"I don't want every room to be the same," the artist says of her decision to paint a formal living room a glossy jet black. "I love books," says Rosenthal. "I like to decorate with them wherever I can." She applied a navy, mint, and magenta color palette in her daughter Emma&squot;s room. Rosenthal converted an unfinished attic into a home studio where she paints much of her work.