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Glazes & Custom Paint

Glazes: By itself or over another application, glaze adds depth, character and richness to any surface. A single layer of glaze is also my most popular and budget-friendly method for dressing up a room.

 

Custom Paint Applications: mWhen we think of paint, we often think of one solid color, but from stripes to layering different hues in the same color family, custom paint finishes take on a whole new quality.

Old Hollywood Glamour

The depth of the finish in this formal sitting room is enhanced by a gold, strie glaze over a solid gold damask pattern.

Gold Strie-Glaze

This bathroom features a sheer, strie glaze to compliment both the patterned marble and the adjacent sitting room finish.

Country Americana

I loosely applied glaze over a stencil and allowed the delicate lace pattern to fade in and out. The designed look compliments the comfortable and elegant country bedroom.

The Color-Shy Fix

For clients with a sensitive eye to color, this glaze adds character and depth with a neutral raw umber glaze in a modern home’s dining room.

The Color-Shy Fix

For clients with a sensitive eye to color, this glaze adds character and depth with a neutral raw umber glaze in a modern home’s kitchen.

“Weathered” French Provence

This formerly plain, blond-wood media cabinet received a streaked glaze finish, reminding my clients of the weathered colors of Provence, France where they used to live.

Fun Faux-Glazed Rust

To add to the feeling of a weathered finish, I applied a rust-colored glaze to simulate metal stains.

Beach-Aged Backyard

This exterior fireplace was glazed to give this California beach-house patio character and the sense of time-worn depth.

The Color-Shy Fix

A quiet, single-layer glaze adds a delicate veil of Sicilian Sienna to this dining room.

The Ultimate Neutral

In this version of "The Color Shy Fix," a quiet, single-layer glaze adds a delicate veil of raw umber to a master bathroom. The finish adds movement and depth while remaining the ultimately neutral color. 

Garden Bathroom

This green house inspired bathroom is painted with a terra cotta glaze using a faux suede technique.

Ottoman Oasis

The background glaze on this dramatic accent wall is achieved with a base-coat of ice blue and a ragged glaze in metallic pearl.

Metallic Chic

This wall went from drab to chic with this mottled, metallic paint and glaze finish.

Rock On

Have some reproduction petroglyphs to feature? This accent wall recreates the feel of a cliff face for the perfect backdrop.

Gold Coast

Stripes are a classic design. In this dining room, the differing sheens of the matte ivory and metallic gold paints off-set each other to elegant effect.

Full of Stars

Paint can be so much more than a flat color. In this boy’s room, I layered two different colors of blue paint. Mica flakes provide the final starring touch.

Glazes: By itself or over another application, glaze adds depth, character and richness to any surface. A single layer of glaze is also my most popular and budget-friendly method for dressing up a room.

 

Custom Paint Applications: When we think of paint, we often think of one solid color, but from stripes to layering different hues in the same color family, paint takes on a whole new quality.

 

Watch the slideshow, or click on one of the still photos below to see a larger image.

Old Hollywood Glamour

The depth of the finish in this formal sitting room is enhanced by a gold, strie glaze over a solid gold damask pattern.

Gold Strie-Glaze

This bathroom features a sheer, strie glaze to compliment both the patterned marble and the adjacent sitting room finish.

Country Americana

I loosely applied glaze over a stencil and allowed the delicate lace pattern to fade in and out. The designed look compliments the comfortable and elegant country bedroom.

The Color-Shy Fix

For clients with a sensitive eye to color, this glaze adds character and depth with a neutral raw umber glaze in a modern home’s dining room.

The Color-Shy Fix

For clients with a sensitive eye to color, this glaze adds character and depth with a neutral raw umber glaze in a modern home’s kitchen.

“Weathered” French Provence

This formerly plain, blond-wood media cabinet received a streaked glaze finish, reminding my clients of the weathered colors of Provence, France where they used to live.

Fun Faux-Glazed Rust

To add to the feeling of a weathered finish, I applied a rust-colored glaze to simulate metal stains.

Beach-Aged Backyard

This exterior fireplace was glazed to give this California beach-house patio character and the sense of time-worn depth.

The Color-Shy Fix

A quiet, single-layer glaze adds a delicate veil of Sicilian Sienna to this dining room.

The Ultimate Neutral

In this version of "The Color Shy Fix," a quiet, single-layer glaze adds a delicate veil of raw umber to a master bathroom. The finish adds movement and depth while remaining the ultimately neutral color. 

Garden Bathroom

This green house inspired bathroom is painted with a terra cotta glaze using a faux suede technique.

Ottoman Oasis

The background glaze on this dramatic accent wall is achieved with a base-coat of ice blue and a ragged glaze in metallic pearl.

Metallic Chic

This wall went from drab to chic with this mottled, metallic paint and glaze finish.

Rock On

Have some reproduction petroglyphs to feature? This accent wall recreates the feel of a cliff face for the perfect backdrop.

Gold Coast

Stripes are a classic design. In this dining room, the differing sheens of the matte ivory and metallic gold paints off-set each other to elegant effect.

Full of Stars

Paint can be so much more than a flat color. In this boy’s room, I layered two different colors of blue paint. Mica flakes provide the final starring touch.

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