Flatiron Flair

The client and her family recently moved into the Flatiron area of Manhattan. Their apartment was your basic boring white box, with no distinguishing architectural features.

How to liven up the space? Solution: paint the accent wall as if it is a large abstract artwork.

The colors were custom-mixed in accordance with their fabrics and rugs: teal, sand and white.


Before: beige boredom





After: Dynamic brush strokes were softened by transparent color washes, and blended into one glorious canvas.

It is a rare treat when residential clients are willing to do something less conventional!

This is the glowing review the client left on our google page:

“We had such a positive experience with YVStudio. We had two very creative but VERY SPECIFIC asks for two rooms in our apartment. Yvonne was able to replicate exactly the “inspiration” photos that I provided and was so focused on providing the exact customized painting style that we wanted. She did one room with a very unique plastering/texture layer underneath the paint, and she did another room with a very subtle distressed Anthropologie-catalogue-like background.

Prior to painting, we met 3 times, and she created multiple customized samples for us to review and select, and continued to refine them until they were exactly what we wanted. We gave her the keys to our apartment and went away for a week and we came back to a completely cleaned up apartment that was beautifully done. She even went above and beyond and touched up areas of the baseboard and radiator that weren’t included in her original estimate. She sent us fun photo updates and checked in while we were away as well.

She is truly an artist and I so appreciated her color and tone advice as we worked on the project. She is also an absolute pleasure to work with. I would highly highly recommend her work and am happy to provide additional information.”


Published by Yvonne Verwer

Yvonne Verwer at YVStudio LLC has done high-quality decorative and murals and decorative finishes for over 20 years in many of New York's finest homes and businesses. Her work has been shown at The French Designer Show House, and The Hudson River Show House. She has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Avenue Magazine, and Nickelodeon Magazine.

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