Correcting Unsightly Brick

This fireplace was an ugly and overpowering red, orange and black. I worked with the client to produce this soft, chalky finish in lime paint.

Lime paint softly phosphoresces, the ‘bloom’ of the finish being achieved over time and different humidities. A beautiful powdery feel to the touch and eyes.

A Ladies Couch Throw

My client wanted to recover her couch with something intoxicatingly lovely. We worked together on this cornucopia/Medusa image, pulling from design sources she enjoyed.

It is painted in artist oils, on a canvas ground and will be sculpted into a fitted throw.

Wood Grain and Toner Samples to Match Floor

Here are two samples of woodgraining. One is traditional in that it has been flogged and brush grained. The other is a series of toners with a brush drag.

The floor beneath them is what the clients loved and what I was matching to.

The clients have a young family and were upgrading and streamlining their Mill Valley home. The dated looking stair post balls had to go, which created a bald void in the finish and also the stair railing did not match the floor.

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Powder Room Textured Walls

A small powder room with a lot of atmosphere, this jewel of a space was designed by JoAnn Hartley Interiors with the DIY passion of the client’s husband.

The wall finish began with the love of the tile floor.

The tile itself is heavily striated, with shades of gray, silver and pearlescent, all slightly raised in relief.

It was decided to match the walls to the floor but in a much looser pattern – quite the challenge! Continue reading “Powder Room Textured Walls”