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 the formal powder room we started with a two tone Venetian plaster sgraffito inspiration. The fact that the walls were already textured, even though subtle made Venetian plaster cost prohibitive. A true Venetian begins with perfectly smooth walls. So, we took the mottled colors of the Venetian and created a finish with bright turquoise undertones that peak through a rich royal navy.
The sgraffito border inspiration had been gilt inside the cuts, so we did a metallic stencil border. The stencil was custom cut, mimicking a design from a textile trim used in the curtain in the adjacent hall. It was filled with a dusting of warm silver and a custom mixed brass. Then freehand line work detailed the design adding a playful element.
Our tailored stripes in this third bathroom produce a touch of elegance with their muted grey and cream palette.
This technique of striping the walls instead of opting for wallpaper indulges the need for unique customization The pattern can be adjusted to flow with the geometry of the architecture.