Atherton Front Entry – Modern Taste Rejuvenates Traditional Foyer

The entry whilst traditional, held its own stylistically but was not a robust enough commentary on the paintings, sculpture and modern taste of the client.

We worked with her East coast designer to create this stenciled/hand painted with exposed wood keystones, diamond patterned floor, rejuvenating a somewhat ‘flat’ space into a dynamic entry statement that reflects the personality and tastes of the owner.

An Aluminum Leafed, Stenciled Ceiling

This aluminum leafed and stenciled ceiling creates a glowing, romantic environment out of a previously bland space.

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”

Pink Marble and Stenciled Wainscoting with Gilded Lionhead

Pink marble and stenciled wainscoting “Yucatan project”.

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”