Blogland has been all atwitter about the home in the Bahamas by Miles Redd featured in Architectural Digest. As is generally the case with homes featured in AD, I did not care for it, but I did like the fun hallway, which was much more serene and sophisticated than the rest of the house. The ceiling, walls, and floor are painted in a wonderful blue, I love the plaster palms, and the casual striped runner.
Here is how to do your own version. The blue that Miles used is Benjamin Moore Clear Skies 2054-70. For the runner, he had lots of Ikea Signe rugs stitched together on the horizontal. Any small striped cotton rug could be used for this. In lieu of the custom plaster palms, one could substitute a large scale wallpaper like Thibaut's Wisteria or Farrow & Ball's Wisteria. Other options would be painting or stenciling palm trees on the walls. Below you will see how Tom Scheerer had twenty foot trees painted onto grasscloth in the very same location - Lyford Cay in the Bahamas. Also, one could skip the palms entirely, this is such a great blue. If you are curious to see the rest of the home, click here.
|Benjamin Moore Clear Skies|
|Ikea Signe Rug|
|Farrow & Ball Wisteria|
|Tom Scheerer - trees painted on grasscloth|