Gray & White Striped Wall in the Penthouse

Color Therapy

Ok, so it's not Park Avenue, but it is the cutest top-floor Nolita duplex that a bachelorette could desire. And what better way to amp up the chic quotient than with a few hand-painted stripes?

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This is one of those projects where we were handed a tear-sheet and asked, "Can you make me this?" The base coat was Benjamin Moore Tundra, and the room seemed to want a four-inch repeat. After testing Pigeon Gray as the stripe (too Waspy/nautical) we settled on Dior Gray, which feels elegant and timeless, and with which you can't go wrong. This is a rental, and part of our problem solving was to make the stairs and wall-to-wall carpet go away. I think also that we were "colorful" without detracting from the colors of the furniture and reclaimed wood.

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Benjamin Moore colors used:

Tundra 2133-70
Dior Gray 2133-40

(Images: Mark Chamberlain)

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