Sunday, July 13, 2014

Boy's Room a la Mondriaan

When a designer brought me this inspiration photo for one of her projects, I was intrigued.
It reminded me of Mondriaan's paintings, but with more color.

Her client's son wanted all four walls colorfully striped, 
but we worried that might be overpowering.
Instead, we painted only two walls with the graphic design,
and the other two walls painted solid using his favorite color, bright green.

To begin, the striped walls were painted Charcoal Grey.
Then the painters tape rolled out.
Lots and lots of tape.

The design was finessed to fit the scale of the room better,
and I freely admit that I grumbled a lot about the red paint that didn't cover well.
After 5 or 6 coats of red, the room was done,
and the result was perfect for him.

(note:  new bed linens are on the way!)

What did I learn on this project?

I came a way with a sense of satisfaction
knowing that a child's vision had been fulfilled.
He wanted something bold,
and thanks to a Mother who understands,
this young boy's room fits his personality perfectly.

Have fun Scotty!


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