Kirsty and David’s farmhouse-style home, set on 1.5 acres, is clothed in pine weatherboards painted in the warm grey tone of Resene ‘Kensington Grey’ with starchy white accents in Resene ‘Half Rice Cake’ on the trim and verandas.
The kitchen is the pièce de résistance, with the soft green of Resene ‘Emerge’ paired with Resene ‘Quarter Rice Cake’, and the spacious scullery featuring units painted in the striking black Resene ‘Blackjack’. “I looked at several French farmhouse kitchens and also a few Hamptons-style kitchens while designing the kitchen and scullery,” says Kirsty.
Pops of colour such as those in the kitchen are offset by simpler tones: ceilings and doors are all painted in Resene ‘Quarter Rice Cake’, as are the ensuites, family room and office. The formal lounge, hallway and main bathroom are painted in the subtle white of Resene ‘Blanc’.
“We knew we wanted Resene ‘Emerge’ in the kitchen and the rest of the living areas fairly neutral. We still wanted a home with colour so we decided to put some life into the bedrooms.”