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A reflection of the sea: This first-prize Heart Foundation Lottery home is a cosy oasis

07 May 2024

The soothing Resene blues and whites on the exterior of this Jennian home fit perfectly into the beachside community of Papamoa, Bay of Plenty.

Known for its pristine beaches and rolling hills, this evolving town has stunning summers and mild winters. It’s a popular location for families of all life stages, with Tauranga city centre just a twenty-minute drive away.

In Heart Foundation Lottery No. 148, you have the chance to win this brand-new, fully furnished home in this up-and-coming community!

This property has a beautifully designed open-plan dining and family area, with a kitchen that features a walk-in pantry, as well as a separate living room. A private garden wraps around the home and features a patio perfect for sitting out on during pleasant evenings. Whether you’re enjoying the indoors or out, you can feel completely at ease in this charming property.

Resene Quarter Ash was painted on walls throughout this home with Resene Merino on the ceiling and trims.

“Over the past few decades, Tauranga and surrounding areas like Mount Maunganui and Papamoa, have had incredible growth,” explains Liz Halpin, Lottery Operations Manager at the Heart Foundation. “Papamoa has always been a popular holiday spot, with excellent opportunities for surfing and swimming, but even more Kiwis are choosing to settle down here full time.”

“It has everything you need for everyday living,” she continues. “There are good schools, bustling retail complexes and lively restaurant scenes, all within a reasonable drive. And of course, there’s stunning beaches to enjoy.”

Shades in paint and décor represent the beauty of the land and sea in the area. Resene Quarter Ash is painted on the walls with Resene Merino on the ceiling and trims.

Once again, designer Trace Beaumont-Orr had the opportunity to make her mark on this delightful home and truly brought the spirit of sea within.

What was your design brief?

“This time, I wanted the home to reflect Papamoa’s best asset: the sea. So, I aimed for a sophisticated beach vibe with soft sea foam hues as accents.”  

What colours did you choose?

“Throughout the home, I used Resene Quarter Ash – a gorgeous grey-white that’s neutral, but not boring. For the ceilings and trims, I used Resene Merino, another off-white which has more yellow undertones. Together, they give the vibes of a sandy, pebbly beach.”

The master bedroom is adorned with vibrant green and blue décor, with Resene Quarter Ash painted on walls and Resene Merino on the ceiling and trims.

What was your favourite aspect of the design?

“My favourite aspect of this design was being able to play with contrast. I wanted to make the separate living room more of a formal space, so I delved into deep greens to create that contrast from the rest of the home. In the open-plan family and living area, it’s much more relaxed and softer.”

The exterior reflects the coastal town this home is built in, painted in Resene Eighth Thorndon Cream and the timeless grey blue of Resene Raven.

In partnership with its long-time key supporter, Jennian Homes, the Heart Foundation Lottery offers the life-changing first prize of a fully furnished home seven times each year.

Lottery homes are built in lifestyle destinations throughout New Zealand and finished in Resene paints and stains.

You can support the Heart Foundation Lottery by purchasing tickets at Funds raised from the Lottery go towards life-saving heart research and heart disease prevention programmes, keeping New Zealand families together for longer.

For more about the Heart Foundation Lottery, click here.

Images by Incredible Images

Furniture and staging by Trace Beaumont-Orr, Décor Design

Published: 07 May 2024