House Fire Restoration – Walls/Ceilings/Picture Frame

(Quotes from owners)
“After a frightening house fire, our walls and ceilings were black with soot and looked beyond saving. Peta transformed smoked-stained walls to pure beauty, including preserving the porous texture and subtle color variations of unpainted plastered walls.” (Jay Helms)

“I endorse the “magician” comment. I live in a Grade 2 listed building about 400+ years old and Peta worked her magic on the stairway. Also gilded an ancient picture frame repairing the missing pieces. She is my idol.” (Jenny Keehan)

A Lighter Shade of Blue…

For the en-suite bath to a boy’s bedroom, I segued into a periwinkle to candy up the walls.

The room now no longer feels claustrophobic but instead airy and indeed airborne in a beautiful sky.

Designer; Sharon Theriault Associates

“Am lovin this blue..” (Sharon Walker)

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.

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.

Ross California

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”