The floor beneath them is what the clients loved and what I was matching to.
The clients have a young family and were upgrading and streamlining their Mill Valley home. The dated looking stair post balls had to go, which created a bald void in the finish and also the stair railing did not match the floor.
The wall finish is a type of caenstone with mica filaments throughout and is not easily touched up. I used custom tinted lime wash and gilding, creating/mimicking the texture by a skip and scratch sponge finish.
“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)
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.