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Resene TeaJoanne had been living in her home for two years and although there was nothing wrong with the existing colour scheme, having different colours in every room just wasn't doing it for her. Being a huge neutrals fan she decided to start with the lounge which originally had mint green walls with dark green architraves. She selected Resene Tea for the walls and Resene Alabaster for the architraves and the addition of a new lounge suite tied in the colour scheme to give her the contemporary latte inspired look she was after. Removing the heavy curtains and nets made the space feel like a completely different room, which is now superb to relax in.

The kitchen is located next to the lounge and naturally was next on the painting list as it didn't match. The kitchen is blue and the walls were originally yellow with blue architraves. She continued the lounge colours through to the kitchen, which made it feel instantly more modern.

The passage had dark maroon wallpaper that just had to go. The architraves and front door were again painted in Resene Alabaster combined with walls covered in textured wallpaper that worked in well with the Resene Tea walls in the lounge. It was amazing how much this change in colour scheme opened up the passage.


Resene Tea and Resene Alabaster

Resene Alabaster in kitchen

Next was the bathroom, which received a coat of paint in the same colours and new tiles above the vanity.

Resene Alabaster in bathroom

Finally Joanne tackled the master bedroom using the same colours for continuous flow. The side tables and vase were painted in Resene Wood Bark to match and the curtains and nets were replaced with wooden blinds.

Resene Alabaster in bedroom

Joanne also creates a variety of artworks scattered through the house. She has used Resene colours in many a painting, including Resene Nero as the backdrop to the painting in the kitchen.

There are only two bedrooms in the house left to be revamped and then the inside will be complete. The plan is to rent out this house once their new home has been built and with the modern new look they're sure the new tenants will like the new look too.

Walls Architraves Side tables and vase Artwork background
Resene Tea Resene Alabaster Resene Wood Bark Resene Nero

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Thanks to Joanne.



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