As you may recall, I had Flame-Stitch Fever last spring, and painted zigzags large and small everywhere I went. Well, you can never get sick of a good thing, and I'm continuing along my merry way with a triangle and cork-bottomed ruler firmly in hand.
The wall in question is the first thing you see off the elevator in a large, new, floor-through condo. This is a statement wall, and we wanted something that would give you bang for the buck up front, and then remain in the hallway as you moved around the apartment.
This is more symmetrical in a sense then my other zigzags, which I developed with Nina at Haus Interior, and inspiration finally came in the form of a photo of an 18th c. Mughal shawl, which just goes to show you, the oldest things can be new again. It also goes to show you, when you're stuck for inspiration, stop looking at other designers and start looking at things like fabric swatches and matchbook covers.
Colors are Farrow & Ball Hague Blue over Clunch, Hague being a rich, graphic blue with, I suspect, a touch of green. Clunch is a good all-purpose neutral. Believe it or not, the pattern dazzles you just for the length of time it takes to cross the hall, and then sets you free.
- Mark Chamberlain, interior and decorative painter