From the Resene Total Colour Awards gallery — Location
In keeping with the Art Deco style of the original house, this kitchen has blended effortlessly with the existing detailing and client’s vibrant Deco furnishings.
Additions and alterations for this project involved a modest addition for a new master bedroom and second living room, as well as a new open plan living arrangement. All work had to be considerate of the house’s 1940s heritage with traditional detailing and solid timber construction, one of the area’s first state houses.
Oversized sliding doors from the new open living space link the interior with the vast views over Cook Strait and the Wellington Airport. The client’s love for the proximity to the harbour, ocean and surrounding beaches was a strong focus for this unpretentious bach-like kitchen.
Renovations for the kitchen came straight from the influences of Piet Mondrian’s renowned block-colour artworks. In keeping with the Art Deco style of the original house, this kitchen has blended effortlessly with the existing detailing and client’s vibrant Deco furnishings. The simple linear shapes and staggered block-colour arrangements were the perfect canvas for painting bold and stylish Resene colours. In collaboration with the client, the final colours and their arrangement were key decisions aided by 3D CAD images and Resene colour drawdowns and testpots. The joiner’s high level of craftsmanship and knowledge of materials made for a clean seamless finish.
Colours used: Resene Blue Night, Resene Celeste, Resene Jalapeno, Resene Moon Glow, Resene Pattens Blue, Resene Soapstone.
Products used: Resene decorative paints.
Architectural Specifier: N & Co Architecture
Building Contractor: Simon Skinner, Skinbuilt Ltd
Colour Selection: Hayley Whitehead, N & Co Architecture and Client (collaboration)
Joiner: Living Timber
Painting Contractor: Joseph Painter, Subcontractor to Simon Skinner
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