Makeover Tip from Designer Anna Burke - Try Stripes

A red chinoiserie mirror hung on striped walls above a white desk.

"Vertical stripes are terrific in small spaces, especially when you want to call attention to tall ceilings or camouflage shabby walls. I find that six-inch to eight-inch stripes work best, as they create contrast without causing dizziness! And remember, not all painting tapes are created equal. I’ve found that FrogTape does the finest job of leaving clean lines and protecting spots you don’t want painted."

For more: "Bohemian Rhapsody," Lonny March/April 2012.
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