Designers reveal their dream spaces

13 Oct 2016

Last week, the winners of the NZ Interior Design Awards were announced, in a competition asking designers to create a room around the theme 'My Dream Space'.

Using paint by Resene and their expertise, the designers revealed rooms that were on-trend, inviting and inspiring... but whose was the winning dream space?

The award went to The Design Depot, of Hamilton, for their entry 'Misty Retreat' - an elegant bed and breakfast suite.

Originally designed for existing clients, who live just outside the Karapiro district, the brief was to transform an old, neglected shed at the back of their property.

The couple had a vision to turn it into something beautiful for others to enjoy, and it was important to them that the rustic exterior retained its look in the current setting, says Natina Hellowell of The Design Depot.

"We used a warm, earthy palette with on trend colours to draw in the beauty of the natural outdoor surroundings," she says.

"And a touch of warm bluey green gives the space a feeling of serenity and calmness."

The competition was part of the Waikato Home & Garden Show. Click here for more info about the winners.

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

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The winning dream space was awarded to The Design Depot, of Hamilton, who painted their luxurious bed and breakfast suite in Resene Zeus and Resene Double Alabaster. 

It's described as a cosy space, with an emphasis on maximising the misty river view with a warm, earthy palette. A combination of natural linens, aged leather, furs and a touch of silk give the space a feeling of natural elegance.

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Gezellig Interiors designed a place for a young busy family to rest and relax... to disconnect from busy media filled lives and reconnect to each other. 

To create their dream space, the designers used layers of textural elements, complemented by a soft organic color palette of Resene Camouflage on the back wall, Resene Sea Fog on the front wall, and Resene Half Sea Fog on the trims. 

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This Wintec student-led outdoor bathroom design is inspired by the beautiful landscape of New Zealand. The end result is a unique, contemporary outdoor bathroom space nestled in amongst a collection of ferns, flaxes and other plants native to our country.

Painted in Resene Cabbage Pont and Resene Baltic Sea, the use of bold, earthy shades of green and brown, dark textures and a combination of new and recycled materials create a space that feels relaxing and serene. 

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Working with a client who is putting together glamping accommodation, Picture Book Interiors presented this as their space. The designers wanted to push the boundaries with colour and to make it a dream for anyone staying there.

The walls are painted in Resene Armadillo and Resene Bianca, as is the painted screen, mixed with Resene Midnight Express. 

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Often the master bedroom is the last to be decorated, but it's the one of the most important areas in the home.... And so Twill Interiors wanted their dream space to be a bedroom that you could retreat to, realign yourself and enjoy time alone.

They mixed the old with the new, choosing classic furniture and skirting boards and pairing them with bold, contemporary Resene Barometer on the walls.

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