Down to Earth In Wagga Wagga

Sarah Geha

May 05, 2021

Michael Bell Architects created the romance of an early settler’s farmhouse on this busy Wagga Wagga farming property with stunning results.

Wagga Wagga Farmhouse

The original home on this busy beef cattle and sheep farming operation in southern NSW was demolished, and only the original brick chimney was retained. During the demolition architect Michael Bell noticed the rich local earth, which later became his colour inspiration.

A colour inspired by earthly riches

The colour, Porter’s Oxblood, was inspired by the rich red earth discovered during building works, and was created in the Porter’s factory at Mascot by our expert colourists

Dust to Dust

Not only is the colour beautiful, but practical too, as the inevitable dust blowing onto the house is never visible due to the colour match to the local soil.

Living Room

Interior designer Michele Bell chose Porter’s Eggshell Acrylic in Milk Chocolate for the walls of this beautifully proportioned living room.

Dining Room

The dining room was painted with Porter’s Eggshell Acrylic in Calm Green for a richly coloured designer matte finish.

Porter's Eggshell Acrylic is used throughout the house, the very low sheen level is an elegant contrast to the high gloss of the doors and trim areas.

Calm Green in the master bedroom, creating a restful oasis.