Relax in Style

A mismatched room is transformed into relaxing spa bedroom with a subtle twist on color.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionTry making an alcove a feature in your room. There are many different techniques you can use that will achieve function and style.
Add a bench, shelving, interesting lighting or an unusual paint treatment to an alcove. Color assistant Danielle Hirsch paints tone-on-tone stripes in the alcoves to draw attention to their dimension. Because the wall is textured, it is hard to paint a straight line. The paint seeps behind the painter's tape and leaves a jagged edge. So Hirsch applies a coat of clear glaze to the wall to seal the tape to the texture. Once dry, she paints the stripe with the colored paint and gets a nice even edge when the tape is removed. It takes a little extra time, but the end result is worth it.

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paint: wall, ceiling, and woodwork (959 Antique Parchment), bed (959 Antique Parchment in high gloss), accent wall/stripes (1641 Blue Porcelain), bed table (2111-10 Deep Taupe) – Benjamin Moore
paint: side tables (7775 Leather Brown) – Rustoleum
picture frames (item #000803023) – Aaron Brothers