Being the largest architectural feature in a space, the visual impact of a staircase can make a spectacular design statement. Often times, staircases are tucked away in back hallways, but for architects Marie McNally and Daniel Smith, this staircase was brought to the forefront. Their intention was to transcend an otherwise purely functional element and […]

A Step Above… Metallic Finishes on Staircase

This year’s show home, sponsored by Atlanta Home magazine, featured the transformation of a 1980s home into an updated treasure. Beginning with white walls throughout, the design team of Grayson Harris Interiors+ Design pushed the envelope of imagination.  At the end of a long catwalk overlooking the living area and resort-like backyard, was a vista […]

Introductory Offer… faux finish on an accent wall

The French Country or Provence style is easily recognized in this keeping room by the way it marries provincial sophistication with lived-in charm. Like many styles today, it is inspired by nature and filled with hand crafted organic materials. But, what makes the provincial style stand out is that it is paired with refined hints of […]

Beam Me Up . . . Refinished Aged Wood Beams

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 […]

Over the Top… faux stone finish on a vent hood

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, […]

Heavy Metal… simulated aged steel on faux finished doors

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.           […]

Lighten up… Updating a Traditional Great Room

How do you add warmth and character to a new modern kitchen?  Add a touch of vintage to the mix via the art of salvaged artifacts.  The perfect focal point was created using this ceiling tin as a backsplash.  It offers a trash to treasure or “tossed and found” solution. What an unexpected and refreshing […]

Tossed and Found: Antiqued Ceiling Tile Backsplash

It is easy to recognize how important it is for a front door to make an impression. Interior doors, however, deserve the same quality, thought and appeal. In this example, a set of doors at the end of a hallway serve the purpose of creating a striking and unexpected focal point.     The Design […]

Walk This Way: A Faux Finish Door Remodel

Normally you think of doors as something you shut to create privacy, or something you open to allow entrance into another space. But doors are far more than a functional piece; they create architectural statements inside your home. Sliding doors are popular in home design for their function as well as form. Unlike a standard […]

Open and Shut Case: Doors for Every Interior Design Style

Brick has become one of the most popular elements in design. Unlike generic drywall, brick is cherished because it offers a touch of texture, unique character and a dab of timeless charm that adapts to any décor style. Reminiscent of previous remodeling of this home, the client chose to keep the brick that was once an exterior wall. […]

Yes You Can: Painted Faux Brick

On a recent trip to Tuscany, this client was inspired by the timeless craftsmanship found in the travertine, stone, tiles and plasters. So when it came time to finish out their terrace level, they enlisted the help of Home Expressions Interiors by Laura Bloom, a complete design and remodeling company, to recreate the comfort and elegance of this style but […]

Supporting Role: Aged Plaster Columns

Nestled in a serene country setting, it was the request of the client to have an updated look while honoring a rustic farmhouse origin. Designer Nina Nash of Mathews Furniture + Design knew that one of the challenges would be to create an interesting blend of color, patterns and textures while maintaining the comfortable family friendly atmosphere. It would require sleek furnishings […]

Deja Blue: Faux Finished Sliding Barn Door