Monday, August 30, 2010
When I walked into a new job recently, I thought immediately of the show.
Looking at white walls, I was told to use these glass plates as my inspiration for this dining room.
Wall colors and style came from the three biedermeier pieces in the room....
I used the flame design in the crotch mahogany of the sideboard and built-in on the opposing wall to determine the wall's six colors and direction of movement.
This room went from blah white to rich, wood tones with the use of metallics and satin paints.
There was now a masculine feel ...rich, dark and sophisticated...
Taking a cue from the two end chairs, now it was time to address the white ceiling!
Using a flat base color called "mink"(Benjamin Moore), the ceiling was transformed into a subtle giraffe print.
Mink was applied in a flat finish, and then in semi gloss to stencil the tone on tone giraffe pattern.
The look was now complete! 60's sophistication re-interpreted fifty years later.
Here is a before and after.....the plates now seem at home with the biedermeier and the room has that Don Draper drama!