April 7, 2009
Radiators. Ah yes, proof that you live in a pre-war nyc apartment. A design eyesore for most New Yorkers, however, they can be worked with.
The above pic is a before picture of my living room. I have since painted my radiator Ralph Lauren’s Brilliant White to match my exposed brick wall (the wall was already painted, trust me, I did not ruin perfectly natural brick!) while I decide what exactly I want to do with it. It’s not bad looking with the white, but I wouldn’t go as far as saying as it looks good either, a little too boring for my taste. I could live with it, but that’s not good enough for me. So, I did a quick search at my go-to site for design dilemmas, Apartment Therapy and found some ideas.
I could do a radiator cover…
I think this one might be my favorite. They’re not trying to hide it, in fact, they’re celebrating it by painting it a bright yellow that screams “Look at me!” Gotta give credit for being daring. Bright yellow won’t match my decor scheme, but bright RED will! 🙂