meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">
Total Colour Award winners
From the Resene Total Colour Awards
gallery of entries

Resene Total Colour Awards
The Old Vicarage
Download PDF version

The Old Vicarage


The old villa had for several years been home to a restaurant, located in suburban Christchurch. The new operator wished to both rejuvenate the current operation and add a new limb to the business, and a sympathetic addition to the rear of the villa of some 130 square metres was constructed.

The refurbishment of the existing spaces, retained in its multi-roomed layout was to enhance the day time café trade and further promote the dining experience. The client’s brief was to provide multifaceted spaces that were vivid and lively while respectful of the heritage fabric of the building.

The budget allowed sparing use of dark oak, so the design intent was that the walls, paint and wallcoverings provided more than a mere background to the atmosphere. The joinery screens picked up a discreet religious intonation, harking back to the building’s original use. They provide a contrast to the rich reds and lime stripes. The cream on cream flocked paper provides texture to the package.

Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen waterborne enamel and Resene Lustacryl semi-gloss waterborne enamel in hues of Resene Alabaster and Resene Quarter Tea are used as a subtle backdrop in the dining/function and bar joined by deeper Resene Triple Tea on the bar raised booth area. The coffee room area is finished in Resene Nest Egg, a deep partner to the Resene Alabaster used in the café and entrance area.

The overall effect is one of a respectful contemporary approach to heritage spaces.

Cafe Area

Bar Area

Bar / details

Colour swatch
Resene Alabaster
Colour swatch
Resene Quarter Tea
Colour swatch
Resene Triple Tea
Colour swatch
Resene Nest Egg

Architectural Specifier: Gemma Attwood, RM Designs
Painting Contractor: Renaissance Decorators
Photographer: RM Designs and Johanna Macdonald
Other Key Contributors: Alan Raine, Director of Design RM Designs

Resene Paints Ltd

Resene Paints Ltd   –

We would love to hear from you if you wish to use Resene's images, information and ideas for social medial, blogs, newsletters and other media use. Please email and let us know what you need, what it is for and how Resene will be acknowledged as the source of the content. We are happy to assist with most requests.

Our vision is to be respected as a trusted, ethical and sustainable company and acknowledged as the leading provider of innovative paint and colour technology. View Resene’s profile, Quality Policy, Environmental Policy and Health & Safety Policy.

Any personal data, such as name, address, phone, email details, supplied to Resene for the purposes of receiving newsletters, orders etc will be retained by Resene Paints Ltd and used only by Resene Paints Ltd and its trusted agencies for the purposes of communication/promotion/providing service to you. We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer your personal data to outside third parties. If you wish to opt out of communication from Resene please complete our contact us form. View our full Privacy Policy.

Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online.   See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.

View Videos