Colour cues

NZ House & Garden - - HOMES -

“For me, the look of the in­te­rior al­ways starts at colour,” says Greer. She takes cues from her art and this time she wanted to in­clude some more “gutsy, punchy” colours. “I put the grun­tier colours in the kids’ rooms [Raf­ferty’s room is pic­tured on this page] and kept it lighter in the liv­ing spaces, but the stronger colours still come through in fur­nish­ings so it’s co­he­sive and flows.” Riley was de­ter­mined not to have any pink in her room, says Greer. “She was adamant. She didn’t even want a dusky pink cush­ion.” So greys, greens and char­coal bring both Riley and Raf­ferty’s rooms to life. The ex­te­rior was con­sid­ered too. “I wanted the ex­te­rior to have a bit more of a state­ment. It needed a punch of colour.” Greer’s at­ti­tude is sim­ple: “I love paint, it trans­forms a space, so I’m not afraid to change it up.” >

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