har­ness The fifth wall

Living Etc - - DESIGN / PROFILE -

take your liv­ing room to new heights by sweep­ing colour up the walls and across the ceil­ing, the for­got­ten ‘fifth wall’. ‘You read the size of a room by that white square on the ceil­ing,’ says joa Studholme, colour cu­ra­tor at Far­row & Ball. ‘By paint­ing the same colour over the walls and the ceil­ing, you can’t tell where the walls stop and the ceil­ing starts, which cre­ates the il­lu­sion of space.’ Not a fan of the uni­form look? paint the ceil­ing a few shades lighter than your walls for a fresher, brighter vibe. Go darker if your aim is to lower a lofty ceil­ing and make the room feel more in­ti­mate.

Project de­tails Draw at­ten­tion to a dec­o­ra­tive ceil­ing rose by paint­ing it in a con­trast­ing colour. A dash of bright white makes a strong graphic state­ment when off­set by black in this Lon­don liv­ing room, owned by in­te­rior de­signer Sera Her­shamlof­tus,...

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