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Farmhouse refresh

kitchen detail

The Cashmore family recently renovated their farmhouse, starting in May and finishing in October. We painting was done to coincide with the logistics of adding an extension, and putting in new carpet, a new kitchen, a new bathroom and replacement windows.

The aim was to have a warm, light and versatile paint colour palette that could go with any colour furnishings. The house is an older home, approx 1910-1920s with a lot of native wood and kauri tongue and groove panelling. They wanted to keep this as it is the character of the home, but it did make the living area quite dark. Resene Half Linen paint and the extension brought more light into this area.

The Resene paint colours were chosen first and everything else was chosen to match those. Rachel used a number of Resene testpots to try a few colours on different walls throughout the house to make the decision. It was amazing how different to colours looked between rooms and Rachel is so glad she did this first.

They chose Cavalier Bremworth, lattice Havana for the carpet throughout with a lighter grey/brown tile for the kitchen/dining and bathroom floors.

All bedrooms/hallway and living areas were painted Resene Half Linen with Resene Eighth Thorndon Cream as the trim with Resene Black White as the ceiling paint. The kitchen was Resene Linen, with antique white cabinetry, a blanco matrix Silestone benchtop and silver/chrome appliances and handles.

In the bathroom they used Resene Quarter Linen with matte white tiles on the walls as it was a smaller space. This also had silver/chrome finishing apart from the vanity drawers which were a charcoal colour with white top.

The new colour palette and furnishings has made the house feel fresh and clean.

bedroom and entrance

Thanks to the Cashmore family

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