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Carefully in contrast

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This majestic 1915 villa located in the heart of Devonport required an extensive interior renovation.

The architectural specifications and design meant that the internal walls and ceilings needed to be stripped back to the internal framing which uncovered hidden issues. However this also provided a blank canvas for the owner, the interior designer and the architect to work with.





The hallways and stairwell walls were painted in Resene Zylone Sheen in Resene Half Foggy Grey for a striking contrast with the panelling in Resene Alabaster. The same contrasting effect was achieved in the lounge where the walls were painted in Resene Quarter Foggy Grey, a colour also repeated in the master bedroom and child’s bedroom. There was enough contrast in the colours used and the Resene pre-finished cabinetry in Resene Baltic Sea, Resene Alabaster and Resene Half Friar Grey, to provide interest, but still remain sophisticated and elegant. Resene Alabaster was used on the remaining wall areas, ceilings and trims. This foundation off white brings out the deeper hue of Resene Triple Alabaster in the games room walls.






Seating and hallway


Durability and ease of cleaning were paramount for wet areas and trims, with Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen and Resene Lustacryl chosen for the respective areas for their durability and ease of cleaning.

The wall colours in the various rooms accentuates the colours in the artworks and the artworks provide attractive accents for the walls for a sophisticated finish that complements the era of the house and the owner’s lifestyle.

Doorway detail

Doorway detail

Doorway detail

Dining room

Villa lounge

Ceiling detail

Light and ceiling detail


Architectural specifier: Fraser Gillies
Building contractor: Derek Armstrong, North Shore Construction
Interior designer: Trinity Design
Painting contractor: John Bisset

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