Turtle's "Rodchenko Blue" Room
Location:Astoria, New York
Wrought Iron—Martha Stewart Solar Fusion—Behr White
The paintings (by my friend, painter Joseph Stabilito) and the walnut George Nelson coffee table inspired my color choices. I wanted bold colors with a vintage feel to tie together the wild mix of colors in the painting over the couch and the eclectic patterns elsewhere. The palette also allows the white laminates of the coffee table and other pieces to pop.
Don't be afraid to go bold—with paint, patterns, textures, and accessories. Before we painted this room, it was the off-white color the landlord chose. It just felt like a room full of colorful stuff, but it feels more cohesive now.
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