One Hour, One Day, One Weekend
Lance Boyd took an apartment that already had style and showed its owner, Elizabeth Fiore, how to make it really shine.
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the Fall 2007 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
In one day, Boyd breathed new life into the room. A new coat of paint was just what Elizabeth's kitchen needed!
Paint Job: Nothing revives a room like a couple of coats of paint. Inspired by a detail from Maia #1 by Janaina Tschäpe, a photograph in Elizabeth's collection, Boyd chose a soft bluish gray from Benjamin Moore.
Whitewash: "Paint is also a great way to get new life out of old furniture," says Boyd, who gave Elizabeth's dining table and library chair a new finish.
Scale Back: Because the intimate space of the kitchen needed a subtler graphic statement, Boyd replaced the large painting there with a smaller piece.
Coordinate Colors: Just as the white table and chairs work beautifully together, so do the crisp blue of the vase, the pendant lamp, the fruit bowl and the painting. The well-thought-out coordination adds a finished feel to the room.