Harmony is a key driver for designer Charlotte Minty.
With a love of Resene colour palettes based around whites, greys, dusty blues and grey-greens, Wellington interior designer Charlotte Minty aspires to create good design that lasts, that has warmth and humanity, and which is harmonious and accessible.
Charlotte’s current projects include a 100-year-old cottage in Wairarapa being renovated as a holiday home, two inner-city apartments and an ongoing turn-of-the- century villa project that started several years ago and is nearing completion.
Says Charlotte: “No project is the same and that’s the beauty of the game. As a designer in New Zealand, you need to be versatile and be able to embrace different projects. For example, one of the apartments will have a bold interior with a new dark green kitchen with walnut and brass details, while the other has a calmer approach with a textural palette of oak, whites, greys, and yellow.”
What is your current favourite colour?
“My favourite colour at the moment is Resene Inside Back. A good grey-green gets me every time!”
How do you like to incorporate Resene colour in your work?
“I like colour to be part of a whole, where it coheres with the surroundings and the intended design. I work on the occasional commercial project, most recently on a retrofitted office space that had a welcoming residential vibe and included this kitchen which could be opened up or closed off as needed. The project was done with my sister, architect Amelia Minty, working to a brief to create a versatile modern office absent of the traditional trappings of a corporate life.”
NZ House & Garden. December 2021
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