Fireplaces, Moldings, Medallions, and More

Fireplace Makeovers Add Extra Warmth

Before: This brick fireplace needed an update and some character.

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After: The brick was covered in sheetrock which received a glazed, lime plaster finish. The mantel, from a Shanghai palace ca. 1890 or so, received a fresh finish with bronze highlights on its details and lighting in its carved openings. The Imperial Brown granite hearth finished the project.

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Before: A standard builders' grade fireplace did nothing to enhance this Bridgewater, NJ family room.

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After: After a faux cherry finish with gold details, this fireplace is now the focal point of the room.

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Custom Built Fireplaces: Fabulous!

Before: A Doylestown, PA family room fireplace is way too small for the space it occupies.

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After: The new, custom built mantel with shadowbox is perfect for this space. A pearlescent glow in the fireplace finish adds depth, while the metallic background in the shadowbox lends an edge to decor which is more clean-lined in nature.

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This mantel was built around a pre-existing surround. A faux ebony finsh with plenty of gold accents were just what these homeowners wanted.

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Moldings Make the Room

Before and After: New, larger moldings with a faux ebony finish give these doorways a sense of importance. The size upgrade now puts them in scale with the high ceilings of the space.

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Crowns, soffit, and side panel moldings set the tone for this Short Hills kitchen.

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Detailed moldings with a faux stone and gold finish give the moldings in this Martinsville, NJ home the old world elegance they needed.


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Medallions: Jewelry for Your Ceiling

All of these medallions were finished and then installed, for the perfect designer touch to their respective ceilings.


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