By contrast, warm shades of orange and red can create an adult atmosphere. Wearstler's design for the Coral Bar at the Tides South Beach Hotel in Florida is an intimate space, furnished with one of her carpet designs and tables made of brass with inlaid stone. When it comes to color, Wearstler writes, "I do not think there are any rules. I often hear, 'Do not paint a low ceiling dark.' I totally disagree." In this room, which is only 7 feet, 4 inches high, she broke that rule. "I purposely chose a rich shade of coral for the coffered ceiling to raise the height perception. The rich laquered color made the ceiling feel lighter."
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