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Redoubt retreat

From the Resene Total Colour Awards gallery — 820 Redoubt Road, Manukau

With a strong focus on blending the house with its surrounding native bush environment, bringing the outside in was the inspiration for the neutral colour palette.

Redoubt Retreat

This home on Redoubt Road, Manukau was a long time dream for the owners. This was the first time they had an architectural and interior designer team working together to create a home.

With a strong focus on blending the house with its surrounding native bush environment, bringing the outside in was the inspiration for the neutral colour palette. This is emphasised by the bark like texture of the Resene Vision Wallcoverings Thatch 21921 on the tall entry wall giving visitors the feeling of walking through a tree trunk to enter the house. The wallpaper also features on the wall behind the master bed.

The Resene range of neutral colours proved to be the most neutral (in hue) on the market. The colours have been used to clearly define different areas and create a warm, inviting and relaxed home.

The pool room/office uses a combination of Resene Stonewall and Resene Zeus to create a ‘men’s zone’, warm and strong to accommodate the competitive spirit of in house pool competitions.

Neutral kitchen/dining room

The family room uses Resene Coriander to absorb the sunshine and create a light fresh place to sit and catch up with family. This colour is found in the floral couch, which is a family favourite and was the basis for all other furnishings in the room.

Neutral hallway

The lounge colours were to provide a backdrop to existing artwork and furniture collected over time. Resene Stonewall, Resene Cargo and Resene Pavlova created a warm and neutral palette to allow these items to speak for themselves.

Neutral lounge

The home required a very specific use of colour and to maintain a high quality finish on the walls we have chosen Resene Wallpaper 47124 as a textured base for our Resene paint selections.

The Resene colour palette was an integral part in creating a cohesive design for the home, incorporating existing elements in a completely new environment. The result now exudes all the elements you would expect to find in a ‘home’ and the owners don’t wish to be anywhere else. They call the result ‘perfect’ and it is now their Redoubt Retreat.

Colours used: Resene Cargo, Resene Coriander, Resene Hillary, Resene Pavlova, Resene Stonewall, Resene Sisal, Resene Zeus.

Products used: Resene decorative paints, painted over wallpaper.

Architectural Specifier: Mia Casa Architecture
Building Contractor: Van Der Putten Builders Limited
Colour Selection: Emmy van Middelaar
Interior Designer: Emmy van Middelaar
Painting Contractor: c/o Van Der Putten Builders Limited
Photographer: Emmy van Middelaar

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