Our colour is­sue got every­one think­ing...

NZ House & Garden - - DECORATOR SERIES -

Jes­sica Close’s ad­vice on “tak­ing your lead from na­ture’s pal­ette” re­ally res­onated with me (“In clover”, May 2018). So much so, I was prompted to go straight out and buy green paint (Re­sene ‘Cab­bage Pont’ to be pre­cise) and pro­ceeded to paint my liv­ing room walls. I couldn’t be more thrilled with the re­sult. Suzanna Wood, Mt Maun­ganui

My hus­band and I de­cided to start paint­ing the in­te­rior of our home. Who knew there were so many shades of white? Thanks to Brid­get Fo­ley (April 2018) it got a lit­tle eas­ier to choose. Re­sene ‘Sea Fog’ it is; goes re­ally well with Re­sene ‘Quar­ter Duck Egg Blue’. Jackie Sut­ton, Lee­ston


You would have been de­lighted by my re­ac­tion as I passed the magazine aisle in the su­per­mar­ket to­day. My monthly rit­ual of treat­ing my­self for bat­tling my way through the food shop each week was re­warded when I dis­cov­ered your “colour is­sue”. My hus­band and son laughed as I did a wee jig and cel­e­brated what has to be my favourite NZ House & Gar­den cover in a long time (Jac­quie Hud­son’s Auck­land home). I raced home on a wet Christchurch week­end af­ter­noon, lit the fire, made a cof­fee and care­fully leafed my way through the glo­ri­ous pages. They sang to me as I too am a pro­po­nent of sur­round­ing one­self with a myr­iad of colours (see above) that bring you joy, make you smile and add a touch of fun to each day. Jac­quie Hud­son... we are on the same page! Schira Withers, Christchurch


I was rather vexed by the de­scrip­tion of Jes­sica Close’s lovely three bed­room Christchurch cot­tage as small, at “just 160sqm”. I’ve no­ticed this be­fore in your magazine. Small is de­fined as “a size that is less than nor­mal or usual”. Ap­par­ently you are ac­cu­rate in the case of the av­er­age Kiwi home these days but per­haps we need to chal­lenge some per­cep­tions of what “small” re­ally means. Yours grate­fully (in a spa­cious 120sqm home).

Gilly Waite, Welling­ton

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