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: July 11, 2018
Walls painted in Benjamin Moore’s Pleasant Valley contrast with an Adam Ball canvas in the master bedroom of decorator Alex Papachristidis’s Bridgehampton, New York, home; the cabinets are 18th century, and the bed is upholstered in a Brunschwig & Fils silk velvet.
We upgraded all of the systems, and I convinced the owners to open several of the doorways, but it was essentially a renovation within the footprint. There was a question of whether or not to paint over the dark woodwork, so we had a restoration specialist take a look. He was fine with repainting most of it, but in the small back stairwell, he discovered a banister and handrail that are even older than this almost 300-year-old house. He told us flat out we could not paint them.