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Architecturally designed

With a background in architecture, Catherine Murphy designed the home alterations and Brendon was responsible for effecting the change. When the work was complete four months later, all that remained of the original purchased property were three beautiful pressed steel ceilings, some original windows, a fireplace and a portion of the layout - everything else was new.

From settlement on the property in mid July until they moved in four months later, renovating and building was a full-time occupation. The house had had no changes to the original layout since it was built 60 years earlier, so a full renovation was required.

Resene Nomad now adorns the exterior combined with Resene Makara on trim and the roof and Resene Spanish White on all joinery.

Exterior walls Roof and trim Joinery
Resene Nomad Resene Makara Resene Colour Swatch
Resene Nomad Resene Makara Resene Spanish White

The interior features a balanced palette of neutral tones and restful greens and blues tied together with varying strengths Resene Spanish White on trims, joinery and ceilings. The complete palette includes Resene Mint Julep in the dining room, Resene Sisal in the formal living area topped off in both rooms with Resene Quarter Spanish White ceilings and Resene Spanish White skirtings and mouldings. The Resene Quarter Spanish White ceiling finish extends into the kitchen blended with Resene Gunsmoke walls and Resene Metallic Blast Grey 2 cabinetry for a high fashion metallic look. Ablution areas feature Resene Spanish White on doors, skirtings and mouldings combined with Resene Sail in the main bathroom and Resene Westar in the ensuite to provide contrast against the Resene Colonial White bedroom walls.

Interior Paint

Bathroom Paint

Dining room Lounge, kitchen, hallway Kitchen Kitchen
Resene Mint Julep
Resene Mint Julep Resene Sisal Resene Double Spanish White Resene Gunsmoke
  Ceilings Skirtings and mouldings  
  Resene Burnt Crimson Resene Colour Swatch  
  Resene Quarter Spanish White Resene Spanish White  
Bedroom walls Bathroom walls Bathroom doors, skirtings and mouldings Ensuite walls
 Resene Sail Resene Westar
Resene Colonial White Resene Sail Resene Colonial White Resene Westar

Inspiration gallery 2003
Thanks to Catherine and Brendon.



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