The farmhouse style kitchen was added on two years ago, and is home to a vast 4m-long dining table. The walls and cabinets are in one of Vanessa’s favourite colours, Resene Triple Sea Fog, which she says is a sophisticated, understated grey.
A butler’s pantry leads off the main kitchen area and has a wall of shelving and second cooker to complement the big Aga in the main room. The walls here are in Resene Coastal Blue, a colour Vanessa also used to wash all of the big baskets she uses to store beach towels and outdoor cushions.
Vanessa’s love of layering and texture comes through in the living room, where the pale green colour of the paneled walls was inspired by the colour of a kina shell. The colour was specially mixed for the couple at the local Resene ColorShop, which Vanessa has now aptly dubbed Resene Kinakina.
The entrance has been modernised by replacing the timber balustrades with stainless steel ones. The walls in the hall and entrance have been painted in Resene Half Tea, except for the walls on the right, which are painted in Resene Stonewall.
Ian and Sharon wanted a neutral palette, without it being an all-white interior. They decided on Resene Quill Grey, a soft feathery grey, as the main colour with Resene Quarter White Pointer on the trims.