Why More Paint Is All You Need
A BLACK LACQUER DINING ROOM
In this Manhattan apartment, a 19th-century French chandelier hangs above a dining table made from a pair of ’70s brass bases found on eBay. The ’40s French dining chairs are upholstered in a Lelièvre velvet, the shades are of a Lee Jofa silk, and the rug is by the Rug Company. The walls were painted with 10 coats of custom lacquer.
A BLUE LACQUER ENTRY
This Manhattan apartment decorated by Miles Redd has a mix of bold elements, including glossy Yves Klein-blue walls, a red leather-covered door, and floors painted with a geometric faux-marble pattern.
A BLACK LACQUER LIBRARY
Black lacquer walls, a yellow-topped desk, a Serge Mouille lamp, and a graphic carpet from AM Collections in the library of Aerin Lauder’s summer home in East Hampton, New York.
A TEAL LACQUER BEDROOM
Richard Mishaan created a bright and bold Manhattan master bedroom with teal-lacquered walls and white furnishings and bedding. The bed and nightstands are by Mishaan, the artwork is by Chuck Price, and the bedding is by Pratesi.
A WHITE LACQUER LIBRARY
James Aman, of Aman& Carson, used automobile spray enamel to create the gleaming walls and ceiling beams in the Manhattan library of Candia Fisher. The vintage armchair and sofa are by Knoll, and the antique chinoiserie linen press was converted into a bar.
A GREEN LACQUER HALLWAY
In a New York apartment, a circa-1970 console by Willy Rizzo, a late-19th-century European chandelier, and a pair of Josef Albers prints in the entrance hall.
A TURQUOISE LACQUER LIVING ROOM
In the living room of a Manhattan duplex, suede library chairs by Mecox Gardens flank a pair of tables by Thomas O’Brien for Hickory Chair. The walls were glazed in turquoise lacquer by Chris Pearson, the stainless-steel vase is by Michael Aram, and a pair of John Derian decoupage trays hang above the bookshelves.
A GREY LACQUER DINING ROOM
In the Manhattan townhouse dining room of designer Steven Gambrel, lacquered gray walls create a glamorous look.
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