Borrow from the best. Clare Donohue of 1 2 1 Studio tells it like it is. "I admit that I stole the idea outright. I had the steel bed and rug already, and when I moved into a very art deco building I was thinking I'd do gray walls but wanted a little something extra. Just in time I saw a room Thom Filicia had designed for a show house. He had actually nailed up batten for his stripes, but I painstakingly taped mine off."