There are friends-the ones you reconnect with on facebook after twenty years, and there are friends You trust with your Life- the ones you seek out for decorating advice. There is a difference-and Here, it would seem it's the expanse of a REDer than RED wash of a wooden floor. A RED that is- in fact- Benjamin Moore's Carnival Red 'Porch and Deck Enamel.' The owner of the charming Hampton's cottage took a friend's advice. Paint the porch red. It would seem the homeowner- William Diamond- design partner of Diamond and Baratta-trusts his one time design partner Pauline Feldman, with his Life.
(both photos from WoI Jan2010 by Simon Upton)
Diamond did it. The results are eye popping-writer Carol Prisant describes it as the sort of RED "that makes UPS drivers drop there boxes." (WoI January2010)
The porch floors are a roaring success- Diamond love them. It never hurts to ask a friend's advice about your design challenges-Just be sure You trust them with your LIFE..