Fooling Nature

A faux finish is created on cabinets that mimics driftwood.

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How exciting!  An investment was made to upgrade kitchen cabinets from white to wood.  But one piece of the puzzle was missing.  The doors to the pantry and  entry to the garage remained white.  This abruptly interrupted the visual flow of the richness of the new wood cabinetry.  A  gap of white remained as a […]

Bigger is better

A faux wood grain technique is used for cabinet refinishing

Strategic Planning

Multiiple “design tricks” were incorporated to transform this master bath into a place of elegance and intrigue.  The harsh contrast of the black chest next to white cabinetry had not been resolved by simple glazing. Many times when we look at cabinetry, there is a tendency to apply a finish as if it is one single architectural detail.  In […]

Split Personality

He wants the richness of wood.  She wants an updated color.  How do you keep everyone happy?  Creating a kitchen that accommodates both personalities requires creative planning.  One solution is to look at how you can incorporate more than one finish in a single space.  During our first meeting, we looked through a large portfolio of cabinet finishes.  […]

Wake up call

    This kitchen renovation was near completion.  To “wake it up”, the vent hood was embellished with a textured design and highlighted to enhance the details.  Applying a black finish to the bottom drawers creates a more substantial focal point in the center. The wall colors were chosen to blend with the window treatments.  […]

Defining Moments

     This project took place in a large furniture and design showroom. The challenge was to define the reception area, changing the “accent wall” into a true “focal wall” to create a stunning backdrop. The clever addition of a dramatic textural faux finish technique and rich metallics offers a treat that is both visual and […]

Words To Live By

    Back door guests are the best. So often, attempts are made to hide a back entrance. But in this case, it is celebrated.  In this country style home, special friends and family are welcomed with warm words of wisdom.  Meaningful phrases are incorporated into this rustic faux finish. Each spectacular surface shares rich heart felt greetings from the […]

The Extra Mile

Beginning with a blank canvas can be extremely challenging. Where do you start? What is your inspiration? In a kitchen, it begins with defining FUNCTION. Once the layout is determined, we move forward with how it will look from every vantage point.     Start by selecting the items that have the most limited options […]