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There's really not a whole lot that I don't love about our June 2011 issue. It's so bright and fresh and filled with amazing decorating ideas. And that cover? Oy. Our design editors amaze me on a daily basis. One interior I particularly fell in love with was the high/low feature of the dressing room. I mean, what woman wouldn't love to come home after a long day and get changed while surrounded by a sea of Tiffany blue? The stripes are what really stand out in the room, and you can get the look with paint instead of buying pricey wallpaper. Contributing design editor Christine Hanlon gives her top 6 tips for painting perfect wall stripes. 1 Pick your colours. Aim for high contrast hues, advises Christine. 2 Use high quality painter's tape. It will ensure less bleeding and smudges as well as avoid bubbles. 3 Paint the full wall in the lighter of your chosen colours. 4 Measure the width of your entire wall and divide into equal parts to determine the width of your darker-coloured stripes. 5 Use a pencil to mark each stripe at the top and bottom of the wall. 6 Place the tape on the outside of your markings for each dark-coloured stripe. Paint colours: Cabbage White 269, Arsenic 214; Farrow & Ball. {Photography by Nina Texeira}
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