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Paint creates a 'home'


Hand painted floorWith almost no belongings with them, Douglas and Brookie set themselves the task of creating a real 'home' for their family from a rental property. A bungalow in Devonport, untouched for 25 years, was to be that 'home' and paint the primary means by which they planned to create the look and feel we wanted.

Almost 100 Resene paint testpots were used in the quest for the combinations of colours they were looking for.

Immediately entering their new home you can see that all the floors have been hand painted - art underfoot.

The hall has darkly coloured Resene Midnight Moss walls, which frame each of the rooms leading off it with Scandinavian inspired black and white stripes on the floor, an Art Deco geometric Resene Blue Bark pattern in the sitting room with its 1940s French club leather chairs. The kitchen has Resene Blue Bark cabinets with Resene Gold accents, the countertops have been treated with polished concrete with Resene Concrete Wax while the wall is handpainted herringbone tiling.

 

Resene paint and colours create a home in a rental property - kitchen and dining

Kitchen

The entire area emits a burnished glow, while the dining part has the bold black and white Scandinavian inspired rug, the dining table and Has Wegner chairs to add a mid-century touch. There's no denying the impact the handpainted tile floor has in the main bedroom, using Resene Wax Flower, Resene Avant Garde, Resene Lynch, Resene Dynamite and Resene Blue Bark on the floor with dark Resene Blue Bark gloss ceiling contrasting with white walls. Outside Resene Atoll and Resene Breaker Bay turn the courtyard into a light filled entertaining space.

An Art Deco geometric Resene Blue Bark pattern in the sitting room with its 1940s French club leather chairs

Dining

Courtyard

Lounge

Bedroom and hall

The children's rooms are painted in Resene Swans Down and Resene Pattens Blue with a modern herringbone pattern on the floor of one and a lace pattern on the other.

Bathroom with floor art

This family finally feels at home, which is a hard thing to achieve when renting. They feel they have added some history and soul, by creating depth and textural interest throughout.

Hall walls Walls, kitchen cabinets
floor and ceilings
Kitchen cabinets Bedroom floor
Resene Midnight Moss
Resene Midnight Moss

Resene Blue Bark
Resene Blue Bark
Resene Gold
Resene Gold
Resene Wax Flower
Resene Wax Flower
Bedroom floor Bedroom floor Bedroom floor Courtyard
Resene Avant Garde
Resene Avant Garde
Resene Lynch
Resene Lynch
Resene Dynamite
Resene Dynamite
Resene Atoll
Resene Atoll
Courtyard Child's room Child's room  
Resene Breaker Bay
Resene Breaker Bay
Resene Swans Down
Resene Swans Down
Resene Pattens Blue
Resene Pattens Blue
 

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Thanks to Douglas and Brookie.

 

 

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