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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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Blogger studio wellspring said...

gorgeous! and very inspiring.

11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous 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 Anonymous 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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