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So that the knots of the pine paneling would show through —"for character" — designer Charles O. Schwarz III painted the wood without primer. Spaces, Shades, House Beautiful, The Knot, Boots Rooms, Farrow Ball, Color, Mud Rooms, Families Rooms
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color combination via House Beautiful: Blue & Gray "I never treat a bathroom as a bathroom, but as another room in the house. [In a recent bathroom makeover] I did a powdery blue on the walls and a gray on the wainscoting. Very Soft. When you walk in every morning, you don't want to have a shock. It's a soothing combination." –Paolo Moschino Farrow & Ball Light Blue 22; Old White 4
Black Blue | "I like black in a small hallway. Clients think you're crazy at first, but it's very romantic. Do sconces or a chandelier on dimmers, because you don't want bright light flooding the walls. This is not lifeless, like some blacks. The blue in it makes it warmer. And art looks amazing against it. -Elizabeth Bauer // Farrow & Ball Black Blue 95.
A crystal chandelier and high-gloss kitchen cabinets painted Farrow & Ball's Pitch Black "remind me of Paris apartments and grand French style," designer Tobi Tobin says.
Above: The kitchen opens to the living room and dining area. Upper cabinets flank the kitchen window but fade into the background thanks to ...