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Ornament or Crime? With Painted Woodwork, There Is No Middle Ground

By: Eve M. Kahn
Published: 10/28/2021Source: The New York Times

Featuring Judith Lief

Ornament or Crime? With Painted Woodwork, There Is No Middle Ground
One real estate agent referred to the décor trend as ‘the great divider of people.’
 
Many vintage homes today are seeing the light, as naked wood staircases, wainscoting, baseboards and beams receive coat upon coat of pale-colored paint. Yet even as the slathered millwork remains wet, emotions are running high — both for those wielding the brushes and those leery of the cover-ups.
 
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