The designer David Kaihoi says that it was just a white box when his family moved in there. They added antique doors, moldings, window niches and the wood floor to give it a prewar feeling. The density of color of the walls makes it feel enveloping and warm instead of pinched and anemic and wrapping around you. The small white box started looking more cluttered with things around – a piece on the coffee table, a throw on the sofa. But with the walls painted ripe purple and bottle green, and the floor moody blue it felt much larger along with smart organization, multipurpose furniture. In the bedroom they used ancient the 18th-century Chinese wallpaper which David had stumbled across at an auction.
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