This character filled home with features of art deco, needed a quick and effective recovery to bring the living area to life.
The owner had bought new furniture; sofas with a very light fabric that were clashing with the existing light coloured walls. I suggested introducing a darker tone on the wall that preserved a natural colour – my solution, Resene Zylone Sheen tinted to Resene Sandcastle was applied.
The lounge room has no windows, therefore there is no direct natural light filling the room except indirect natural light coming from the sliding door of the dining area. By applying the new Resene Sandcastle colour to the lounge room walls it creates a very soft and comfortable interior to relax in. The shadows on the wall play with interesting tones of sand and warm honey without darkening the room.
The fireplace surround has a slightly scratched veneer. Instead of bringing out these details I recommended blending the wall above the fireplace with the colour, Resene Monkey. The result is fantastic, the fireplace looks very elegant, it has a strong presence in the room and its proportion is not imposing. The contrast of the Resene Sandcastle and Resene Monkey work effectively together, while the detailed art deco display cabinet blends nicely next to the fireplace.
The trims, doorways and skirting are painted with Resene Quarter Blanc. This colour imparts a fresh and crisp finish to the room. To access the lounge room, the hallway leads you through a set of French glass doors painted in Resene Quarter Blanc that brings out the glass panels while setting the doors beautifully within the room.
Resene Sandcastle was also applied to the walls of the adjacent dining room. This open space linking in with the lounge room receives plenty of natural light. The colour reacts differently in the dining room bringing more beige, pastels and neutral tones, while the lounge area has warmer tones. This entire living area is linked together with the same colour and well defined by the light it absorbs.
Colours used: Resene Monkey, Resene Quarter Blanc, Resene Sandcastle.
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