West Coast beaches are the inspiration behind actress Robyn Malcolm’s decorating schemes.
Actress Robyn Malcolm plays the much-loved character of Cheryl West in TV3’s Outrageous Fortune, a role for which she has won many awards. She has also become the high-profile ambassador for Right House, a company specialising in energy efficiency systems for new and existing homes.
When I heard that Right House was a company offering a way to create more energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and economic homes, I was keen to get behind it. I’m a busy working mum and Right House offers people like me the opportunity to keep my kids warm and dry while taking a step towards doing the right thing, like reducing energy consumption.
The Right House team of experts did a makeover on my home and it has honestly made a world of difference to our everyday lives. Our shower uses less water, the insulation keeps us warmer and reduces our energy consumption – since my Right House makeover the power bill has been reduced by two thirds!
I don’t really have a favourite colour... honestly! It depends on the day, my mood, the weather. I guess the ones which come to mind would have to be grassy warm green, orangey red, warmish greys and beige colours.
I decorated the kitchen using a palette of colours that to me represent a West Auckland beach – grassy green, stormy grey, pohutukawa red and toi toi blonde. I also have used a lot of soft blues and greens. I like cool colours in the house.
No not really. I like what I like.
No, I think every colour has its place.
White-on-white colours kind of bore me but I can see the value in the ‘zen-ness’ of it. I occasionally like putting a few white tones together to create a peaceful look – as long as it doesn’t look too clean!
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