Last night on the premiere of Design Star, the contestants were challenged to make over their penthouse rooms. There were definitely highlights in each room, but I was most impressed by Kellie and Karl’s bonus room, which showed the designers' innovative use of odd spaces and ability to create custom focal points on a small budget. I especially loved Karl's tree mural wall, which he painted in two beautiful blues. The designers' use of contrasting yellow in the furniture and accents really made the wall pop. Karl created this wall by using blue painter's tape — definitely an economical way to make a major impact in a space. You could easily do the same on a wall in your home. Just make sure to firmly press down the tape's edges to create a crisp line. Have you tried to do a similar mural with tape? How did it turn out?
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