Accent walls NY Apt entryway

I love the dramatic effect of accent walls.  I have more than a few in my apt.  Which I’ve showed to you all here accent wall/walls.  A very good friend and ex co worker from my time at Amex asked if I would help her bring some pizzazz to her place.  She lives in a NY apt which she happily owns so can do anything to her walls her heart desires.  She has lived in her apt with bare white walls for 3 years and has decided to jazz up the place.   Luckily she fell totally in love with my hair brained idea and here’s how I created for her

Accent walls NY Apt entryway


I did this over a 3 weekend period a few months ago before my life got so crazy with my new grandson.

I started by giving the white walls a fresh coat of white paint.  I waited for it to dry and started my tape off.  I think that part took the longest, although I did do 3 coats of the MS gold paint. Might go with a different gold paint if I tried to recreate.  I love the shimmer it gives in the light and don’t think the pictures do it justice.


Apollo my supervisor and fast friend and assistant was by my side throughout this job.  I couldn’t have done it without him.


We had a great ole time hanging out together.  And I can’t wait to work with him again on future projects.  😉



At this point I was totally in love.  I made sure to remove tape while paint wet and very slowly and carefully.  So as to avoid touch up work.  I think it looks pretty dam stunning.





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18 Responses

  1. Sue says:

    Amazing creativity. You could make a living as a designer. I pinned to my Before and After board and DIY board.

  2. Leslie says:

    I love it! You did a great job! I love the colors. I should do something like this as my accent wall. Opi now makes paint colors that sells at Ace hardware. You’ve given me something to think about! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Kimberly says:

    This looks so cool! Pinned. We love having you be a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  4. says:

    Wow. You are so talented. What a beautiful project you created! Sharing.

  5. Oh My Word that’s AWESOME!! I’m sure a lot of work taping but it is gorgeous!! I pinned this to our talent board on DIY Sunday Showcase!! Thanks for sharing with us!!

  6. Looks beautiful! So creative! Thanks for sharing on Sunday FUNday!

  7. Hey pretty lady, I featured this on DIY Sunday Showcase this week! Come on over and check it out!

  8. Trisha D. says:

    Absolutely Stunning, off to go pin!!

  9. Kimberly says:

    This looks amazing! Pinned. We would truly love to have you stop by tonight at 7 pm, and party with us. It’s not a party without you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  10. You are really, really talented, that`s a very complicated wall to do. The result is amazing!!

  11. Beautiful!! Sounds like the perfect addition for a NY apt!!

  12. Cathy says:

    This is an amazing accent wall and you did an outstanding job. Thank you so much for sharing it at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  13. Robin~AllThingsHeartandHome says:

    That looks AWESOME!!! Great job! Love your little helper too! Thanks for linking to Twirl and Take a Bow! ox

  14. Jen @ Driftwood Gardens says:

    Whoa! That looks amazing! I can only imagine how it would turn out if I tried to do a project like that – NOT good for sure. You did a great job!

  15. kylad2013 says:

    This turned out great! Thanks for sharing it! Also wanted to let you know about a new linky party starting this Saturday at 8pm called “Found & Foraged” Can’t wait to party with you at