Imagination inspires 3 kids’ rooms

25 Jan 2018

When it comes to kids’ bedrooms, parents tend to have a bit of fun with the decorating scheme… but Zoe and Mark Hembury went above and beyond, using Resene paints to create intricate and imaginative schemes in their three children’s rooms.

The bedrooms were the first in the house to be tackled during a renovation, and Zoe worked on each one while the kids were asleep. Through the process she discovered hidden artistic talents and creativity, as you can see by the remarkable results. And of course, the kids love their new rooms!

Do you have a home full of wonderful Resene paint and colour? Send us some snaps by emailing editor Sharon Newey on [email protected].

Life's a beach

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Their son Archie was determined to have a beach hut in his bedroom, which Zoe built from scratch. To finish it, she painted the hut in a number of Resene testpots. The interior is painted in Resene Malibu and there’s even a cubby hole at the back accessed through curtains.

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The wall behind the hut is undercoated in Resene Magnetic Magic so Archie can use sea-themed magnets on the wall and use his magnetic fishing rod to ‘catch’ them. See the full colour scheme details here

The magic of Dr Seuss

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The baby’s room was painted before little Skye was born, and Zoe and Mark didn’t know if they were having a boy or girl. They chose a unisex theme, inspired by the Dr Seuss landscapes and trees.

Zoe painted the lower half of the walls in Resene Alabaster and used wood trim at dado height. She also painted Dr Seuss scenes by hand with various Resene testpots – the main sky colour is Resene Anakiwa.

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Baby Skye in her bedroom, with the shelving painted in Resene testpots.

Stars in their eyes

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In the third bedroom, Star Wars reigns. Zoe started the theme by painting the walls in Resene Cinder mixed with Resene Blast Grey 1, for the perfect amount of sparkle.

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The spaceship is made out of wood (painted in a mix of Resene Alabaster, Resene Scotty Silver and Resene So Cool metallics) and backlit with a strip of LEDs that can change colour by a remote control.

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