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

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

Nothing says comfort like your favorite pair of jeans. The older and more faded they get, the better they become. That is why shades of indigo are timeless on both the runway and in the home. This is the feeling that designer Nina Nash of Mathews Home + Design wanted to create in this guest bedroom . . . comfortable, […]

Faded by Love: A Guest Bedroom Remodel

This home’s entrance is fit for royalty. The two story foyer is graced by a curved staircase, elegant hardwood floors, and detailed trim. The custom mahogany doors are the focal point, adding definition to the passageway and welcoming guests. In order to emphasize the architectural elements in this stunning foyer, decorative painting was used to tie it […]

Worth Repeating: Faux Woodgrain Foyer Makeover

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

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 […]

Talent on Loan: Faux Finished Wooden Beams

A faux finish is created on cabinets that mimics driftwood.

Fooling Nature

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

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 […]

High Expectations

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 […]

Mahogany Master

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 […]

Raising the Bar