From the Resene Total Colour Awards gallery — 5 Korimako Road, Days Bay, Eastbourne
This renovation dealt with two floors out of a three level house, the kitchen, hallway and two bedrooms.
Large dormer windows were added to each of the attic bedrooms, to increase their space. As in traditional attics, their ceilings slope down to short walls, to counteract the restriction of space. Light colours were fundamental, but contrast is still important to add interest. The chosen colours, Resene Stark White and Resene Drought, work on similar tones but with enough distinction to highlight the numerous angles of the roof and dormers.
In the kitchen, the floor to ceiling windows create a strong connection to the native Eastbourne bush. To reflect this, a piece of natural granite was chosen for its movement and colour. The use of soft greens and browns and natural wood draws the bush into the internal environment of the kitchen.
The paint colours are instrumental in bringing together the rimu and stone, creating a cohesive design. The Resene Double Alabaster on the walls highlights the appealing tones of the Resene Lemon Grass cabinetry, creating an alluring contrast. The colours also accentuate the interesting lines of the custom joinery, making it distinct and elegant.
The soft surrounding paint hues emphasise the beautiful granite bench, making it the focus of the space.
The paints used were all from the Resene Environmental Choice approved product range.
Colours used: Resene Alabaster, Resene Double Alabaster, Resene Drought, Resene Lemon Grass, Resene Stark White.
Architectural Specifier: Nicola Habbitts
Building Contractor: Daniel Melville
Colour Selection: Nicola Habbitts
Interior Designer: Nicola Habbitts
Painting Contractor: Daniel Melville
Photographer: Nicola Habbitts
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