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HOMEmade: Warm and welcoming

14 Sep 2017

With great indoor outdoor flow from the deck into the lounge and dining area, this week the HOMEmade team created a second entertainment space in another family's home. The existing space was dark and in dire need of a face lift!


Being such a hub of the home, the team built a large wall display unit to include the TV. Interior designer Melissa Greenough wanted to create a warm, modern and open space for the family to entertain friends and family.

The challenge was to combat the cold wooden floors and to create separation between the lounge and dining areas. Melissa chose a palette of the Resene Cloud for the walls, with ceilings in Resene Alabaster and the wall unit in Resene Colorwood Whitewash. 

After: Walls painted in Resene Cloud, ceilings painted in Resene Alabaster and wall unit painted in Resene Colorwood Whitewash 

After: Walls painted in Resene Cloud

For the garden, ?Dan and his team transformed the blank canvas deck of an ex state house into a versatile meeting space for this family of four - Swannie, Terry and their two daughters. Movable planter boxes were cleverly used to divide the large deck in two to create a separate dining and seating area for the family and their community to use.

This can be easily replicated in your home – the movable planter boxes were made using light-weight concrete look troughs and placed on castors. To add colour, the boxes were planted with hedging using Tui Superlight Potting Mix and a variety of small flowering plants. See Tui’s step by step guide to creating your own beautiful balcony garden here

After: The outdoor seating boxes are painted in Resene All Black and the red stencilling is painted using Resene Bullseye

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