There are a myriad of decorative options to consider when designing a room. If you can think it, we can create it. Some of the finishes that I specialize in are:
- Murals and Trompe L’Oeil (French for “fool the eye”)
- Textures, Metallics, Gold Leaf
- Architectural Coatings
- Venetian and all other Plasters
- Glazes and Color Washes
- Lustertone, Shimmerstone and all metallic plasters
- Dimensional Stencil and Modello Designs
- Stone, Marble Brick, Woodgrain, Faux Bois
- Floral, Fruit, Architectural Borders
- Cabinetry, Furniture and Fireplace finishes and makeovers
- Decorative Concrete on floors, patios and countertops
- Portraits, custom artwork & logos
- Seasonal window painting
- Glass & mirror etching
Q. Why can’t I just take a sponge and do my own walls?
A. Hmmm, that’s kind of like thinking that anyone can cut hair. It looks fairly simple, doesn’t seem like there’s that much to it, and how bad of a job can you do? I am the first to admit that I can paint murals and create a beautiful finish on a ceiling 20 feet off the ground, but for the life of me I cannot blow dry my hair properly. Faux finishing is another example of something that is better left for the professionals. Though it sometimes looks like a no-brainer on do-it-yourself shows, there is definitely a science to creating flawless finishes on walls. For beginners, it requires professional training, properly preparing the surface, and using the right materials.
Q. What are the benefits of a faux finish?
A. If you’ve ever had a bad experience removing wallpaper, that says it all. Additionally, a properly executed faux finish creates such a warm and inviting look to any room. It is totally durable, it hides surface imperfections, there are no seams that can loosen over time, and when you’re ready for a change, just go right over it with something new! And certainly remember that you will be getting a completely customized look. I can provide you with a unique look that you can’t buy on a roll.
Q. How can I tell if someone is a professional with real experience?
A. Anyone can make samples of different techniques in different colors and create a portfolio for themselves. But that won’t tell you if they’ve been professionally trained, or if they have experience. You will want the person you interview to have ample pictures and proof of work that they have done. Unfortunately, in our field we are hearing of far too many people who claim to be professional decorative finishers. But what you may not recognize is that they download pictures of someone else’s work, and claim it as their own, and come to your house and try to sell it as their own. If you hire them, the results can be disastrous. Always ask for references. A true professional with many clients will be more than happy to provide you with many satisfied consumers.
Visit the galleries to see some of the projects I’ve worked on.
To see the various techniques I use please view the gallery below.
Clicking on the first image will enlarge it, by using the arrows beneath the enlarged photo you can scroll the all the photos at one time. When you are done click the enlarged photo to close the gallery.