More color!

lichtensteinFor those who say that all I do is white walls, here’s a library in Long Island with a teal-colored strié walls to prove you wrong. Besides the beautiful walls, what really catches the eye is the incredible art that the client has – above the sofa there’s a beautiful Miró and on the side of the room there’s a bright Lichtenstein that really pops against the wall color.

MiróThe funny thing is that the room wasn’t done around the artwork. Both these pieces were in a different part of the house, but when the room was finished, they just worked in here.

Not bad art, hey?


  • Saw the link on Twitter. Wow, what a room. Love the way you took the wallcovering up between the first tier of skylights.

    June 30, 2009
  • This looks stunning. I love strong colors, this is perfect and the artwork glows in front of the blue -gray tones.
    Thanks for sharing it.
    PS: I just mentioned you on my blog after reading about your Manhattan home in VERANDA.
    Your place is a dream!
    Love -Victoria

    June 30, 2009
  • Nathalie

    I think the colours work brilliantly with the art. I can image walking in that room and just feeling a jolt of energy and shear happiness. Well done!

    July 01, 2009
  • Sonya

    That art is not too shabby! I love the teal strié walls, they are gorgeous.

    July 01, 2009
  • Love it, love it! Let’s hear it for color! Love the artwork and the strie on the walls. I do that with a metallic plaster that I slightly liquify – then strie with a wallpaper brush. Mostly, I do vertical and horizontal – for a
    “slubbed silk” look. You can see it on my website – – in my residential gallery. It’s the only green wall finish there!

    Love your work! Linda Leyble

    July 01, 2009
  • Hi Vicente!

    I adore your blog–and love your photography.

    So happy to be among your ‘favorite’ blogs!

    Stay posted. Lots of great posts coming up.

    But must dash! I have to go and buy the July VERANDA–your interior and photographs looks fabulous. Bravo to you.

    July 01, 2009
  • Noah

    I must have this color on my walls…….do you recall the name of the teal base? its hard to pick a dark blue-ish color that’s not too dark and not too blue….this teal is glorious in the sunlight, and i also like what it does for the scenery in all the windows. very nicely done.

    July 01, 2009
  • The texture in the wall is amazing – and of course the skillful use of colour is evident. The art pieces are soo cool.

    July 02, 2009
  • Love the yellow accents, stunning photos!

    July 04, 2009
  • VW: I have to say – I am an antique mirror on the wall kind of girl, rather than art, but the way you have put the dark walls – making the art work pop – is one of the prettiest treatments I’ve seen of pop art ever. Usually the art work is just there – not having any connection to the decor – but you have made it all come alive. Beautiful!

    July 14, 2009
  • I’ve noticed that you use Chinese official’s armchairs frequently in your designs. What about these chairs excites you?—->

    July 21, 2009
  • Erik – these chairs are modern, but they’re still traditional. They’re very linear, but they have a great softness to it. It’s a great way of incorporating old pieces that still feel modern.

    August 04, 2009
  • Vicente,

    I just discovered your blog. I feel your pain about getting into this new wave of social networking! It seems like you’re a pro at it already!

    LOVE this room — from the beautiful shades of deep teal, to the splashes of yellow, to the artwork, and to the beautiful wall treatment. As a decorative artisan, I love coming across walls that have some texture and color; it brings so much life to a room!

    Debbie Viola
    IP, ASID

    August 09, 2009
  • […] would be concerned about light damage as well. I was just looking at your beautiful teal room posted June 30th with the Miro and Lichtenstein paintings and I would be extremely concerned for the paintings the […]

    August 19, 2010
  • […] in this case linen damask in a bedroom, and needing to be tranquilized and restrained. This room, as well as the library with teal-colored strié walls, are featured in your book. Will we see even more rooms with patterns and bright colors like […]

    January 24, 2011

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