An ex-rental in Auckland’s Beach Haven with a once-tired weatherboard exterior has been transformed into a modern bohemian dream In a nutshell Who lives here? Amanda Fitzsimmons (full-time mum and stylist/artist for Rococo and Rose), husband Tim (portfolio manager), Phoebe, 9, Archie, 7, and cats Frankie and Romy. What attracted you to Beach Haven? Originally, it was …

An ex-rental in Auckland’s Beach Haven with a once-tired weatherboard exterior has been transformed into a modern bohemian dream In a nutshell Who lives here? Amanda Fitzsimmons (full-time mum and stylist/artist for Rococo and Rose), husband Tim (portfolio manager), Phoebe, 9, Archie, 7, and cats Frankie and Romy. What attracted you to Beach Haven? Originally, it was …

pretty pale gravel and stone paving path with contemporary horizontal slatted fence - ellas inspiration - - inredning för ditt hem & trädgård!

pretty pale gravel and stone paving path with contemporary horizontal slatted fence - ellas inspiration - - inredning för ditt hem & trädgård!

Haynes Wood Grey on weatherboards white trim and black front door and steps, then just add greenery. #exteriorpaintcolours

Haynes Wood Grey on weatherboards white trim and black front door and steps, then just add greenery. #exteriorpaintcolours

We’ve found that often colours that work well on windows are very light or very dark, not somewhere in-between. So, once you have decided on your main colour, decide if a darker or lighter tone on the windows has enough contrast with the main colour to achieve the desired look. Colours used were Haymes Sense & Haymes Greyology 1

We’ve found that often colours that work well on windows are very light or very dark, not somewhere in-between. So, once you have decided on your main colour, decide if a darker or lighter tone on the windows has enough contrast with the main colour to achieve the desired look. Colours used were Haymes Sense & Haymes Greyology 1

When it comes to the architectural features of a home, “Using a crisp white such as Greyology 1 accentuates the features of the home while keeping the palette simple. Alternative colours to consider are Wood Grey for the weatherboards and Modesty White for the trims and features,” said Wendy.

When it comes to the architectural features of a home, “Using a crisp white such as Greyology 1 accentuates the features of the home while keeping the palette simple. Alternative colours to consider are Wood Grey for the weatherboards and Modesty White for the trims and features,” said Wendy.


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Neutrals are a classic favourite for exterior schemes but have you ever considered the role that a crisp white trim has to play?  If you are putting together an exterior colour scheme you should click through to read further.

Why I love a crisp white trim

Neutrals are a classic favourite for exterior schemes but have you ever considered the role that a crisp white trim has to play? If you are putting together an exterior colour scheme you should click through to read further.

We’ve found that often colours that work well on windows are very light or very dark, not somewhere in-between. So, once you have decided on your main colour, decide if a darker or lighter tone on the windows has enough contrast with the main colour to achieve the desired look. Colours used were Haymes Sense & Haymes Greyology 1

We’ve found that often colours that work well on windows are very light or very dark, not somewhere in-between. So, once you have decided on your main colour, decide if a darker or lighter tone on the windows has enough contrast with the main colour to achieve the desired look. Colours used were Haymes Sense & Haymes Greyology 1

RENDER - Dulux Mangaweka;  Roof - Colourbond Shale Grey;  Facia - Colourbond Surfmist; Veranda posts, garage and weatherboards - Colourbond Surfmist; Windows - Dulux Vivid White; Eaves - Mount Aspiring

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RENDER - Dulux Mangaweka; Roof - Colourbond Shale Grey; Facia - Colourbond Surfmist; Veranda posts, garage and weatherboards - Colourbond Surfmist; Windows - Dulux Vivid White; Eaves - Mount Aspiring

I get asked about my house colours all the time. Every week I think! So I thought I’d put a post together for those who are interested The weatherboard has been painted SHALE GREY. I used Taubmans Endure (we painted the whole outside of the house ourselves). We asked Taubmans to tint the paint …

I get asked about my house colours all the time. Every week I think! So I thought I’d put a post together for those who are interested The weatherboard has been painted SHALE GREY. I used Taubmans Endure (we painted the whole outside of the house ourselves). We asked Taubmans to tint the paint …

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