known for his beautiful, bespoke work... more
Thomas Canning
Thomas Cannings

Thomas Cannings talks about the ongoing influence of art, architecture and interiors - at work, at home... more
Pippa Ensor
Pippa Ensor

Athfield Architects associate Pippa Ensor has worked in all three of the practise's studios... more
Ermanno Cattaneo, bespoke landscapes
Ermanno Cattaneo

Ermanno Cattaneo works for Suzanne Turley Landscapes, where he creates bespoke residential landscapes... more
Natasha Markham
Natasha Markham

Founder of MAUD (Markham Architecture + Urban Design) and co-host of architectural podcast 76 Small Rooms... more
Darryl Church
Darryl Church

Darryl Church discusses nature, context and the process of integrating colour... more
Nick Eagles
Nick Eagles

Collaboration, turning transience into sculpture and the importance of colour... more
Daniel Marshall
Daniel Marshall

Modernity, Mexican architecture, surrealism and luminescence inspire this Auckland architect... more
Annabel Cropper
Annabel Cropper

Annabel blends graphic and object design with curiosity and architecture for the sake of large, sculptural objects... more
Buster Caldwell
Buster Caldwell

From Interiors magazine, The creative director for the Wonder Group makes art from photos of banal architecture... more
Moshin Mussa
Moshin Mussa

We caught up with the RTA Studio associate to discuss colour and how it has influenced his design choices... more
Charlotte Minty
Charlotte Minty

An interior designer discusses the colours of her childhood and how they still hold a place in her imagination... more
Gerald Parsonson
Gerald Parsonson

We caught up with the award-winning, Wellington-based architect to discuss colour, the built environment... more

Isthmus Studio
Isthmus Studio
Isthmus’s go-to four colours from the Resene colour palette... view


Deidre Brown
Deidre Brown’s go-to four colours from the Resene Traditional Māori colour... view

HMOA's go-to colours
HMOA Architects

HMOA's go-to four colours from the Resene colour range... view

Matter's go-to colours
Matter Architects

Matters's go-to colours from the Resene colour range... view

Sheppard and Rout's go-to colours
Sheppard and Rout Architects

Sheppard & Rout's go-to colours from the Resene colour range... view

fjcstudio's go-to colours
fjcstudio

fjcstudio's go-to colours from the Resene colour range... view

Steven Lawson's go-to colours
Stevens Lawson Architects

Stevens Lawson's go-to colours from the Resene colour range... view

Toa Architects go-to colours
Toa Architects

Nō te whānau whānui ō Resene, ēnei kōwhiringa tae, e ngākau nuitia ana e TOA.  The colours of TOA from the Resene colour range... view

Bureaux's go-to neutrals
Bureaux

Bureaux's go-to neutrals from the Resene colour range... view

Power of paint
Power of paint

Designer Stacy Middleton loves how paint colours express personality... more
Positive results
Positive results

Natalie Du Bois loves the mood-boosting effects of the right colour... more
Put to the test
Put to the test

Katrina Hobbs is a fan of using Resene testpots to find your perfect paint... more
It's personal
It's personal

Seeing clients embrace a colour scheme makes Jill Marsh happy... more
Change is good
Change is good

Author and gardener Lynda Hallinan reaches for the paint pots when... more
Endless choice
Endless choices

Kate Alexander loves the surprise and delight that a variety of paint colour... more
Nature rules
Nature rules

Architect Pat de Pont looks to the trees for inspiration... more
All about emotion
All about emotion

Stylist Annick Rennell loves how colour evokes emotion and mood... more
Gem Adams - being bold
Being bold

Gem Adams has a renewed love affair with stronger colours... more
Annabel Berry
Positive thinking

Annabel Berry uses interior colour to enhance mood... more
Debra De Lorenzo
Each to their own

Debra De Lorenzo uses colour to create individuality... more
Melle Van Sambeek
Transformed by colour

Stylist Melle Van Sambeek delights in paint's instant effect... more
Art from Hannah Jensen
Carved from colour

Hannah Jensen reveals the magic within her art... more
Megan Harrison-Turner
Colours for the soul

Megan Harrison-Turner says colours are her happy place... more
Its only natural
It's only natural

Colours inspired by nature have a firm place in the work of these designers... more
Colour and light - Daniel Marshall
Colour and light

There's synergy between the two, says architect Daniel Marshall... more
More is good
More is good

The more colour, the better says stylist Louise Hilsz... more
Adding humanity
Adding humanity

Harmony is a key driver for designer Charlotte Minty... more
Softly does it
Softly does it

For stylist Amber Armitage, soft and organic is the way to go... more  
Grey area
Grey area

Dark cabinetry, plenty of texture and a grey colour palette have been beautifully balanced... more
Right at home
Right at home

Napier interior design firm Bibby + Brady puts an emphasis on enhancing the lives of clients... more
 

Shelley Ferguson's favourite white paints
Top white paint picks

Shelley Ferguson chooses her favourite white Resene paints for three interior styles.... more

 

Eating with the eyes
Eating with the eyes

Food editor Emma Boyd knows first-hand the benefits of colour...
Colour through the eyes of an artists
Colour through the eyes of an artist

Portrait photographer Rachael McKenna finds inspiration in classic, muted shades...
At home with colour
At home with colour

Writer and stylist Tracey Strange Watts chooses paint to colour her world...
Colour drives a clever crafter
Colour drives a clever crafter

Crafting comes before housework in the dictionary, says a committed crafter...
An interview with Yolanta
            Woldendorp
Life in colour

Art director Yolanta Woldendorp enjoys a vibrant off-duty life in the countryside...
 

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