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From the Resene News – issue 1/2010

Black meets white - apartment at The RepublicResene Paints

When Bruce McCausland decided he wanted a new uber-fresh look for his apartment at ‘The Republic’ in East Sydney, he combined the best of London and Sydney design with Lick Colour’s flair.

A custom-designed textured paint finish adorns the animated curved wall that runs the entire length of the apartment like a spine anchoring and defining public living and private spaces. The wall features Resene Double Thorndon Cream (antique white) in Resene Sandtex and Resene Paint Effects Medium. The overall effect is that of a hundred year old stone wall that blends unobtrusively into the environment.

Other interior areas were brush finished with Environmental Choice approved Resene Zylone 20 waterborne flat tinted to Resene Alabaster (blackened white). The flat paint finish gives a mineral-like quality to the walls and ceilings absorbing the light at different angles, ideal for the north/west aspect of this property.

The monolithic kitchen island and joinery are finished in Resene Nero (blue black) anchoring them to the floor tiles and custom-mixed stained floorboards. A juxtaposed wall of custom-designed aluminum metallic joinery creates depth and reflects light around this once dark area. A bold splash of Resene Decadence (rich blue) used on the kitchen splashback is repeated with tiled feature walls in bathrooms. Wet area walls are finished in Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen.

The palette of predominantly blacks and whites with the restrained use of Resene Decadence gives an almost Mondrian-like effect, transforming this space into a contemporary living environment.

Resene Nero

Resene Double Thorndon Cream

Architect: Boyarsky Murphy (London)
Colour and Finishes Selection: Terry Hogg, Lick Colour & Design
Painting Contractor (artist): Brendan Lakin
Photography: Murray Fredricks
Resene: Rachael Devine, NSW Architectural and Project Services Manager


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