Bigger is better

A faux wood grain technique is used for cabinet refinishing

Strategic Planning

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 […]

Stairway to Heaven

An all over stencil pattern is used in a faux finish for an accent wall of a minimalist style foyer. A great example of how interior designers use faux finishes and decorative painting to solve decorating challenges.

Prime Real Estate

Elegant faux finishes are added to the walls and ceiling of a dining room to create the perfect backdrop for a custom art collection.

Gift wrapped

  In most cases, a powder room is a small  square room  in need of some personality.  But, in this case, there were many distinguishing architectural details.   One wall is curved, the ceilings are very high and the trim molding is extremely bold.  The objective was to draw your eye to all of THESE […]

Champagne Toast

  I love participating in designer events. It is an opportunity to work with a fun loving and creative group of people. This one was called “Collaborating For Success.” It was organized by ToTheTradeOnly and had a whole new twist . . . it was almost like that HGTV show “Design Star.” Each designer chose a small […]

To Boldly Go

The retro style is becoming increasingly popular. Along with it comes the return of the “accent wall.” Unlike the harsh solid colors used in the past, it creates more of an impact when it is embellished with an intriguing wall finish.     This client’s job made it necessary to relocate frequently so all of their furnishings […]

A Little Red

    Do you love red? I certainly do. It is a strong color that is filled with excitement. But sometimes, you can get too much of a good thing! An intense color like the red in this before photo is probably too much for a whole room in the middle of your home. Sometimes, we think that […]

Frank Lloyd Delight

    “. . . strive to simplify;  the ensemble of the rooms should be considered so that comfort and utility go hand in hand with beauty.”  Frank Lloyd Wright This home honors the “Arts and Crafts” or “Prairie” style that is often identified with Frank Lloyd Wright. It incorporates low horizontal lines and open […]

Some Days Are Diamonds

   Sometimes, a small space can create large challenges. In this newly renovated foyer the ceiling is low and the shape is irregular.  The goal was to create a welcoming statement of traditional elegance. Great care and attention was given to the exact layout and scale of the design. Planning the layout was critical. It […]

Wake up call

    This kitchen renovation was near completion.  To “wake it up”, the vent hood was embellished with a textured design and highlighted to enhance the details.  Applying a black finish to the bottom drawers creates a more substantial focal point in the center. The wall colors were chosen to blend with the window treatments.  […]

Curve Appeal

  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 […]