b'quirky colour and pieces add life to this spaceInterior designer Kaye Coleman suggests this alternative scheme: The space suits a dining room concept with its proximity to the kitchen; the windows are at the right height and are given a tailored look with blinds. The starting point for the scheme is the sideboard which is fun, quirky and so refreshing. It also incorporates favourite colours of mineemerald and fresh grass green with black and white, which suits a dining/kitchen area and shows how natures colours can work together. The walls are finished in Resene Flourish to complement the green. The dark oak floor gives a warm background to the crisp colours while the fresh white dining chairs give relief to the green. The dining table is a good family size and its neutral tones leave the sideboard, walls and lighting to feature. I loved the idea of herbs being handy to the kitchen, becoming a feature in these inverted plant pots. A Michael Smithers print brings cheerful hot colours into the room.phone 09 524 0151 mobile0274 50 50 85 emailkcoleman@wave.co.nzReseneFlourishAmrapali Peony roman blinds by Designers GuildIcon Textiles www.icontextiles.co.nzTank pendant lights in Emerald Green Simon James Design www.simonjamesdesign.comReseneUnique chairs in white Limerick ReseneSimon James Design Lure www.simonjamesdesign.comReseneArea 51illustration ReseneMalcolm White Pitch BlackMichael SmithersLimited Edition ArtParnell Gallerywww.parnellgallery.co.nzWrongwoods sideboard Simon James Design www.simonjamesdesign.com29'