With an interest in street art, designer Cecilie Starin turned to surfer and muralist Ian Ross, whose designs are inspired by kelp, for the eye-catching wallcovering in "Street Soiree," the dining room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. Ross spray painted 17 yards of canvas for the wallcovering, which is complemented by black lacquered paint and a black-and-white striped ceiling.
This ornate detail of a circa 1780 Swedish painted mirror adds character in this bathroom. The original paint on the mirror in matte white and black is the perfect complement for walls lacquered in high gloss.
This stylish home office features a lacquered white desk with a bold blue chair and desk lamp. White wainscoting lines the walls, while a colorful modern painting decorates the wall. Hardwood floors add a finishing touch.
This modern home office features a sleek, lacquered white desk with a bold blue chair and metallic table lamp. A white orchid –– along with other decorative items –– sits atop a ghost console table, while a colorful painting hangs above, adding a bold touch.
Traditional architectural details become modern when midnight black paint covers the ceiling, trim and walls. A white lacquered desk provides contrast, as do the pale hardwood floors and white window treatments.
This wonderful mudroom has all the friendly personality of a seaside cottage. Wood floors were replaced with more durable limestone (echoing country villages' cobblestone streets). New shiplap walls were painted a beautiful robin's egg blue to contrast the cabinets' dark navy lacquer.
Sleek, straight lines set the tone in this ultra-modern living and dining room. A white lacquer dining table for eight balances the all-white walls, which provide a gallery-like backdrop for an eye-catching abstract painting. The furniture's blue hue pulls straight from the art.
The full-sized Jenny Lind bed has a carved wood solid frame with each turned spindle leg and slat painted with a lacquered black finish. The timeless bed includes super-comfortable bedding with a mix of casual cotton and embroidered fabrics that add color and texture to the space.
Bold charcoal paint covers the walls, millwork, even the ceiling in this contemporary home office. Black and white draperies call attention to the tall windows, while a white lacquered desk provides a modern contrast to the walls. An animal hide rug continues the color scheme and adds a touch of whimsy.
Use a high gloss paint in a color that matches your other decor on some of your cabinets to give your kitchen a luxury lacquer look. Use the same hardware throughout the kitchen to maintain a cohesive look, as designer Diane Foreman did in this 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition winner.
This spunky, modern kid's room on New York's Upper West Side features built-in bunk beds with reading lamps, a streamlined paint treatment and a hanging bubble chair any kid would love. Gray lacquered floating shelves serve as nightstands for each bunk, while built-in drawers provide storage. A mod polka-dot rug pulls together the fun and colorful palette.
As seen on Rehab Addict, Nicole Curtis restored the powder room off the grand staircase to period appropriate style after it had been completely gutted. The wainscoting from the hallway and has been replicated and given four coats of lacquer for a classic feel. 1970s fixtures on the sink were replaced, and the gold painted basin was stripped back to the original porcelain.