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 […]

Strictly Business

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 […]

Rags to Riches

How exciting!  An investment was made to upgrade kitchen cabinets from white to wood.  But one piece of the puzzle was missing.  The doors to the pantry and  entry to the garage remained white.  This abruptly interrupted the visual flow of the richness of the new wood cabinetry.  A  gap of white remained as a […]

Fill in the blanks

A faux wood grain technique is used for cabinet refinishing

Bigger is better

Multiiple “design tricks” were incorporated to transform this master bath into a place of elegance and intrigue.  The harsh contrast of the black chest next to white cabinetry had not been resolved by simple glazing. Many times when we look at cabinetry, there is a tendency to apply a finish as if it is one single architectural detail.  In […]

Strategic Planning

  Many times, curved architectural details can be presented at their best when enhanced by decorative finishes.  Archways and ceilings are especially challenging from a construction perspective.  Chances are, anything that is not a straight line will be more labor intensive and therefore, more expensive.  Beautiful curves and arches are often understated when allowed to remain white.  They […]

Curve Appeal

    A vast great room ceiling would be cold and lost without proper attention. The beautiful details present an opportunity to enhance the architecture within this home. A combination of finishing techniques draws the eye upward and allows each feature to stand apart. We started with a blank canvas. The interior designer presented the fabrics that […]

Rise to the Occasion