b'alternative solutiona clean slatedark slate blue redefines a home office spaceDesigner Deanna Hills suggests this alternative scheme: I created this modern, mid-century style office as somewhere to reflect and let creativity flow. A full wall of shelving has been designed around the gorgeous heritage windows, which are the rooms key feature. There is also a ceiling-mounted sheer curtain, which can be pulled across to soften the room and hide belongings. The deep, rich tone of Resene Dark Slate for the wall and shelving, mixed with oak timber textures in the desk and chair, gives this room a modern and sophisticated look. The walls and concrete floor, both painted in Resene Sea Fog, soften and offset the rest of the room nicely.phone 027 845 3149 web www.thedesigneryroom.co.nzResene BroncoStudio Roller in White George & Willywww.georgeandwilly.comResene Colorwood Limed OakElbow Chair in Natural OakFurniture by Design www.furniturebydesign.nz04 891 0114Large Martinique Baskets Laconia Air Silver Curtainsbefore Above: Deanna used Resene Dark Slate to bring character to illustrationEarly Settler James Dunlop Textileswww.earlysettler.co.nz www.jamesdunloptextiles.comthis home office, taking the colour on to the window frames andMalcolm White 09 442 1225 0800 933 586shelves to make them a part of this striking feature. The rest ofReseneResene Tuft Bush Sea Fogthe trims and ceiling are in Resene Alabaster, the right wall and floor are in Resene Sea Fog and the desk top is stained in Resene Colorwood Limed Oak timber stain. Pendant lamp, marble dishResene and pencil cups from Citt, artwork by Maiko Nagao, candleDark Slateholders from Tim Webber Design, bulb vase, bookends and top from Capricho and glass jewellery box from Kmart.top tip AB Pendant Lightin Frosted Clear Different gloss levels will affect how your paint colour looks. Citt Flat or matt finishes, like Resene SpaceCote Flat, absorb lightwww.cittadesign.comand make the colour look darker and earthier, whereas09 630 6177Resene Resene semi-gloss or gloss finishes reflect the light and make theAlabaster Half Secrets colour appear brighter and lighter. 50 51'