The Inside Man: Barney's Pop Art Loft

The Inside Man: Barney's Pop Art Loft

Maxwell Ryan
Aug 17, 2010
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Name: Barney Santos
Location: Downtown Los Angeles
Style: Fun, artistic, modern loft

Barney's wall is going green! With the help of Valspar Paint, we're finishing the final details of our Los Angeles makeover and preparing for the reveal on Thursday.

Barney has a loft in Downtown LA, and I met with him last month to figure out how we could add color and personality to his home. As a newlywed, Barney wanted to make the space more comfortable and livable for himself and his wife, Evelyn. We've been rearranging furniture, painting the walls, and adding artwork to personalize this huge, open space. Here's a run-down of what we've accomplished so far.

Barney's loft has one huge wall that runs the length of the whole space. I wanted to use a warm tone to shake things up and bring some contrast to the mostly-neutral room. After flipping through the fan deck with Barney, we zeroed in on a couple of greens that had warm undertones and could work with his beige furniture. I sent him some samples, and once Barney tested them on his walls, he preferred the Gilded Pesto. We're using Holmes Cream, a rich beige, as a grounding neutral. To highlight the huge window (with an incredible view of downtown), we're going with a light gray — Cliveden Gray Morning.