In our last post we shared some do’s and dont’s for selecting paint colors. Read on for part 2 with a few more tips and tricks from Atlanta decorative finish artist Kass Wilson. DO consider the finish. Color is not the only consideration when it comes to selecting finishes for walls, ceilings, floors, and architectural features. […]

Choosing Paint Colors: Do’s and Don’ts, Part 2

What’s the first step to building a sturdy house? It’s simple; start by laying a strong foundation. The same goes for home design. No matter what furnishings, art, lighting, and accessories you add to a space, the design must have a good foundation in order to work as a whole. When it comes to interior design, that foundation is the space […]

Choosing Paint Colors: Do’s and Don’ts, Part 1

In every job there are frequently asked questions that come up again and again. As a decorative finish artist, one of the queries I often receive is “Do you want this leftover paint?”  While the sentiment is generous, in truth the last thing I need is another can of paint. (And if you’ve ever visited an artist’s studio, you’ll […]

Pro Tip: Don’t Throw Away That Extra Paint

Fireplaces can be a wonderful addition to a home, offering warmth, a welcoming glow, and an instant focal point. Unfortunately many homes come with builder-grade mantels that don’t do justice to them, resulting in fireplaces that get lost on a large expanse of wall or look out of place with the other decor in the home. Faux finishes are the […]

Upgrade a Boring Fireplace with Faux Finishes

There is a lot of talk about how to find and hire a good interior designer, but have you ever wondered what it takes to be a good client? Capella Kincheloe tackled the topic in her latest blog post and she had some great tips to share. Have some faith. Most people hire an interior designer […]

What Makes a Good Interior Design Client?

Decorative painting is more than just ornamentation; it can also be a vital problem-solving tool for interior designers. As an Atlanta faux finish artist, I use a variety of decorative painting techniques, materials, and tools to help bring the design visions of some of Atlanta’s most talented interior designers to life. Read on to learn more about how […]

Decorative Painting vs. Wallpaper

What separates inspiring interior design from the mundane? It’s often hard to put your finger on exactly which elements make the difference in a given space, but it almost always has something to do with individuality. A room with too much of the same tends to lack the “wow” factor. It may be perfectly presentable- […]

3 Interior Design Don’ts- And How to Avoid Them

Selecting a perfect paint color can be on of the most intimidating and challenging dilemmas when remodeling your home! With the walls usually spanning over a large surface, finding an impactful color can be overwhelming. As a designer and homeowner myself, I deal with the challenge of finding the perfect color too! I am in […]

How to Pick the Perfect Paint Color!

Urban Contemporary, Shabby Chic, Country French, Weathered Industrial, Rustic, Global Primitives, Farmhouse Charm, Old World, Vintage, Wabi Sabi, Reused/ Recycled/ Repurposed. All of these styles have one thing in common . . . they celebrate the imperfections of what happens to surfaces over time.  This process is often referred to in general terms as “antiquing”.  […]

How old is “OLD”?

If you’re new to the Kass Wilson blog, welcome! Last week I began Part 1: Extending the Life of your Paint Products educating readers on the tips and tricks I use to extend the life of my paint products and this week, we’ll finish up part two of the series, discussing storing your paint products! Storing your […]

Part 2: Storing Your Paint Products

Accidents happen.  When it involves a painted surface, it is comforting to know that you still have some leftover paint to take care of a repair.  But, have you ever been sadly disappointed to open up that old can and find that the paint is no longer usable? There are 2 major factors to consider […]

Part 1: Extending the Life of your Paint Products