Interiors: Lilly Bunn's Gleaming Entryway

I just had to share this little space – a gleaming hallway by Lilly Bunn. First spotted in the September issue of Lonny, I recently discovered these pics showing the entry hall in its full glory. Lilly overruled her initial idea of a Gracie mural for this peacock blue lacquered finish. In fact, I think entry halls may be one of the most lacquered spaces in interior design (See these lovely examples: 1, 2).

Lilly Bunn Entryway

So, what’s the key to getting the perfect finish? Designer Miles Redd, perhaps the king of high shine, advises, "You need a great painter, who will sand the walls to be as smooth as glass, and then a good quality high gloss oil paint. It has to be oil, to get the sheen!" Finish it off with a sea urchin light fixture and a gold, wallpapered ceiling (gorgeous!) for an incredibly glamorous entry!