ColorTherapy: Zig Zag Volume 2

ColorTherapy: Zig Zag Volume 2

Mark Chamberlain
Apr 14, 2009

Name: London Clay 244, Railings 31, Hardwick White 5, Mahogany 36 over Shaded White 201
Brand: Farrow & Ball

This week, I'm taking last week's zig zag idea one step further, varying the line in size, color and rhythm. Think of this as a flame stitch pattern writ large.

The trick was to get this to look Italian in the 70s instead of like a big poncho. Colors, same as last week, were a bevy of Farrow & Ball brown and beige, with a cool Hardwick White offsetting the warm tones.

Although I made and followed a small sketch strike-off, I basically attacked the wall with a pencil to get the thrust of it — establishing vertical cross points and adding stripes as I went along.

The result — dare I say it — is surprisingly tame and livable. Although it's behind a bed I wouldn't think it would keep me up at night — chartreuse and apricot would be another story. No cheesy process shots this week! I'll close with a wider angle establishing shot, and another nod to Nina at Haus Interior.

- Mark Chamberlain, interior and decorative painter

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