As writers, a huge part of our job is interviewing design professionals. And while we’re able to include most of what they say during the interview, there’s always some information we have to remove for space purposes.
Well, for today’s Room of the Week–a modern nursery (available online)–we decided to share a few quotes and bits of information from interior designer Eric Ford that we weren’t able to include in the magazine, including the name of the fabulous gray paint he used on those walls!
At Home in Arkansas:
Tell us about the lime green storage bins.
Designer Eric Ford: The homeowner (Jamie Shipley) found these fun bins at Target. We bought the tags from The Container Store and tied them on to create a label. Itâs really just a detail sheâll see, since they’re stored away, but itâs fun. They weren’t expensive but added functionality and an element of design. Those little details that make people happy at every turn make the difference between a good room and a great room. You could have a really beautiful room, but it’s nice if it’s functional and has an element of surprise too.
We love that paint color. What is it?
EF: Greystone by Benjamin Moore. I took the wallpaper to Benjamin Moore and told them what color I liked, and we matched it. Benjamin Moore has a large spectrum, about 2,000 colors, which enables us to get really close to the color we want. This gray has more of a reflective quality as well, so it feels light and fresh.
What’s your favorite part about the room?
EF: That wallpaper is awesome. I love that wallpaper. We used it on one wall to create a naturalistic element.