b'alternative solutionplayful minimalisman outdoor sanctuary for all-season enjoyment Designers Kate Rogan and Eva Nash suggests this alternative scheme: The original scheme of this patio has plenty of drama, but to give it a different look, we decided to add some lightness and colour. The idea was to create the feel of a comfortable garden retreat. We have brightened the fireplace by painting it in Resene Merino, which draws the eye up. The introduction of Resene Tom Thumb on the rear wall visually extends the garden, inviting you to sit at the outdoor table. We added colour with the Jardin Ilevie Table and painted the HAY Palissade Arm Chairs in Resene Retro to match. Their thin frames also make the space feel generous. The finishing touches of the white Artek plant pots and Jardin Fermob planter add playfulness to the design and bring the garden further into the space.phone 09 361 2548 web www.rogannash.comResene WoodsmokeStar JasmineKings Plant Barnwww.kings.co.nz0800 752 687Resene Woodsman NaturalBellevie Table in Acapulco Blue ReseneJardinTom Thumbwww.jardin.co.nz09 889 1200Silver Falls Dichondrabefore Above: Eva and Kate demonstrate how this already strikinglyillustrationKings Plant Barn EF5000 Outdoor Gas Fireplacedesigned patio could look with different textures and a few popsMalcolm White www.kings.co.nz Escea0800 752 687 Resenewww.escea.comof colour. Dining chairs painted in Resene Retro, deck in ReseneAll Black 0800 173 000Woodsman Natural, fireplace in Resene Merino, back wall in Resene Tom Thumb, exterior cladding in Resene Waterborne Woodsman CoolColour Pitch Black timber stain and pergola inResene RetroResene All Black. Table and planter box from Jardin, gas fireplace from Escea, dining chairs and lounger from HAY, plant pots (on table) from Citt. top tipIf you cant find just the right colour furniture to suit your palette, paint it yourself. When painting new galvanised metalPalissade Armchair in furniture, first wash it with Resene Roof and Metal Wash thenGalvanised Steel apply Resene Galvo One before finishing with two topcoats ofHAYResene Lustacryl semi-gloss waterborne enamel. If your furniturewww.hay.comResene is old and rusty, consult your local Resene ColorShop for advice Merino and which products you will need to treat it.78 79'