Thursday, July 30, 2009

Hey guys, how about a "little leg"

Sometimes in business it is necessary to show a little leg. This settee was originally painted robins egg blue with white edging. It is in the process of getting a make over in the current hot trend of Swedish/Belgian style. Jeremy has painted it a dark gray followed with a black glaze. Next he does a wood rub and the final step a distressed gilding.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Painting the fifth wall can make all the difference

Today the ceiling has become one of the most requested surfaces for decorative painting and plastering. We thought we would show a few that Jeremy has done in the last couple of years.
Above is a barrel vaulted faux brick ceiling done for clients wine cellar. This is not just a painted on faux treatment. It is Jeremy's secret formula and it is hand plastered and has grout. You can not tell it is not really brick. The clients and the builder were amazed.

A coffered ceilng in the library/home office with a custom sized stencil by Modello. It always rewarding when we can accommodate a client by giving their home something this unique.

Pictured is a barrel vaulted ceiling in the master bath. We suggested a product called lusterstone which is composed of crushed metallic stone mixed with pigment to create a soft glow that is truly stunning. Click on the pictures to enlarge

The same product in a slightly different color enhances an already lovely chandelier and creates ambiance and drama.
This is a soft statement for a dignified space.

Another dining room with a tray ceiling has a custom mixed metallic bronze application. This client loves to entertain and was looking for the unexpected something that would still be appropriate for her traditional yet formal space.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

While the homeowners were away

Victoria requested an antique faux tile motif as a subtle layer to enhance the plaster and glazed walls in the powder room. The tile colors were chosen to blend with the existing tile on the floor and back splash. A pale gray plaster was given a light coat of antiquing glaze for an instant aged appearance.