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 […]

Strictly Business

    This beautiful table desk was intended to be the main feature of this study. But, the harsh white cabinets overpowered the beauty of the wood and detail of the exotic wood grain.       It was not enough to make the cabinets similar in color tones. The desk needed to be surrounded by identical book-matched burl to give […]

Rags to Riches

The beauty of this home is the use of finely crafted organic materials . . . stone on the mantel, wood on the floor and wonderful textures in the fabrics. Even the book cases reflect attention to detail for the craftsmanship that has been incorporated. But the one element that doesn’t fit is the fact that they are […]

Midas Touch

The feature wall in the remodel of this great room represented the client’s love of very ornate details. The detailed carving on the bookcases was a perfect opportunity to add a faux finish that would be consistent with this style.     Although the cabinetry began as white, a change to rich colors was in order. Now, the bodies of […]