Painted Stripes Appearing as Wallpaper
David Wakely

Elegant Shortcut

The subtle stripes in this dining room resemble costly wallpaper, but the designer made them with paint.

First she gave the room one coat of a creamy off-white matte paint. After letting the paint dry, she marked off vertical stripes at 18-inch intervals with painter's tape, then used a clear glaze on alternate stripes. The result is understated and elegant.

DESIGN: Laura Smith Blair, San Francisco

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