The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio on October 20, 1991 · Page 58
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October 20, 1991

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The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 58

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THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1CD1 T1 7T1 B 1 III U 1 ill J i 1 i -f, i 4 a .... I ji 'i r f ' ' ' ie- . " ' '! 'f If ! f i! K .'r t. w '-" w- f -ft " '" V :t k "3 4 I .J J? T Mi rAM?Ji at J. jOJ LL n 1. . t I, 7 'TTmm'm!:'!'' t ? If f 4 V.. , ., 'I'll'.tM' f'!,' ( I ' Ill, ''!': ' '!!!'., 'I VOl !i' : -i 1 . it t. . V ( il'1' '"I ' ; c 1 S I ' t 4 sure stroke of genius 1 ', N V pj BY BETSA MARSH . f I I l Enquirer Contributor s -f M" 1 :( Thy he floor is stenciled an elaborate parquet, the walls stippled apricot The fireplace is a marvel of marbleizing, and the ceiling a celestial haze of air-brushed blues. Is there no interior design that ' VI- 5 ' i -J' r 'A ' i V 1. ? i s f 1 can't flow from a can of paint?. ? ' - , . Certainly, such precision and subtlety don t come in the average gallon of ivory latex. But a number of local painters talented with brush, rag, sponge, feather and comb can transform a house with color, texture and serendipitous trompel'oeil. - j ' , i- And many do-it-yourselfers, especially those with pahence and good color sense, can soon master the basics of teaching old paint new tricks, i , , ; , ' . . , , Or, for those who want a portable dash of color, there s always painted furniture r- an alternative that has gone far r beyond the decorous rosettes of old to outrageous take-offs i on postmodern and Santa Fe styles. Funkily hand-painted, the ' pieces spark up otherwise unassuming nooks from the foyer through the bedroom. ; ' :. ' ; . "I think we're seeing just the beginning of a wave of painted furniture," says David Camp, whose Objects By Design ' ' ' Please fee MINT, Page 5 Painted mrnishiiigs come in range of styles, Page 4 Q Faux finishes you can paint yourself, Page 6 ; D Professionals lend painters' touch to floors, Page 7 ; ; ! L . -

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