Re­sene Colour Home Awards Meet our sixth and fi­nal fi­nal­ist

A dark, ro­man­tic bed­room re­vival has helped make this Hast­ings fam­ily home ready for the next gen­er­a­tion

Your Home and Garden - - Contents - Text by Fiona Ralph. Pho­tog­ra­phy by Florence Charvin.

Kate and Tim Robin­son wanted to cre­ate a unique look and feel for the house they pur­chased from Tim’s par­ents for their fam­ily of eight. “Not sur­pris­ingly, the mas­ter bed­room was top of the pri­or­ity list,” Kate says. “We were very keen to sleep in our own room and not feel like we were us­ing Tim’s par­ents’ bed­room!”

How­ever, the cou­ple also wanted to hon­our the work Tim’s par­ents had done through­out their 40 years in the house, in­clud­ing strip­ping back most of the orig­i­nal wooden de­tails to their nat­u­ral state. To off­set this, Kate and Tim opted for the in­tense blue of Re­sene ‘In­dian Ink’ for their walls. “We were both very keen on the idea of a dark and moody colour and the navy gave that feel­ing but also in­jected some life as well,” says Kate. The cou­ple’s brother-in­law, Rich Fos­ter from Fos­ter Paint­ing HB Ltd, painted the room. “We couldn’t be hap­pier with the job he did for us.” And the cherry on top? The dark walls pro­vide a per­fect back­drop for the flo­ral ar­range­ments Kate cre­ates for Wilder­ness Tribe, the floristry and event styling busi­ness she’s started with a friend.


Con­grat­u­la­tions to our six fi­nal­ists who have each re­ceived a $250 Re­sene paint voucher for their imag­i­na­tive room schemes cre­ated us­ing Re­sene paints. The win­ner of the Re­sene Colour Home Awards will be cho­sen from our six fi­nal­ists and will re­ceive a cash prize of $5000. Stay tuned for the July is­sue of Your Home and Gar­den when the win­ning en­trant will be re­vealed in a spe­cial ex­tended story on their home.


A large bay win­dow means the room is one of the sun­ni­est in the house and, since the makeover, it is one of the cou­ple’s favourite spaces to spend time in. “Al­though we’ve cho­sen a dark colour, it’s not gloomy at all,” says Kate.


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