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Start with a base in Swedish blue-gray and lightly brush over it with white, pulling back with steel wool in spots to reveal more color." -Brian Mc Carthy "I designed that secretary a few years ago for myself, and now it's part of our furniture line. Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield painted this foyer wall a serene sage green to highlight the lovely off-white Sunset mirror and an Asian-inspired console.For an extra touch of glamour, a vintage parlor chair was added.

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Ruthie Summers used Relay Red from Ralph Lauren Paint.

Farrow & Ball's Green Ground 206 on the walls is the perfect complement."I found this chair in Florida on the Dixie Highway and fell in love with the high fretwork back.

In brown it looked dreary, so I painted it pomegranate red.

"Dorothy Draper had no qualms about painting a 17th-century chair white — always a white white, never a creamy white. I'd paint a big armoire white, with yellow trim, and display blue-and-white porcelain against the yellow side." -Carleton Varney Small elements add drama to a room.

Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield painted this foyer wall a serene sage green to highlight the lovely off-white Sunset mirror and an Asian-inspired console.

It turned out so well I'm going to reproduce it." -Ruthie Summers "Find a piece that has good lines and trick it up.

I've taken a plain pine chest of drawers from a junk shop and done a simple, cottagey finish with milk paint.

"Dorothy Draper had no qualms about painting a 17th-century chair white — always a white white, never a creamy white. I'd paint a big armoire white, with yellow trim, and display blue-and-white porcelain against the yellow side." -Carleton Varney "This is a soft, muted lavender with a bit of blue in it.

I'd put it on a reproduction Louis XVI chair, in high gloss, because that's what makes it modern, and I'd find a fabric for it in exactly the same shade — shiny, like a cotton chintz or vinyl." -Bruce Bierman "I have a big, hugely functional Georgian Revival lawyer's desk in tired dry mahogany.

I painted it this pale gray-green in an oil-base stain finish, cleanable, very calm, but not so pale that it dies.

The gimmick is the old-fashioned desk in an unexpected color.

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