Name: Shaded White 201, Slipper Satin 2004, Hardwick White 5, James White 2010, Charleston Gray 243, Clunch 2009, Wimborne White 239
Brand: Farrow & Ball
Unlike my other stripe designs of the recent past, this pattern didn't have a specific repeat. The idea was accretion: I started painting stripes of varying dimension over a Shaded White background, continued randomly in alternating colors but using a sensitive artist's eye and instinct, and finished when I thought I was done. The results look like pinch pleats or a universal bar code — decidedly contemporary, but still elegant.
The colors are themes on basic beige, or what Farrow & Ball would call off-white, in warm and cool tones. These colors reflect the furnishings in the rest of the apartment.
- Mark Chamberlain, interior and decorative painter