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He could only have been referring to “Big Daddy George,” my grandfather. The medium went on to tell me things about my family history that there was no way he could have known. Let me tell you, it was eerie. And that was only a tidbit of the bizarre stuff that started happening on that project. I worked on Brittany and Ron’s room, taking my cue from something Brittany had told me. She said that she had always seen the world in black and white, very clean and simple, until she had a child with autism. Then things got muted and gray. To give her back some of that simplicity, I stuck to a largely black-and-white palette anchored by graphic wallpaper adorned with bare trees. To give the trees some life, I added some cutouts of ravens, birds I’d seen lining up on the side of the road on the way to the house. Now here’s the other twisted thing. When It’s always nice to have a “clothes” chair in a bedroom, a place to dump your clothes when you’re so tired all you want to do is climb into bed. But even if you’re going to cover it up half the time, choose a good-looking chair. This red one might be tucked in the corner, but it’s no wallflower.
Set against a colorful backdrop, the black-and- white faces of the Vitale children are striking and add great feeling to their father’s bedroom. The bedding is understated enough to be masculine but still colorful enough to add energy. Brittany saw the room and the wallpaper in particular she asked me, “How did you know?” Turns out, her grandfather used to tell her that her ancestors would come back to watch over her in the form of ravens. Spooky! Black-and-white bedrooms are not for the meek- they make a pretty strong design statement. But there are other, subtler ways to use a graphic look to good effect. Usually pop comes from a bolt of color set against a mostly neutral background; but the reverse works, too: a bolt of black and white set against a more colorful background. A good example of this is a bedroom I designed for a New York policeman named John Vitale.
John’s wife died tragically of leukemia at the age of twenty-eight, leaving him alone with three boys under the age of five. The family had been in the process of renovating their home when John’s wife got sick and hospital and burial costs ate up all their renovation funds. EMHE decided to finish the job for them, and I had the good fortune to create a new bedroom for John. Because I wanted the room to have a masculine vibe, I kept the colors fairly low key-the bedding and side chairs are mostly in autumn red and orange hues-and used wood to add rich tones to the mix. The floor is natural maple, the bed and two bedside tables I custom designed are made from a dark walnut and the tongue-and-groove flooring on the back wall is walnut, too, stained an even darker, espresso brown.
To get a better sense of John, I had asked him, “What do you love in life?” and his answer was this: “I love waking up every day to my kids and seeing their faces.” I took what he said to heart. I photographed the boys and blew up the pictures, mounted them, and created a montage of six black- and-white photos that now hang above John’s dresser. The photos are really striking, not only because they contrast with the colors in the room, but because they’re hung a few inches away from the wall (I used a French cleat, which causes them to jut out slightly). The kids literally leap out at John when he opens up his eyes in the morning.