Stenciled Archway

Finishes: Using surfaces not considered for decorative painting, like this stenciled archway, can add design interest to a room. The custom-made stencil used reflects on the architectural design used in the side window panels on either side of the front door.       << Go back to the Finishes Page.

Venetian Metallic Colorwashing

Decorative Finish: This multi-layered, metallic colorwashing creates a romantic, aged finish with a contemporary edge — perfect for harkening to a Venetian style.     This is what the bedroom looked like before three layers of different colored colorwashes were applied over the original base coat color. An illusion of a ceiling panel insert was […]

Whitewashed Kitchen Cabinets

Finishes: Cabinet Finishes • Before & After Transformation • Close up Whitewashed kitchen cabinets can dramatically change the look of a dark kitchen to a light, welcoming and visually larger space.     This is what the kitchen looked like before with dark cabinets. The colorwash treatment was applied in layers to allow some wood […]

Faux Padded Harlequin

Faux Finish • Contemporary & Modern: Faux Padded Harlequin in a gold metallic is a faux finish that visually appears to have dimension. This design was also used in an entry with a yellow beeswax color. Here’s a Detail view: << Go back to the Finishes Page.

Tent Cabana

Faux Painted and Decorative Finishes: This trompe l’oeil tent cabana adds interest to a small space and recalls the charming days of colorful striped, beach cabanas.   Another view with spongeing below the chair rail and added seashell decorations for effect. << Go back to the Finishes Page.

Faux Tile

Faux Finish: Faux Tile is a hand-painted faux finish that tricks the eye into thinking it is actual tile. Perfect for a kitchen backsplash. Detail with Metallic finish on walls. << Go back to the Finishes Page.

Faux Stone Corbels

Faux Finish: Faux Stone Corbels were painted with a faux finish in this model home to match and complement the actual stone tile used over the range. Before the treatment was applied – plain white plaster supports. Detail of the Faux Stone faux finish: << Go back to the Finishes Page.

Faux Bois

Finishes: Close Up Faux Bois Switchplate Matches Real Wood — an Important Detail. This helps to make an otherwise unslightly functional element blend in as part of the overall decorative vision without distraction. Click here to see the entire model home project. << Go back to the Close Up Finish Page.

Faux Sandstone Mantel

Faux Finish: This Faux Sandstone mantel is painted over a plain white painted plaster mantel to help blend in and complement the warmth of the decor. Detail of the Faux Sandstone Sample used for the mantel above. << Go back to the Finishes Page.