New Trellis and Gate Transformation

Repair and restoration are all part of maintaining a gracious home for family and friends, so when my client’s trellis collapsed in a storm we knew there would be troubleshooting to do.

The trellis and gate were built out of un- patinaed, raw wood. It was all pretty alarming as the blond, new wood abutted the old, beautifully distressed wood. I matched my custom stain and glazes to the existent wood, recreating the beauty of age, setting them back into the foliage and making an inviting, old world space again.

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Powder Room Gold Starburst with a Skew

Powder room Starburst with a skew.

Another delightful project with the talented JoAnn Hartley Interiors and new client Fiona Dorst of La Belle Fifi Corte Madera.

Fiona has a lingerie boutique where she serves bourbon and champagne to the clientele as they shop. She is quite the personality with wit and a rich laugh. So when she asked me to paint something ‘borderline obnoxious’ I was  on board immediately.

Here it is! A fun, sophisticated take on a well loved, classic treatment – black, champagne and gold

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”