Decorative Painting includes the use of paints, plasters, glazes, stencils, metal leafs, foils, glitter, glass beads and the list can go on and on...
Hello! How is your Summer going? Did you have a nice 4th of July? Have you been able to go on vacation? Have you gone to the beach?
I have been busy in my vegetable garden. Mike and I have strawberries, boysenberries, carrots, onions, garlic, celery, spinach, broccoli, swiss chard, dandelions, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, green beans, purple potatoes, orange sweet potatoes, pumpkins and what ever else I can find to grow and eat. It is my therapy. I love to go out and forage for dinner.
I wanted to reach out and let you know that I am available for any of your decorative painting projects. I love to decorate walls, accent walls, ceilings, floors, fireplaces and furniture. I no longer do murals, but I can refer you to some fabulous muralists if you are interested. I used to love to paint kid's rooms, but transitioned to textured finishes and fell in love with plasters, trowels and all that goes with that! I used to think that stencils were for folks who did not know how to paint. Since then, I have learned to appreciate stencils and integrate them in all types of decorative painting. They go well with contemporary decor, from transitional to traditional and work great with hacienda styles so my love affair with stencils is still flaming hot!
This wood floor was so much fun to decorate! Creating gorgeous spaces for our clients is a wonderful day / week on the job! We primed the white oak floor then painted it then proceeded to decorate her using masking patterns and blue tape and finshed up with an epoxy topcoat for durability. I worked with my friend, Vicki Schultz on this gorgeous entry floor.
Stenciling these Spanish Colonial oak stair risers were hard on our knees. We installed the patterns and stained them in place. If you are installing new stairs, we can save you a bit of expense (and our knees!) by decorating the risers and then letting your installer put them in place. Putting on the wood stains and pulling the masking patterns was the fun part! Vicki and I were like kids in a candy store while we were pulling off the masking patterns and seeing the colors pop for the first time. We added a durable topcoat to the risers in order to protect them.
This concrete floor, with a Modello carpet masking pattern, was a super fun project to learn and do. I used Portland cement to trowel in the many colors of the rug and the tiles. Paints and patterns for the cabinets and light box and venetian plaster for the walls. The door and the moldings are "Faux Bois" which is a French term for fake wood.
Prior to painting on the black stain and topcoat, this contemporary patio was cleaned with a specialty product so that the concrete stain would adhere to the concrete. It was fun working with my friend, Allyson Jones Wong on her project in Hollywood hills.
Decorative Painting on ceilings are very rewarding and transformational! I won't say that ceilings are fun to do because they are physically hard on the body, but they are AMAZING to behold! Vicki and I worked together on these ceilings and several others in this home.
This lovely bathroom was plastered with a creamy metallic plaster that has teal and pearl undertones. As with all metallic plasters, it looks best when the light makes it shine!
I loved working on this contemporary accent wall for a very special client and Tiffany Baumgart of Belle Vie Interior Design.
My husband, Mike and I were blessed to decorate this lovely groin vault ceiling with paint, glazes, plaster and lots and lots of 3/4 inch blue tape!