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.
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
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”
Static tile design, reconfigured to replicate fluidity of nature and client’s desire for a feeling of nature unfurling.
My clients are often artistic themselves and yearn for the unique in their environment.
The tile chosen was already beautifully handmade but too static in a rectangle. Continue reading “Shower Room Tile Reconfigured”
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”
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”