Over the Top… faux stone finish on a vent hood

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 […]

Heavy Metal… simulated aged steel on faux finished doors

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, […]

Brick by Brick… a painted brick accent wall

If you are fortunate enough to have a brick wall in your home, you have hit the design jackpot!  The textural beauty and visual contrast of brick compliments any décor style adding warmth to a space and timeless charm.  A beautiful wall with exposed brick is a rich nostalgic expression of the past.  This is […]

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.           […]

Fooling Nature

A faux finish is created on cabinets that mimics driftwood.

Forget Me Not

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

Good Things in 3s

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.

Small Packages

     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 […]

Fill in the blanks

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 […]

Is it real?

A faux marble paint technique is applied to columns in a foyer by decorative artist, Kass Wilson of WallsTreat Studio. www.kasswilson.com

Storybook Ending

A creative faux finish on the walls of a dining room tells a story about your style.

Bigger is better

A faux wood grain technique is used for cabinet refinishing