On high ro­ta­tion

NZ House & Garden - - COLOUR CHAMPIONS -

There are times when Auck­land in­te­rior de­signer Olga Sko­rik of Er­mitage De­sign goes above and be­yond for her clients. In a bid to con­vince a cus­tomer to paint a room in Aalto ‘Plinth’, she painted her own liv­ing room the same colour. “She loved it,” Olga says. “It was all part of the cre­ative process.”

IN THIS ROOM: “The colour pro­vides the per­fect frame for the art­work. Peo­ple don’t see the colour – they see the art. It’s so much more sig­nif­i­cant. It matches the back­ground of the piece and makes the girl float on the wall.”

IN THREE MONTHS: “I’ll change the wall colour again. We have an art col­lec­tion and have pieces in stor­age that we ro­tate and then I’ll re­paint the room. All I need to do is co­or­di­nate with a cou­ple of ex­tra cush­ions or some dif­fer­ent coloured flow­ers.”

I’D LOVE TO: “Paint this room brick red, a shade of ter­ra­cotta – I’m in love with it. I love or­ange, but or­ange is quite dis­turb­ing, and po­ten­tially a bit too much for a wall. Ter­ra­cotta has enough warmth to make it fly. I would need to work on my hus­band – he’s not as keen on colour ro­ta­tion as me. He’s my hard­est client.” >

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