If you want to do something like the faux inlay in the last post your self, you will need patience. Measuring and layout with an assistant took the larger part of a day. We planned our sequence and then applied frog tape accordingly.
It took some testing and practice to get just [...]
Venetian plaster. Of all the words that come to mind to describe the final finish… sexy is what I keep coming back to. Venetian plaster creates a feel. You lean back against the wall. Your fingers casually come in contact and before you know it you know it [...]
Last month we had the pleasure to participate in Metrocon12 at Dallas Market Hall. This was our first trade show so we weren’t really sure what to expect, but we had a blast!
Metrocon gave us the perfect opportunity to “strut our stuff” and, I have to [...]
Tastes change. It’s a fact of life. Everyone knows it’s easy to change the color of your walls when you’re tired of the color that you fell in love with several years back. But what about that stone fireplace. It may seem so overwhelming to have grown tired of the stone that you once loved [...]
Samantha Murray of Creative Illusions was hired to customize this master bath by builder Gary Dean and designer Sharon Flatley. Due to the soaring barrel vault over arches and 5 different finishes, she brought in Artisan Finishes to collaborate. With decking and scaffolding in place, we began with the barrel vault. Twenty feet long and [...]
This is the perfect example of why I love working with designers. Amanda of Astleford Interiors asked that I come up with a turquoise basket weave finish for a ceiling. My eyebrow raised, my nose scrunched up a bit and I hesitantly got started on some samples. I did a dry [...]
Recently we worked with Astelford Interiors on a beautiful home in Preston Hollow. We did three finishes in three bathrooms.
The media bath is a soft blue grey lined in a harlequin pattern with a champagne metallic. It’s a sophisticated yet casual take on Hollywood Regency.
In December we installed a Tuscany plaster finish in Beaumont’s new performing arts center.
Tuscany is a lime and portland blended plaster that can be used for many looks. In Beaumont we did a contemporary organic strie texture in which we added mica for a quartz like sparkle. The [...]
Want to transform an ordinary fireplace wall into something elegant and dazzling? Consider gilding. A few weeks back interior designer Patricia Gifford-Crocker asked me to gild a client’s fireplace wall. It made a rather ordinary backdrop into the focal piece of the room.
The process involved several steps. First I skimmed the wall, making [...]
For this project we used BioSheild no Voc paint on the walls. The Faux Drapes were done in the studio and then wallpapered up. This minimized paint smell in the room and also minimized the downtime. Our client was a young girl with health issues who lived in a hospital bed. Designer Karla Trincanello’s [...]