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5 fab colour-shot kitchens

Still wedded to the idea of a white kitchen? These colourful kitchens might change your ... more

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1 room, 4 ways

We’ve all done it – pondered long and hard over the paint colour charts, worried ... more

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Monde and Michael's role reversal

For Monde Norden and her American-born husband Michael Glazer, their home overlooking Karekare beach on ... more

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Noelene and Alan’s red-hot home

It’s no surprise to learn that this family love colour… any colour. It may have ... more

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Fiona goes bold and bountiful

Hand on heart, we can honestly say there are few people in this world who ... more

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Jodie puts her heart into it

When Jodie Robertson of Smoke N Mirrors was asked to design the interiors of a ... more

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A bit of luxe with your latte?

Having a glamorous kitchen isn’t everyone’s cup of chai. Some of us prefer a humble ... more

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Kate brings Paris to the 'burbs

Adding French-style opulence to a new family home and on a budget. It might sound ... more

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James goes for gold...

A trio of bold, rich Resene colours inspired by a garden outlook and the gold ... more

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Kurt and Paula find peace on earth

When long-haul pilots Kurt and Paula Schultz set about creating a quiet coastal retreat, they ... more

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7 colour stars of 2014

With a new year comes new possibilities, and if you’ve been planning changes at home, ... more

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Tiffany takes a lead from Lego

Using Lego as colour inspiration for your house may seem unusual but when you have ... more

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Gently does it for Nick and Nancy

Soft aged colours all look like gentle reflections of the same thought process in this ... more

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Jazzed up with jewel tones

Colour and lighting consultant Terry Hogg is not afraid of colour. And neither was his ... more

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Revealing the colour within

While earthy colours were an important device to blend this new house with its rural ... more

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Yuki + Nathan's cool culture fusion

This tranquil home is a perfect reflection of its Japanese and Kiwi owners - Yuki ... more

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Penny and Glenn live in harmony

A shared background in design was definitely an advantage when Glenn Peters and Penny Hornsby ... more

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Hello yellow, hello sunshine

Happy, sunshiny yellow – it’s the colour of spring and summer, of warmth and cheeriness. ... more

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Vanessa and Richard's coastal crusade

A former rest home that was a maze of cubicles has been relocated and reborn ... more

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Pink: it's not just a girly girl thing

Pink is a fairly polarising colour; you tend to either love it or hate it. ... more

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Team Black go for sharp and striking

With their striking acid yellow (Resene Tweet) bedroom, crisp combinations of black and white, clever ... more

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Winners share their trials and joys

We watched for 10 weeks as two Christchurch families battled it out to win their ... more

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Stephen and Debbie boldly go...

Faced with a drab 1960s house in original state, Stephen and Debbie did something very ... more

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Today's hot new neutral - grey

Like any other part of the colour spectrum, when it comes to neutrals, there is ... more

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Liz and Pete let nature lead the way

With a view out across the neighbourhood to hills and farmland beyond and all day ... more

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