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Isabel and Aaron had always dreamt of owning and doing up their own home so saved up so hard in their first year of marriage for their first home. There was a lot of pasta and rice consumed that year as they were so focused on their goal of owning their own home as soon as possible! The limited menu paid off with them able to move into their first home at end of the year.

The two bedroom, one bathroom 70s house was in desperate need of a lot of TLC! It was a hotchpotch clash of lime green wallpaper, pink carpet, peach kitchen, mint green bathroom, complete with a baby blue exterior.

They decided to work on the master bedroom first as they wanted to have a beautiful space that they could retreat to when the rest of the house was in renovation chaos and they are so glad that they did!

Their vision for the space was to create a peaceful sanctuary with darker walls and a nature inspired colour palette. Aaron had inherited a beautiful artwork from his grandmother that they wanted to hang above their bed so they decided to use that as a starting point. They chose Resene Smoky Green as the wall colour and paired it with natural linen on the bed and an assortment of antique furniture found over time. The bedroom is still Isobel's favourite room in the home and both absolutely love the calming feel of the wall colour.

They then began work on the lounge and dining area. This area was already light and open so they chose to paint the walls in Resene Black White and furnish the space in natural colours. They put wooden flooring throughout this whole space to tie the living spaces together.

Next they started work on the nursery as they found out that they were expecting a baby! They didn't want to find out the gender so chose Resene Ecru White for the walls as it created a beautiful neutral palette to build the rest of the space around. They loved the slight green tone to Resene Ecru White as it went so well with the wooden furnishings.

Isabel and Aaron are now in the planning stages for an additional bedroom and ensuite as well as renovating the kitchen and bathroom. They can't wait to pick out the colours for the new areas in their home!


Thanks to Isabel and Aaron.

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