Located in the scenic Ayrburn Ridge, Arrowtown, the new home was designed to be a near mirror image of the client’s original home next door. Connected to the original home by a 13 x 3.5m breezeway, the new house will become the client’s residence, while the original will provide accommodation for visiting family and friends.
For interior walls, the client opted for simple, soft paint colours that would sit well with the mountainous backdrop of the home. “The client’s brief was elegant/industrial,” explains Deb Crowe, Principal Designer, Board & Batten Interior Design. “She loves longevity, tactility and luxury comfort — a timeless look and feel.” In addition, the home needed to be low maintenance and safe for the client’s nine grandchildren.
Porter’s Paints Eggshell in Rubble was chosen for walls throughout the house. “Rubble is a soft mix of warm and cool which Porters do so well,” explains Deb. “The colour provides a soft background for warmer, richer colours in the house — and cooler colours too, as we did mix it up a bit.”
The soft grey of Rubble complements furnishings throughout the home; In the kitchen the colour offers a subtle background to warm parquet flooring, grainy timber cabinetry and industrial style lighting, while in the living room it is contrasted with pops of mustard yellow in furniture pieces.
For the childrens bedroom, Porter’s Paints Eggshell in a cooler grey, Porters Elegance, was selected — providing a cool, calm place to rest. A touch of yellow in the bedding and cabinetry helps tie the room into the rest of the home.
To finish, Dulux Aquanamel in cool white, Dulux Okarito, was used on all finishing lines and doors.
“We chose paint colours that would sit calmly behind the furnishings — calming colours that create harmony,” says Deb. Those subtle, simple colour choices have helped to create a timeless, elegant home that brings a sense of comfort, serenity and calm — much like its mountain surroundings.