Friday, October 15, 2010
The New York Times featured many of the rooms from the Kips Bay Decorator Show House but did not include many of my favorites. I thought that this blue and beige room from Sherrill Canet was a real showstopper. The furniture plan was perfect for the size of the room and would be especially great for entertaining. The fabulous blue walls were painted with Benjamin Moore Blue Suede Shoes and then stripes were created with an application of clear lacquer. This is a treatment that you could easily replicate at home. Another trick that a lot of the designers used this year was to paint, lacquer or wallpaper the ceiling in a metallic or high gloss finish. The ceilings are low in this townhouse and it reflects the light and makes them appear taller. I also absolutely love the flame stitch patten rug which is part of the new Sherrill Canet line for Stark Carpet. The pattern would also hide a multitude of sins like spilling a cocktail which is what I think of when I look at this room. Cheers!
Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic