Homes Magazine - Page 22 - Life in Color (3)

Homes Magazine
- Page 22
Life in Color (3)
says Walker.

The once nondescript, even ramshackle, exterior is now a bright spot on the block, with its striking charcoal-colored brick painted Benjamin Moore’s “Cheating Heart.”

The entry foyer is just as dramatic, featuring a mural by Walker’s favorite tattoo artist, who inked his design over gold foil Walker applied to the wall.

The entry empties into Walker’s vast and busy studio. (In yet another karmic win, business has doubled since the move.)

There’s also a comfortable showroom seating area featuring a vintage sofa Walker silver leafed and side tables salvaged from the former Pazo restaurant. A spiral staircase leads to a rooftop oasis shaded by a large canvas canopy and protected by a 15-foot wood privacy wall.

With her voluminous reserve of artistic energy, Walker finds it beneficial to have the studio next door. Yet when she crosses the threshold to the home portion of the building, that is a sanctuary for her, her partner, Tess Mosley, and their BARCS rescue kitty, Fern.

“This house is a work of art,” says Walker.