Over the Top… faux stone finish on a vent hood

Converting to an open floor plan poses many design challenges.  Changing to wide-open spaces means that all of the elements must compliment the new scale and proportions of a large area while maintaining balance and symmetry.                 The Design Process: On the far side of the kitchen area […]

Heavy Metal… simulated aged steel on faux finished doors

Have you been to the new Moxy Hotel in Midtown Atlanta?  It is a boutique-hotel concept with the next-Gen traveler in mind. Toni Stoeckl of Distinctive Select Service Brands, Marriott International explained, “With Moxy, we threw out the hotel rulebook to create a bold new hotel experience geared toward guests who are looking for shareable, […]

Brick by Brick… a painted brick accent wall

If you are fortunate enough to have a brick wall in your home, you have hit the design jackpot!  The textural beauty and visual contrast of brick compliments any décor style adding warmth to a space and timeless charm.  A beautiful wall with exposed brick is a rich nostalgic expression of the past.  This is […]

Lighten up… Updating a Traditional Great Room

Color is a wonderful design tool. But too much of a dark hue can make a room feel closed in. When all of the wood surfaces and furnishings share the same tone, nothing stands out. Lightening up some of the details in these rooms can yield a fresh modern style.           […]

Hi Shine, High Design: High Gloss Lacquer Walls

A well placed accent wall will coax the eye to a focal point. But introducing high gloss lacquer will certainly attract attention. There is something magical about the lustrous look of glossy surfaces that shouts glamour and luxury. The drama of a high gloss shine on walls creates a stage for light to dance adding […]

Strokes of Genius… abstract wall finish

Large banquet-sized dining rooms pose significant design challenges.  Any room of this vast size requires that all elements are in correct scale and proportion.  In this case, that also includes the bold custom wall treatment. Atlanta interior designer, Heather Means, was inspired by the dynamic design style of Kelly Wearstler.  Known for her “maximalist design […]

By the Sea

There is nothing more serene than being in a setting right by the sea. When you have a large expanse of windows with a clear sight line to the beach, the goal is to blur the line between indoors and out.  But just because the beach is considered casual and relaxing doesn’t mean you need […]

Kass Wilson Wins Best Faux Finish/Mural Painter in Atlanta Award

We are so pleased to announce that Kass Wilson has been voted Best Faux Finish/Mural Painter in Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine‘s Best of 2015 Contest! Every year, favorite local home improvement professionals of metro Atlanta are nominated for the “Best Of” awards, in which thousands vote on the “best of” metro Atlanta. The categories included a wide […]

Ruby Slipper

Neutral furnishings offer a distinct design advantage. It allows the opportunity to introduce any color in a bold manner. Our goal was to create an envelope of rich color to make the neutral furnishings in this room stand out.       The Design Process:   We usually see smooth high gloss applications with tone on tone palettes. This faux finish […]

High Expectations

There is no debating that the most dramatic feature of this room is the beams. Unlike most beams, they follow the curves of the arched ceiling. Their graceful shape and interesting architecture are possible because they were constructed out of fiber board! Design Process: Creating beams with this amount of architectural detail would not only be […]

Mahogany Master

A master bathroom is usually considered as an extension of the master bedroom. But what happens when your bedroom furnishings are rich mahogany but the bathroom is white? Very simple . . . paint the cabinets with a faux wood grain technique to match!       The Design Process: This white cabinetry was painted to appear as a dramatic crotch […]

Raising the Bar

High ceilings and interesting architecture are just a few of the spectacular features of this master bath. Yet, many of these lovely details were unnoticed because of the monochromatic color scheme. The goal was to accentuate the beautiful details with the use of decorative artistry.         The Design Process: The most important element to this client was […]