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.           […]

Hi Shine, High Design: High Gloss Lacquer Walls

A well placed accent wall will coax the eye to a focal point. But introducing high gloss lacquer will certainly attract attention. There is something magical about the lustrous look of glossy surfaces that shouts glamour and luxury. The drama of a high gloss shine on walls creates a stage for light to dance adding […]

By the Sea

There is nothing more serene than being in a setting right by the sea. When you have a large expanse of windows with a clear sight line to the beach, the goal is to blur the line between indoors and out.  But just because the beach is considered casual and relaxing doesn’t mean you need […]

Talent on Loan: Faux Finished Wooden Beams

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 […]

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 […]

Forever Young

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 […]

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.