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The second Resene Colour Home Awards finalist is a cute coastal cottage

A fresh white paint job with beachy blue accents has brought out the character of this Dunedin cottage by the sea. Find out how you could be our third Resene Colour Home Awards finalist below!


The second Resene Colour Home Awards finalist is a cute coastal cottage

Redecorating her 1950s house in Anderson’s Bay, Dunedin, required a lot of planning for Kathy Baughan. “For years I’ve cut up design magazines and pasted pictures in a journal to create my wish list and personal style,” she says.

Once ready, Kathy, who works in childcare and as a sales consultant, gave the seaside home a “modern, beachy” makeover, with a fresh white and blue palette. The crisp white of Resene ‘Half Bianca’ is complemented by shutters in Resene ‘Opal’, a front door in Resene ‘Shadowy Blue’ and a patio in Resene ‘Traffic’, a charcoal grey.

Kathy’s friend Shelley Wright Chalmers, an interior designer, helped her to finalise colours and Frank Tainton did the painting. Kathy has lived here with children Isadora and Alasdair (pictured) and Annabelle for eight years.

Did you use Resene paints to colour your home? You could win $5000!

Enter our competition and you could be one of five finalists to appear in Your Home and Garden and also receive a $250 Resene paint voucher. The overall winner will be chosen from the five finalists, taking the Resene Colour Home Award title and winning $5000 in cash. An extended story on the winning home will feature in our June 2019 issue.

What we’re looking for

+ Clever interior colour schemes
+ Exciting kids’ rooms
+ Amazing paint projects and features
+ Great use of colour in bedrooms
+ Interesting use of exterior colour

How to enter

Email photos and a 200-word description of your project to with your last name and ‘Resene Colour Home’ in the subject line. Please include your name, home address, daytime phone number, the names of the Resene colours used and details of when you painted your home. Please credit anyone who assisted you in choosing the colours.

Get your entries in by 26 November to be our third finalist!

Words by: Fiona Ralph. Photography by: Guy Frederick.

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