What could possibly make a gallon of paint worth $100? Hear us out. When the Taft Museum of Art started a $22.8 million renovation back in 2002, they worked with British design house Farrow & Ball to create paint colors true to the building’s history—because you don’t slap any old paint on the walls of a former president’s family hangout.
At that time, however, there was no local distributor, and history-loving Cincinnatians had to drive as far as Chicago to buy the stuff in person. Now, customers can turn to Thomas Jackson, a British-born Farrow & Ball fanboy and proprietor of the East End antique shop Bloodline Merchants, the only local connection for this top-shelf paint.
Scroll through to see examples of the paint colors in action:
Bonus: Seventy-one-year-old Farrow & Ball is best known for its roster of 132 classic shades, but you can also get an array of gorgeous wallpapers, handcrafted with the company’s own paints.
4855 Eastern Ave., East End, (859) 412-0646, bloodlinemerchants.com