b'alternative solution - reinterpreting Rafflesa local twist on a classic colonial styleInterior designer Greg Booth suggests this alternative scheme:Having just visited Raffles in Singapore, I wanted to interpret that very English colonial look in a local way. The black and white flooring and the kentia palm echo the Raffles style, then I have added a monochromatic, almost skeletal framework with the Resene Black Haze walls in front, the Resene Eighth Pravda walls in the back and by highlighting the beautiful architectural details of the spacethe windows and fireplacein Resene Half Masala. Against that, I have added pops of colour in the bright tableware, carpet and that striking tiger artwork. I also wanted to define the two spaces with different purposes so have made the front area a dining space. Its a look that takes the colonial look, adds a bit of Eastern surprise and then gives it a Kiwi twist. The rough planking of the table and stools also brings in a bit of number eight wire feeling. mobile 027 221 2062email gregb@carpetcourtdn.co.nz ReseneBlack HazeD Blue Drum Chair with denim cushionHunter Furniture www.furniture.co.nzKarastan Intriga Colours Range carpet, colour Cricket Carpet Courtwww.carpetcourt.co.nz 0800 787 777 Resene Half Initial Artwork, MS56 Warhols LionStonewall Hunter FurnitureResenewww.furniture.co.nz Eighth Pravdaillustration Malcolm WhiteReseneKombiReseneFlourishIngmar Chair in Trento Lux 13 Hunter Furniture www.furniture.co.nzTablewareTotal Foods www.tfe.co.nz29'