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Modern Deco Bedroom Focal Wall Inspired by 'Build Me Up'

December 16, 2020

The bold and cheerful style of a graphic wall seen in the show Build Me Up had us clamoring for color, so we made over a bedroom with a similar paint treatment and Art Deco accents.

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The original space designed by Orlando Soria comes alive with color on the back wall and ceiling and via bold accessories with curvaceous Art Deco style.

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We’ve Got the Look

Our version scales the design down to suit the smaller space, but still accomplishes a bold color-blocked treatment.

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Flat-Out Cool

Using paint with a flat finish ensures a matte look that doesn’t show imperfections in the wall surface. For clean lines, use an angled paint brush and pull off painter’s tape at a 45-degree angle.

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Go Art Deco

The simple platform bed plays a central role in the original bedroom design on Build Me Up, as does the Art Deco bench. In a much smaller space, a bench wasn’t an option, so we decided to bring the Deco flair into the headboard. Channel tufting is a hallmark of Art Deco style.

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