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I f a fresh coat of paint is the easiest way to transform a room, then why is the process so daunting? That was the question Natalie and Caleb Ebel asked after years of painting their own apartments in New York. Their online paint company, Backdrop, remedies much of the hassle with genius 12" x 12" peel-and-stick swatches for choosing a hue and a tight selection of 65 colors. The Ebels revolutionized the way paint is sold, bypassing the hardware store and shipping directly to D apper designer Mark D. Sikes — whose love of big white houses, blue and white, and all things beautiful is legendary — has designed a collaboration with AnthroLiving, the home division of Anthropologie, called The Poppy Collection, and named after his French bulldog. AnthroLiving, much loved for its bohemian air and collaborations with such esoteric home brands as House of Hackney English wallpapers, went deep with Sikes' collection, issuing furniture, lighting, wallpaper, tabletop, and linens, priced $14 to $1,498. Sikes was recently tasked with redesigning First Lady Jill Biden's East Wing Office. Will he take Poppy to the White House? The Poppy Collection for AnthroLiving, at Anthropologie stores, MARVELOUS MARK x ANTHROPOLOGIE ART & DECORATION PAINT RELIEF the consumer. Redesigned paint cans, modeled after tins of Italian olive oil, make opening and storing paint a breeze. In 2021, Schumacher purchased the company, and now Backdrop is rolling out a limited retail presence at stockists across the country, where you can view the complete line, including their new wallpaper. Backdrop paints, half-gallon $45, gallon $69; adhesive samples at Boxwood Interiors, 1320 W. Alabama St., Rebecca Sherman CLUTCHING STRAWS H a n d b a g d e s i g n e r Pamela Munson has cunningly reimagined iconic Schumacher archival patterns into three styles of woven straw bags: Hydrangea Drape, Joni Chintz, and Chenonceau. $275 each, at Mark Sikes with Poppy the bulldog and Poppy the collection Natalie and Caleb Ebel The new wallpaper collection from Backdrop 38

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