A Tuscan Spa Retreat

Finishes • Before & After Transformations • Close up A Tuscan Spa Retreat A typical bathroom got a beautiful renovation and in the process a Tuscan spa-retreat was born. The walls were originally a solid flat yellowish hue. This coordinated with the tile work and curtain decor; however, it didn’t complete the true Italian ambiance. […]

Fireplace Mantel Gets a Makeover

Finishes • Before & After Transformation •  Repair & Restoration • Furniture • Closeups A Fireplace Mantel Gets a Welcome Makeover My client had purchased her mantel online. When it arrived it didn’t look at all like it was represented. It was more mustard than cream. The form of the mantel is beautiful as is […]

Faux Tile Outlet Covers

Finishes • Accents • Closeup Faux Tile Outlet Covers This newly renovated kitchen backsplash lacked one thing — an uninterrupted view. The designer called me in to treat all the outlet covers to match up with the existing mosaic tile. As you can see, it was detailed job. Each one had to be aligned and […]

Wallpaper Tear Treatment Repair

Finishes • Closeup My clients had an unusual decorative wall treatment made with torn wallpaper. Usually, I’m in the business of creating wallpaper not being called in for a wallpaper tear treatment repair but I enjoyed the challenge. First I had to figure out what the finish was made with and then how to replicate […]

Close Up of Aging Newly Painted Cabinetry

Finishes • Cabinet Finishes • Close Up Finish   Close Up of Aging Newly Painted Cabinetry Click here to view the completed before and after transformation of a kitchen island and cabinetry.

Aging Newly Painted Cabinetry

Finishes • Cabinet Finishes Aging Newly Painted Cabinetry When my client purchased her new home, the custom cabinets were painted a dark black. This was in direct contrast with the other half of the kitchen and seem incongruous with the white Carrara marble and stainless steel. Aging the custom cabinetry with a brushed-on and rubbed-off […]

Kitchen Island Glazing Close Up

Finishes • Cabinet Finishes • Close Up Finish Kitchen Island Glazing Close Up Click here to view the completed before and after transformation of a kitchen island and a dining room buffet.

Cabinet and Buffet Glazing

Finishes • Cabinet Finishes • Before & After Transformations • Close Up Finish Cabinet and Buffet Glazing  Before: Kitchen Island cabinetry and dining room buffet appeared too high contrast in comparison to the rest of the finishes and room furnishings. The client wanted her kitchen island cabinetry to blend in better with the granite countertop […]

Heirloom Table After Custom Gustavian Finish

Furniture • Before & After Transformation • Close Up Trompe l’Oeil Heirloom Table After Custom Gustavian Finish This piece was in the client’s family for generations. It was acquired after the passing of a parent. The matchbook where the table was discovered at flea market while honeymooning in Paris was inside the drawer. Because of […]

Brushed-on Glazed Kitchen Cabinets

Brushed-on Glazed Kitchen Cabinets Before: Stock kitchen cabinets lack style and coordination with decor. After:  An aged brushed on finish over the kitchen cabinets gives a sophisticated, aged appearance, implying they’ve been there all along and aged gracefully over time. In this case, the clients did a lot of prep work and refinished the existing […]