This week was fun, with lots to do.
Let me offer a peek into an on-going project that just gets more interesting each time I visit.
The owner confidently mixes the clean lines of contemporary decor with classic European style
...and a dash of theater.
The main walls in the loft are painted dove grey and boast an eclectic collection of art.
However, in the spacious master suite, the mood changes.
Here the colors are warmer and muted.
My job was to wash the walls with layers of sienna, dusty purple and olive.
The headboard is an old iron garden gate. Isn't it lovely?
Now why can't I find something like this when I go antique hunting?
Because the crisp white trim was too fresh for the vintage look the owner wanted to create,
I painted them to look chipped and distressed..
Snippets of gold leaf were added for fun....and they sparkle in the evening.
I love these windows!
To further add to the illusion of age, I added stone-texture to the front wall
and painted crevasses and crumbling stone.
With the bed-sit completed, it was time to work one the master bath,
again, mixing old with new.
First, the walls were painted to resemble tea-stained wallpaper,
and then the cabinets were distressed with a variety of textures.
The hallway joining these two dramatic spaces needed its own identity.
Limestone blocks were painted on the walls and the doors were aged to blend with the other rooms.
Because I like to add an element of surprise into each design,
I decided to make plaques for each of the four doors using antique numbers,
prompting one to wonder, perhaps, what lies beyond.
And what could be nicer -- this cozy retreat was completed in time for a
Happy Valentine's Day