Fooling Nature

A faux finish is created on cabinets that mimics driftwood.

Forever Young

When taking on a kitchen remodel, considerations of form and function are critical.  But, when it comes to the aesthetics, this is where your personality can really shine.  This feisty gal, in the prime of her 80’s said,  “I have spent all of my life decorating to please others . . . my friends, my […]

Fill in the blanks

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kitchen Named Desire

A faux finish is applied to a kitchen island that appears to be inlays of dimensional copper.

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 […]