The goal for this remodeled keeping room was to create a tasteful blend of rustic style with traditional furnishings. It was apparent that the new white mantel was inconsistent with the cozy ambiance of this space, and being so large, it completely overpowered the room. Instead, it needed to act as a unifying element between […]

Best of Both: Fireplace Surround and Mantel Faux Finishes

Texture, depth and dimension are always the benchmark for a beautiful faux finish.  It doesn’t matter if the application is on a flat surface or even bringing out the details of architecture. Keep in mind that ANY surface can be enhanced with artistic mediums. . . even 3D elements such as this: A change in […]

Get in Gear

We all know how paint can influence the feeling of a space. Did you know that it can also influence the architecture?  This project is a lesson in composition as it refers to paint and interior design. The correct balance of vertical and horizontal lines creates a visual path that will direct the eye to […]

Lines of Distinction

Our goal was to create a sense of warmth in this space through the innovative use of artistic finishes. The mantel is the largest architectural detail in the room. Enhancing this element provides a prominent design statement and offers a spectacular feature to compliment the art collection.

Reflect your style

In most homes, the mantel is designed to be the main feature of a great room. This is especially true when the mantel soars to the full height of two stories. The beautiful stack stone craftsmanship was already a work of art but deserved a regal frame.     The Design Process: A dimensional bronze technique was carefully chosen […]

Center of Attention

Faux finishes and decorative artistry add intrigue to a foyer.  A circular walkway poses a challenge for incorporating artwork.  The art was created within the curved barrel niche to appear as an aged fresco painting.  It is so dimensional that everyone who walks by wants to touch it.

Grand Entrance

The original request for this space was to apply a faux finish to the walls in an effort to warm up this grand room. But the problem was not the walls . . . it was all of the white and non-descript architectural features. That is when we turned our attention to these details.    […]

Attention to Detail

A faux finish is applied to cabinets and a mantel to complete a living room make over. Decorating ideas for a living room redesign.

Forget Me Not



Three white mantels are given personality with faux finishes. See ideas about faux artistry that can be done using neutral colors. It doesn’t matter what your style is. . . NEUTRAL can be interesting.

Good Things in 3s

     This space may be small . . . but the impact is grand!  A monochromatic color scheme makes the area look large.  The multiple textures give it depth and interest.  The room is anchored with the “weight” of the illusion of a carved limestone mantel treatment.   Interest is enhanced by adding a small […]

Small Packages

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 […]

Forever Young