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Bursts of colour

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The Lathams designed and painted their own home, using Resene colours extensively, particularly as highlights. The home stands above Brightwater in Nelson and has commanding views over the Waimea Plains and to Tasman Bay. It’s a very powerful view so strong bursts of colour could be used.

Colour starts from the entry, with a soffit in Resene Conifer. The rest of the house exterior is Sandstone Grey, Grey Flannel and Resene Conifer.

Once inside, the hall is Resene Double Alabaster with a pop of colour on the bathroom door, in Resene Parachute, and the studio door, in Resene Wild Thing. The bathroom is painted in Resene Lustacryl semi-gloss waterborne enamel in Resene Parachute and Resene Sea Fog.

The rest of the studio is Resene Double Alabaster walls with Resene Sea Fog trims and Resene Tuna and Resene Grey Chateau cupboards.

The bedroom is Resene Double Alabaster, Resene Jonquil, Resene Curiosity and Resene Touche with Resene Sea Fog trims.

Coloured doors continue to the laundry, with Resene Curiosity, the gym, with Resene Touche, the garage with Resene Reservoir and the bike workshop with Resene Smitten. The interior of these rooms are Resene Double Alabaster walls with Resene Sea Fog trims.

The living room combines Resene Black and Resene Double Alabaster, with a door in Resene Kandinsky. And for a cosy space to settle in with a favourite TV show, the TV room is Resene Black.

dining room
laundry and studio
hallway and gym

Thanks to the Latham family.

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