A key focus was to go beyond the safety of neutral colours and create a colour palette that was different without being too bold and overpowering.
This project began early in 2010 with the purchase of land, followed by much sketching of plans and thinking about colours, textures, shapes and size. A key focus was to go beyond the safety of neutral colours and create a colour palette that was different without being too bold and overpowering.
Inspired by beautiful colour combinations and a desire to create an atmosphere and environment that is glamorous, yet homely, cozy and inviting, Resene Warrior blue was used for the open plan living area to bring a great colour to the room that would complement the kitchen and furnishings and look amazing with gold. Resene Quarter Tea was used as the main wall colour with Resene Eighth Spanish White on the ceilings, doors and trims as they work nicely with the other colours in this home's palette.
In my formal lounge, Resene Half Oilskin adorns the walls, an earthy colour that works well with the riverstone fireplace and imparts a warm natural feel to the room.
The master balance is a careful gender balance with very feminine curtains balanced with simple masculine wallpaper.
The baby's room has a new dado rail feature grounded with Resene Geronimo, which complements the bedding and accessories.
The complete makeover draws on a range of colours to create interest and to fit with the family that happily resides within.
Colours used: Resene Eighth Spanish White, Resene Geronimo, Resene Half Oilskin, Resene Quarter Tea, Resene Smalt Blue, Resene Warrior.
Colour Selection: Serena Joli
Draftsperson: Jeremy Harrison
Building Contractor: Steve Bret
Painting Contractor: 'A New Haven' Decorators
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