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Contemporary Design & Decorative Finishes

As our portfolio reflects a strong Tuscan element- from our work in the US, John & I felt it was necessary to send you examples of current contemporary design that utilize decorative finishes in the space.  Have a look & we hope it inspires you!


The following images come from current 2010 issues of North American and European design magazines (Architectural Digest, Interior Design, Azure, Dwell, Voque Living, El Mueble, Maison Francaise, just to name a few)

Plaster walls and ceiling -   Giorgio Armani Design

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Color wash glaze on headboard wall

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Venetain Plaster fireplace -graphite and metalics

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Tea-chest treatment on the walls -   Kelly Wearstler Design

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Venetain Plaster on walls 

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Venetain Plaster walls - graphite and concrete look

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Venetain Plaster on walls (with wax top coat)

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American Clay Plaster - concrete look

In the picture it is real concrete on the walls, however we can achieve this same look (no mess/ no forms required)

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Venetain Plaster or American Clay or Glazing on walls 

The above noted finishes can all achieve this type of look.  There is a tactile surface quality & cost factor that separates the different techniques (glazing being the most cost effective).  Click here for Venetian Plaster or  American Clay or  Glazes samples

 

 

 

American Clay Plaster - soft sand texture with some "salt & pepper" effect in the look

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Venetain Plaster on columns & soft parchment glaze on walls

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Multi color glaze technique in display niches

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Plaster on walls   

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Plaster on walls  -  

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Another alternative is glazing- which is more cost effective, but lacks the depth & surface quality of plasters.


 

Gilding or Metallic Leaf on ceiling

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Inspiration wall !!!  Get a similar aged/textural look using several colors of plaster!

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Color wash glaze technique on walls (soft & atmospheric)

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Color wash glaze or plaster on walls (soft & atmospheric)

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American Clay Plaster - soft sand texture with some trowel movement

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Inspiration wall !!!  Get a similar aged metal look using glazes or plaster!

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Linen look using glazing technique on stair wall

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Glaze technique (vertical stria) on TV feature wall

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American Clay Plaster - soft sand texture

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Venetain Plaster or American Clay or Glazing on walls 

The above noted finishes can all achieve this type of concrete look.  There is a tactile surface quality & cost factor that separates the different techniques (plasters looking most authentic & glazing being the most cost effective).  Click here for Venetian Plaster or American Clay or  Glazes samples

 

 

 

Hand painted birch trees on sliding screens 

When it comes to illustration - we can create originals or do reproductions. 

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Venetain Plaster on walls (with wax top coat)

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American Clay Plaster - soft pocketed movement (African influence)

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Parchement glaze technique on  wall

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Tea-chest treatment on the walls & heavy glaze striae  on ceiing-   Kelly Wearstler Design

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Color wash glaze or plaster on walls (soft & atmospheric)

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Chinoisery illustration on walls 

When it comes to illustration - we can create originals or do reproductions. 

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Gilding or Metallic Leaf on ceiling

Whether it be contemporary or classical design, gilding is an elegant way to make a statement in any room.

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Glaze or plaster on walls (rustic & atmospheric)

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Chinoisery illustration on walls, antiquing glaze on wood trim & color wash on ceiling

When it comes to illustration - we can create originals or do reproductions. 

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Multiple glaze & plaster techniques on wall & wood work  (art wall)

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Color wash glaze or plaster on walls (atmospheric with antiquing)

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