Designer Wall Finishes


“Perfection has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away”
                                                                                       – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Faux Finishes should be used a backdrop; it should relate to other pieces in the room, and yet not take take center stage. Subtle variation actually helps stark spaces appear larger. Finishes can be used to marry and balance existing prints and textures found in fabrics, artwork & decor. However, isolated spaces such as niches and powder bathrooms are a great opportunity to add a splash of interest and color!

What is popular at the moment?
Subtle textures, crisp colors, and a touch of metallic and/or sheen!




Artist- Valarie Billings
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Weathered Terra Cotta

Inspiration can be found in
unexpected places, in this
case an old clay pot!

warm worn walls allows
the more neutral pieces to
"Pop".

Design tip: finishes with alot of
visual interest should be used
sparingly
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Hand Troweled Luxury

These hand troweled walls and
coordinating ceiling add subtle shimmer to this dramatic powder bath.


Design tip: oversized mirrors add drama,
reflect light and visually double your square
footage
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Harlequin Gem

Washes of gold and taupe, adorned with embedded glass
jewels for a little sparkle!



Design tip: this finish also looks great in
a powder bathroom
Country Squire

Rustic and yet elegant, this
powder bath has just the right
balance of texture and
sparkle!


Design tip: painting your ceiling in the
same color family as your walls gives
the illusion of height
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Tea Stained Walls

Tea stained walls create a
warm inviting space. Delacate
scrollwork crowns the book
shelves.



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Medieval Tuscany

Aged Bronze Dome with
iron nail heads



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Peachy Glow

These hand troweled walls
are dressed in a crisp peach
glow



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Crumbling Stucco

Teastained walls look as
if they were built on top,
revealing crumbling stucco
walls.


Design tip: finishes with alot of
visual interest should be used
sparingly


Bordeaux

A punch of color, a great alternative to the common
"red dining room". 



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Gold & Bronze

Traditional space with monochromatic scheme.



Design tip: coordinate by echoing the color and sheen, but keep things interesting by not repeating the same finish in every place.



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Gold & Bronze

Golden Glazed walls and dramatic ceiling with subtle scroll pattern.




Design tip: you can mix three different finishes in one space as long as one is the star, and the others play supporting roles



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Lusty Red Walls

Red walls stir up a little passion in this glamorous guest bathroom.







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Updated Cottage

Updated Cottage  with eclectic touches. This finish could also be used in a contemporary space.




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