A beautiful home office, where I did a suede technique in a rich, dark chocolate color (Turkish Coffee/Sherwin Williams)
The suede finish gives an enveloping, comforting feel to a room. Very elegant.
Here is a trey ceiling, done with various techniques.... ragging, feathering, pouncing, spongeing, and just plain painting....with different types of paint, including some of the suede paint I used on the walls.
A very tall foyer....eeeeek! We used a metallic paint to resemble rolled bronze....and then a chocolate border to bring in contrast:
There are many, many different faux finishes that I love to do. Among them are sueding, ragging, antiquing, faux metal, distressing, and you-just-name-it and I'll figure it out. It is great fun to transform a space into a Tuscan villa, a warm sueded retreat, or an antiqued and patina-ed version of something that was new. Below is a barrel-vaulted ceiling that was transformed into an antiqued copper walkway. The pictures don't do this beautiful home justice.
This is not a faux finish ..... but it IS a wedding that I decorated for!.....
Faux-finished cabinets; sueded the ceiling
Very tall set of built-ins that I faux-finished.....decorator's home
What a wonderful teenager's bathroom and bedroom..... I striped the bedroom, ragged the bathroom, and painted "cheetah" print on the trey ceiling and the bathroom mirror.
I painted the logo for this fitness center in Villa Rica, Georgia. See the "Children" tab for the safari playroom I painted at the same location.
This was a bathroom re-do....I did a ragged, Tuscany finish on the walls, refinished the cherry cabinets and faux-finished the columns to a marble look-alike. Wonderful client, wonderful bliss doing the columns!
Marbled trey ceiling in a dining room.....one of my favorites
108-year old Victorian home -- This bathroom had 1980s peeling wallpaper on the upper walls and ceiling. Nasty dark peach-colored trim and wallboard.
Removed all the wallpaper, prepped and primed the old plaster walls, applied four coats of Behr Venetian Plaster and painted all the wallboard and trim w/Behr paint/primer in Antique White. Ahhhhh, much better!
Added findings from all over.....
Lowered the ceiling two feet, using beadboard and trim.....making it "only" a ten-foot ceiling. Added new light fixture from Home Depot (on sale half-price!)
Found these shutters, which fit the window perfectly, on a sidewalk sale in Villa Rica, Georgia.....for $10 a pair! (had priced custom shutters at over $100 per pair)!
Now this is a comfortable, beautiful powder room and bathroom to soak in the clawfoot tub.