Ceilings, the Fifth Wall
Custom design, decorative plasters, gold leaf and amazing artistry all come together exquisitely in this Mendham, NJ living room. This hand crafted ceiling application is applied to canvas and then installed. Photo courtesy of Galina Peterson.
Princeton, NJ: A foyer is elevated with a gold leaf application on its ceiling, as well as gilding of the surrounding crown moldings. The space now awaits installation of a decorative medallion and chandelier. Photo courtesy of Galina Peterson.
Basking Ridge, NJ and Hillsborough, NJ: These pearlescent ceiling treatments add interest and movement, without being overbearing and detracting from the space. The medallions, previously a mere footnote to the lighting, now look as if they belong.
Readington, NJ: A soft gold finish adds subtle elegance to this muted space. Hand painted details faintly grace the corners of the ceiling.
Delicious Dining Rooms
Readington, NJ: The deep eggplant Lusterstone plaster ceiling draws the eye upward in this Whitehouse Station dining room. The pearlescent glazed stripes add a depth not found with commercial wallpapers. This home was featured in a 2008 issue of NJ House & Home magazine.
Before: White paint does nothing to distinguish the features in this Basking Ridge, NJ dining room.
After: Pearlescent texture on the walls, and a shimmery glaze on the ceiling help make this room rich. A faux walnut treatment on the moldings and accents on the medallion provide the finishing touches. This home was featured in a 2006 issue of NJ House & Home magazine.
This Branchburg, NJ dining room has a deco edge with metallic navy finish below the chair rail and a textured, pearlescent strie' above.
Bold and Beautiful Palettes
Short Hills, NJ: The new, faux ebony finished moldings around the doors and skylight help bring this foyer into scale. The new tile and pumpkin colored Venetian plaster walls join in making a dramatic statement in this space.
Chester, NJ: A textured finish in rich cocoa brown adds bold warmth and drama to this well lit eating area.
Before and After: An eating area is transformed. The cinnabar lamp and Blue Louise granite in the adjoining kitchen inspired the color palette in this room. Decorative details include glazed crown moldings, a pearlescent terra cotta glazed ceiling, and light blue Venetian plaster walls. New fabrics add the finishing touches.
Walls with Character
Metallic accents, shimmered plasters, even Swarovski crystals . . . Step outside the ordinary and transcend the theatrics of "Home Design" television; look beyond mass-produced wallpaper. When your space demands something special, consider a custom, hand-applied decorative finish for your walls.
The rich background finish and airy floral pattern, all of pearlescent, decorative plasters, lends depth and richness to this Princeton, NJ master bedroom suite. Photo provided courtesy of Galina Peterson.
The 10' high walls in this Bridgewater, NJ powder room are treated with a Lusterstone plaster. The stenciled, faux stone molding runs along the wall as wel as the ceiling to add greater dimension to the space.
The finish in a Bernards Township sunroom started with a slightly grainy plaster, which is over-glazed and sanded back. This reveals shimmering quartz crystals, for the illusion of real stone.
Readington, NJ: An all-over stencil pattern, executed in pearlescent glazes and metallics, lends a wallpaper feel to this Stanton Ridge dining room.
Whitehouse Station, NJ, Before: The walls of this Readington Township foyer needed something to command attention.
After: Custom designed, hand-crafted wallcoverings and picture panel moldings give this space the unique yet traditional flair the homeowner was seeking. This project graced the cover of a 2008 issue of NJ House & Home Magazine.