Decorative painter Dennis Alexander Cruz created the incredible ombre look in this lounge. To do it, he started on one side of the room with Farrow & Ball's pure Stiffkey Blue. By adding drops of another Farrow & Ball shade (Plummet), he worked his way across the walls, creating a gradient effect.
The walls in this Venetian-style bedroom are painted misty blue "Borrowed Light" from Farrow & Ball, which complements the chartreuse Scalamandre silk curtains. The original oak floors are left uncovered.
This exterior loggia is painted in Farrow & Ball's "Pointing," which contrasts brightly with the nearby room. From the buffalo check chair to the busy wallpaper, the red-infused sitting room has a cozy, Colonial feel.
Custom Harry Bertoia chairs with Edelman leather fit easily with a floating bathroom vanity. Black strié Farrow & Ball wallpaper, plus an onyx tile mosaic "rug," add top notes of pattern that don't overwhelm the space.
Dark walls painted in Farrow and Ball Downpipe create a comfortable cocoon of a dining room and are a dramatic foil for the custom oak dining table, simple bentwood chairs and modern light fixture. Rug: Oscar Isberian
This spot in a great room is casually arranged for conversation, centered on a citrus-colored antique Oushak carpet. The room's formal molding was kept intact, underscored with Farrow & Ball "Lime White" on the walls and ceiling.
The mantel and trim work in this master bedroom are kept straightforward, painted in Farrow & Ball's "Pointing" with moldings applied to stimulate paneling. The marble fireplace enlivens two chairs that coordinate nicely with the aqua and white check-patterned carpet.
The kitchen's walls are painted with Farrow & Ball's "Off-White" and the woodwork "Old White" for a clean and straightforward appeal. An antique black stove sits in front of two floating shelves that keep cute teacups and other dishes on hand.
To modernize and soften this master bathroom, the walls are painted in Farrow & Ball Dimpse. Classic moldings add a touch of traditional to the space, while a deep soaker tub features a clean marble surround. Photos and florals from NDI bring a personal touch to the room.
Don’t be scared. The secret to success is using a black with a tinge of blue, so the darkness has depth. An expanse of it is easier to pull off on built-ins or behind open shelves, where you can layer white objects and plants to break up the color. This is Black Blue by Farrow & Ball, or try Dark Night by Sherwin-Williams.
Working in the smallest space in the house, Carolyn Wilson and Elizabeth Boland of Design in a Day tore out an existing linen closet to create a second floor dressing room. Thibaut faux animal print wallpaper was applied to the walls, the ceiling was painted Farrow & Ball's Dayroom Yellow and a distinctive Abe Lincoln painting was hung to create a distinguished second floor foyer.