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Boho beauty

front door feature

This home took a journey from a 'tired' wedgewood blue and butterscotch cream house to a 'boho beauty' cottage."

After 16 years in one of the oldest villas in Napier Hill, Liane and Kimberley decided to downsize, and moved their family of cats and dog to the funky little river town of Clive. After finally 'finishing' their old villa just in time to sell, they promised themselves the first thing they would do in their new home was to refresh the exterior and give the lovely little cottage a vibrant facelift. This time they would get to enjoy the makeover.

Both are lovers of colour and have definite ideas about what they like, but getting the tones and contrasts just right is always somewhat of a challenge. So they enlisted the help of Bibby and Brady, who presented a comprehensive colour scheme and makeover for not only the exterior but also a fabulous approach to the interior as well.

Nestled among trees and set back from the road, the humble little cottage was pretty nondescript before transformation time. Now painted in Resene Jungle Mist, Resene Bounce, Resene Smitten, Resene Free Spirit and Resene Black White, it is a real 'boho beauty,' and each time Liane and Kimberley roll in the gate home they can't help but smile. The front door 'pops' into view as you round the garage corner; a vibrant element of colourful surprise.

They have had so many wonderful comments, even from strangers who have asked the colours.

Liane and Kimberley are now in the process of beginning a garden makeover in keeping with the new look cottage. Mass planting will highlight the Resene Smitten on the doors and they are collecting old preserving pans for 'potted colour'.

deck area
garage and front door

Thanks to Liane and Kimberley.

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