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Jen's "Motley Missoni" Bathroom

Motley Missoni




Brooklyn, New York



Colors Used

The main color is Benjamin Moore's "Passion Plum" #2073-30. The stripes are painted with a variety of custom mixed colors.

Color Inspiration

I knew I wanted to paint or draw a pattern on the largest wall, but I was conflicted over the direction in which to go. I'm usually most attracted to patterns that are very repetitive and geometric, but the lopsided angles of this 110 year old building would have made for a lopsided pattern. Fortunately, I came across an amazing Missoni print, and I decided to use that as my inspiration.

Color Tips

Any color can look sophisticated if you balance it with smart neutrals. Most people respond well to contrasts.

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Comments (28)

very nive

posted by babet on October 16, 2010 at 2:33pm
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I meant - nice

posted by babet on October 16, 2010 at 2:33pm
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Bet you can't put your eyeliner on straight!

posted by Miata 94 M on October 7, 2010 at 9:37am
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this is fantastic!

posted by BKdesignstalker on October 5, 2010 at 1:10pm
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I love this!

posted by SQ on October 5, 2010 at 10:56am
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Unusual, creative, and well executed. I hope to see this one in the finals!

posted by StudioStarter on October 5, 2010 at 12:49pm
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Totally, totally impressive. I love it!!

posted by emmelemm on October 5, 2010 at 1:40pm
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Very impressed with the creativity and patience this must have taken. Thus far Jen definitely deserves to be in the finals.

posted by thesmilequeen on October 5, 2010 at 3:46pm
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Thanks everyone for the votes and kind words :)

@urbancricket, the inspiration photo is here

posted by jenchudesign on October 5, 2010 at 6:59pm
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wow i love the colors! and how clean it is! awesome! -parra

posted by vsynowiec on October 6, 2010 at 12:08am
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Love the choice of the rich, bold colors—they definitely make this bathroom a place full of energy and brightness. Great job!

posted by rorr on October 6, 2010 at 12:48am
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WOW.... WOW!! Like it :D

posted by beatricepl on October 14, 2010 at 10:29am
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Yeah, I agree with above comment -- wouldn't want this for myself but you executed your vision very well - nice job!

posted by le_mond on October 9, 2010 at 7:28pm
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I liked! Very creative and well done :)

posted by erika_ees on October 11, 2010 at 4:20pm
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Ballsy...I like it!

posted by brookeatfreshquarters on October 11, 2010 at 3:53pm
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Totally inspiring. I'm wowed.

posted by Lucy (SF Bay Area) on October 12, 2010 at 6:49pm
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Well, very brave! and I like it!

posted by HiCow on October 14, 2010 at 2:10pm
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Wow, so creative! Now this is what the color contest is all about!

posted by suzy8track on October 17, 2010 at 11:53am
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i agree so creative... quite amazing what you can do with a paintbrush and some time on your hands!

posted by Mrs T in Jersey on October 17, 2010 at 5:27pm
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Great solution to the problem of an old building. Also I must say you did a great job balancing such different colors in a way that is pleasing to the eye. Accomplishing that is actually not easy at all. I wish there were more colors in the accessories though. It seems like white is an easy way to make sure it goes together... if you had incorporated equally colorful accessories in an equally pleasing way that did not seem crazy then I would have been REALLY impressed.

posted by CrispyFry5 on October 19, 2010 at 6:06pm
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I am instantly impressed by your nod to Missoni because I love anything Missoni. Your idea to use this design for the reason you did--your irregular wall--is brilliant, as well as your outstanding color selection, without which could not honor Missoni, plus your excellent execution of the painting of it, should put you in the in the finals if not make you a winner. Congratulations in any case!!!

posted by k53 on October 19, 2010 at 10:51pm
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posted by R_Claw on October 21, 2010 at 2:16pm
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This looks wonderful!! I have a feeling if I tried this, it would look really half-assed, but this is a terrific job. It reminds me of a New Mexico, or a sand painting. Really nice.

posted by MelissaM on October 22, 2010 at 10:15pm
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This is amazing. Great job painting all this!

posted by yehforvina on October 25, 2010 at 5:08am
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Bold, but not so much that it overpowers the tranquility of the bathroom. Great use of color - I absolutely love it.

posted by Stretch2643 on October 24, 2010 at 12:47pm
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I died. This is so amazing. I want to copy it exactly. Imitation is the highest form of flattery?

posted by jellybeanboom on October 27, 2010 at 4:09pm
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posted by chelojelo on October 27, 2010 at 9:19pm
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I love this bathroom. I remember it from a previous post. Beautiful composition.

posted by Jackiebelle75 on December 6, 2010 at 11:42pm
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