Photo Gallery: Lacquered Walls
Rich colour in a high-gloss finish.
Crown moulding gives this space a classic look, while silver wallpaper on the ceiling reflects light.
Homeowner Victoria Webster had the walls of her dining room professionally painted in a high-gloss orange paint. It took 12 coats of paint and two coats of glaze to achieve the sheen!
Designer Colette van den Thillart uses this room for her home office.
A blue lacquered wall and ceiling fresco are just two of the rich details that give this room personality. The striped tablecloth and green velvet chair add contrast. Gold shell-shaped lights shine on book spines for easy searching.
Elegant antiques, a dramatic chandelier and a punchy wall colour create a one-of-a-kind space.
Orange lacquer adds the wow factor, while a careful mix of styles keeps the room chic. The mahogany and caned seats of the British Colonial Regency-back chairs show nicely against the taupe linen tablecloth, which conceals a hefty antique table. The cloth breaks up the dark wood in the room, making it more inviting, says designer Anne Hepfer.
This daring space perfectly embraces old and new.
Homeowner and designer Colette van den Thillart’s London home is a reflection of her signature style: edgy, witty and utterly fearless. In her living room, the walls are striated with charcoal grey and lacquered a dramatic peacock blue to create a glamorous look. Rich green accents enhance the saturated look, while touches of warm white and brushed gold add a fresh and luxe touch to the space.
See more of Colette van den Thillart’s London Home in our photo gallery.
Bold lacquered walls set a dramatic tone.
In designer Colette van den Thillart’s London home, a custom-made amoeba-shaped table with a dragged gesso finish complements the sofa and chairs, and accommodates the seating arrangement. “I’m a devotee to organic shapes. They can be more forgiving in space planning,” she says. An affordable rug adds bold pattern to the room.