Category: Faux Finishing
Question: What is the difference between synthetic leather and faux …
The previous answer by Lynette El Sherif is an excellent breakdown of the different types of “leather.” To answer the narrower question that was asked, the terms “synthetic” and “faux” are often used interchangeably by the furniture industry. The …
An Aluminum Leafed, Stenciled Ceiling
Dutch metals are relatively cost effective and create a lot of bang for the buck. The finish can also be achieved with metallic paints, so there is room in any budget to create this effect.
My client is an immigration lawyer and the Mom to a young man, so you can imagine there are some pretty stressful days.
Our goal was to create a romantic, glowing space, something to soothe her soul and ease the tensions away. Continue reading “An Aluminum Leafed, Stenciled Ceiling”
Question: How does faux leather compare to real leather?
You cannot dye fake leather, it is usually bonded, so it often flakes or peels over time. Although there are amazing faux leather finishes these days that look completely real, it also usually doesn’t “breathe”, as it is lined with some kind on n…
Antique Brick and Wall Restoration
This building used to house a coffee roasters in the late 1800’s and mid 1900’s.
As I worked I kept bumping into ancient coffee beans in the rafters. The crew and I often wondered if they’d still make a good brew! Continue reading “Antique Brick and Wall Restoration”
Pink Marble and Stenciled Wainscoting with Gilded Lionhead
This project was fascinating on many levels. I was in a foreign country having to source materials and equipment with no common language! Intrepid? Not really, the Yucatáns are a gracious people and happy to help.
The home was a lovely melange of history, the pool room still had the hooks for worker’s sleeping hammocks!
Her walls were too dowdy for her nature though and the clients were eager to embellish. Continue reading “Pink Marble and Stenciled Wainscoting with Gilded Lionhead”