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Metallic Walls

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Ever since last year's Kips Bay Show House, I have been obsessed with metallic paint. Sarah Story's Dedar Alahambra covered hallway with a gleaming gold ceiling had something to do with that. Champagne colored walls here in using Benjamin Moore's "Veil Cream" For the apartment, I was dying for some level of sheen on the walls. After pouring through tons of wallpapers, I finally decided to try out the BM metallic paint. But the silver was too dark, and the white pearl that I test painted on one wall began to seem greenish after a few days. So Lance the painter and I combined two … [Read more...]

Navy Blue Rooms

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People tend to think that rooms with deep & dark colored walls can seem smaller or darker. I find that in the right context, dark paint creates instant glamour and is extremely sexy. Chocolate brown, charcoal and navy are old standby's but black walls can make a powerful statement as well.If you want to take your crappy rental from bleak to chic in one afternoon- slap some bold paint on the walls and accessorize with white. Sailor Chic. Navy blue & white interiors are crisp yet bold, preppy and exciting. … [Read more...]