Talent on Loan: Faux Finished Wooden Beams

This project was located on top of a mountain in Colorado. It is an inspiring place where there is a deep appreciation for the beauty that nature provides in its pure state. The previous owner of the home had painted all of the cedar beams chocolate brown. First on the priority list for this remodel […]

Fooling Nature

A faux finish is created on cabinets that mimics driftwood.

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 […]

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.  […]

Some Days Are Diamonds

   Sometimes, a small space can create large challenges. In this newly renovated foyer the ceiling is low and the shape is irregular.  The goal was to create a welcoming statement of traditional elegance. Great care and attention was given to the exact layout and scale of the design. Planning the layout was critical. It […]

Curve Appeal

  Many times, curved architectural details can be presented at their best when enhanced by decorative finishes.  Archways and ceilings are especially challenging from a construction perspective.  Chances are, anything that is not a straight line will be more labor intensive and therefore, more expensive.  Beautiful curves and arches are often understated when allowed to remain white.  They […]

Best of Both Worlds

This room offers a unique blend of rustic style with traditional furnishings.  The original white mantel was inconsistent with the cozy ambiance of this space.  An element was needed to act as a bridge between the rough sawn beams and the antique bricks around the firebox.  The mantel wall was the obvious dilemma. The design process: Since […]

Rise to the Occasion

    A vast great room ceiling would be cold and lost without proper attention. The beautiful details present an opportunity to enhance the architecture within this home. A combination of finishing techniques draws the eye upward and allows each feature to stand apart. We started with a blank canvas. The interior designer presented the fabrics that […]

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 […]