Painted Rug

June 14, 2012

Painted Rug

No fuss floor coverings work great in an area like an elevator.
Add a little style to the ride. This rug was painted directly on the floor of the elevator. There is no upkeep except treating this floor like an other. A light sweep and mop and your good to go.

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Tight Quarters

June 14, 2012

Tight Quarters

An elevator that is used a lot can also be appealing. This mural was done on a residential elevator. There is no problem with upkeep the seals keep in excellent shape.

Stencil and Pattern Mixing

A washed stencil ended up as the perfect fit without being too much.
This stencil was done for a small powder bath. The area needed to be opened up but a solid stencil closed it in. An over all pattern didn’t tie into the character of the house or the accessories in the room.

Keeping in Character

May 14, 2012

Keeping in Character

An antiqued patina on reclaimed wood cabinetry is a subtle way to keep the history alive in this beautiful wood.
(photo courtesy of Martha Turner Real Estate)

Character Building

May 7, 2012

Character Building

Drenched in History

April 24, 2012

Drenched in History

Using multiple layed finishes can give a piece the history you’re looking for.

Create a Backdrop for a Room

This room has very elegant furniture. Because of the layout of the room there are only a few choice pieces. Toned ceiling, faux dark brown mahogany trim, a metal leaf cove stencil and plastered frescoed walls create an instant era setting for these pieces.

Armoire Re-Toning

April 23, 2012

Armoire Re-Toning

Re-toning an existing finish is always an option. This was antiqued to a warm mustard which didn’t fit the room. It was re-toned to neutral antiquing making it more versatile while maintaining the character of the original piece.

Aged Cabinetry with Layered Plaster Panels

Cabinetry Details

April 23, 2012

Cabinetry Details

Chairs New to Old

April 23, 2012

Chairs New to Old

Furniture Details

April 23, 2012

Furniture Details

Mirror Adds Character and Visual Flow

This mirror is an antique but I needed to add a color wash and seal to make the finish physically stable and visually versatile. Historical details are a great way to create a visual flow and subtly draw your eye around a room. It also adds to the character of the whole interior.

Venetian Plaster with Details

Plaster is one of the universal finishes. It can be used in historical and modern settings. Here it is historical and adds a touch of antiquity and character to a powder bath. The washed wainscotting weights the room and the crown stencil along with the painted ceiling give height to an otherwise tight and cramped space.

Denver Continental Club Ceiling

This ceiling was done in the Denver Airport. It’s a great way to add a custom detail to a high traffic area without worrying about upkeep. It creates openness and height.