While Lori and Alan Erenberg were married, they spent much of their time hunting down vintage furniture and accessories, then arranging them in living spaces noted for an intrepid, funky style. When the couple separated, their sense of style remained amicable. So after Alan, former owner of the Serta mattress company, grew dissatisfied with the way his mixed bag of post-divorce furnishings looked in his white-on-white condo, he asked Lori, a designer and set decorator, to pull the disparate pieces together.
Her answer: color. And not just any color but bold, bigger-than-life, Hollywood-influenced color--ocher, chartreuse, turquoise--that "gives a space life, movement and flow," she says. To find shades of this intensity that would work well together, Alan tested no fewer than 37, brushing them onto the white walls before arriving at the final seven.