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26.9.07

creative painting

yesterday i spent the afternoon painting a second coat of paint on our dining room walls. i figured some of the splotchy bits would show up in photos so i should really get around to fixing that. halfway through the painting i was cursing our uneven walls and my short legs for not being able to reach the top despite standing on the tallest chair we have. so i took a break and read an email from d*s reader nikki. after seeing what SHE did with paint in her home i felt like a total loser for complaining about a single plain room. nikki received a lighting fixture from a designer friend and decided to mimic the shape of the lamp in paint on the ceiling. it's such an unexpected but beautiful detail. then she added a slew of stripes on the wall by her door and i was suddenly filled with the desire to stripe our whole home. it looks so pretty and really gives life to what could have been a cold studio space. stay tuned for a full sneak peek of nikki's home on the new d*s next week. [thanks, nikki!]

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4 Comments:

Blogger studio wellspring said...

gorgeous! and very inspiring.

11:32 AM  
Anonymous anh-minh said...

WOW. I've always loved striped walls and love how she used shades of the same color, in varying thicknesses. And that ceiling! My neck would be hurting after a project like that. Kudos.

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

amazing...I just painted our living room and needed some inspiration for my trim, I think a border like this is just the answer

10:59 PM  
Anonymous zee said...

Loving those striped walls. Todd Oldham's stripy house is in this month's UK Elle Decor and it's amazing. I think I'll have to get the paint brushes out...

7:11 AM  

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