Wednesday, 20 April 2011

painterly stripes

This morning I mentioned decorating with paper as a great decorating tool. Using paint has to be one of my other favourite options. A little while back I was asked to come up with ideas for this brief: "Quick cures for boring walls". It was a styling shoot for the current onsale issue of real living magazine.

I always gravitate towards stripes in fashion, but didn't want to do the usual vertical (or horizontal stripes) in the rooms that have been done many times before - including at my last home. So I took inspiration from the vibrant Spring/Summer 2011 fashion collections to create anything but boring walls.

images courtesy of real living and prue ruscoe; styling natalie walton


Nat @ dear little house said...

I just read that article in the magazine! Stripes make such a bold statement, love it. A little difficult to paint over if you change your mind though.

Natalie Walton said...

The trick is to use a grey undercoat - that will cover them up easily enough. Or two coats of any good quality paint will also work. I had to paint over them for another shoot a few days later and even after 1 coat they had virtually disappeared.

Anonymous said...

I love stripes too, they make a room so much more fun! But I think they are a bit of a pain to paint so they are straight :)


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