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What if you Are Tired of Your Mural, but Still Love your Decorative Finish?

Posted on November 16th, by Michael Menn in Interior Design. Comments Off on What if you Are Tired of Your Mural, but Still Love your Decorative Finish?

This month we are featuring a blog from painter Mario Guertin of Painting in Partnership, Inc. Read more on this project where they updated an older wall mural but kept the finish the client loved! 
What if you Are Tired of Your Mural, but Still Love your Decorative Finish?

A client from the North Shore of Chicago recently had a problem with the decorative finishing in her living room. The problem was two-fold: she was tired of her fifteen-year old trompe l’oeil mural, but still loved the strie texture and softly mottled glazed finish on her walls. She was also looking to change the color of the wall from a blueish green to a yellowish green. The main challenges were to make the mural completely disappear, including its painterly texture, and recreate the strie texture in the surrounding walls.

A strie finish is a traditional finish that is generally created by dragging a brush, a comb or steel wool through a glaze, thereby creating a vertical or horizontal pattern (sometime both). In this case, the strie pattern was created not by dragging a comb through a glaze, but the basecoat instead, which made for a very subtle texture. In order to prevent the finish … Read More »

Spring Awakening and Design

Posted on May 19th, by in Bath Suite Projects, Interior Design, Organization. 1 Comment

This month we reached out to a Chicago Interior Designer we enjoy collaborating with as our guest blogger! We think Cadmium Interiors is great at what they do and how they help to compliment our collaborative team. I met Kristin Taghon at a Powerhouse SMART® event which is a networking group for Luxury Design-Build professionals. Read below, Kristin’s thoughts on simplifying, organizing and interior design!

Spring evokes feelings of awakening and renewal, beauty and even simplification. Every spring we speak of Spring Cleaning and removing clutter from our lives. We want to see clearly out our windows at the fresh new foliage, toss open those windows to welcome the new season. When we open our world to others, we want to be proud of our space, which we hope is uncluttered, orderly and beautiful.

Interior Design is often equated to beauty. Ancient Roman Architecture equated beauty to order. We also relate order to efficiency. And efficiency requires simplification.

As an interior designer, my goal is to help our clients to simplify their lives and in turn, produce spatial balance, organization and beauty. This is done by creating balance in color, texture, weight of furniture and architectural elements, as well as guaranteeing the client has enough storage, lighting, electrical … Read More »