The Agony and the Ecstasy of Painting Furniture - A Pro's How To Guide

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Painting Furniture - A Pro's How To Guide

Often I am asked to paint a piece of furniture for a client. Perhaps the piece has great lines but its finish is outdated. Or it belonged to grandma and so it has sentimental value. I ask clients what the reason is because painting furniture is an involved process and if not done correctly can create a world of headache down the road!

"The Process" Part II- How to Work With a Decorative Artist

"The Process" Part II- How to Work With a Decorative Artist

There are many ways to work with a Decorative Artist, and there are many things we can do to help you solve your design dilemmas; from customizing a treatment inspired by a wallpaper to creating a beautiful and original wall finish that acts as the perfect focal point, or backdrop, to set the rest of the room so that your client has a space completely tailored to their style. I’d say that’s much better than picking wallpaper out of a book that everyone else has.

What Do Cheese, Mont Blanc, and Decorative Painting Have in Common?

What Do Cheese, Mont Blanc, and Decorative Painting Have in Common?

They could all be found in Chamonix this past April! Since 2011, Salon has been something I have wanted to be a part of and for one reason or another I wasn’t able to participate. The stars came into alignment and I was able to travel to Chamonx which is located in the French Alps, at the base of Mont Blanc which the tallest peak in the Alps, and in Europe.

"The Process" Part I - What A Decorative Artist Does

"The Process" Part I - What A Decorative Artist Does

It occurred to me the other day when I was talking with an interior designer I just met that I perhaps I should explain a bit about what exactly we do as “decorative artists” and how one goes about working with us . Its clear as day for me, but when I describe my profession to new people I meet I either get blank stares or confused looks. I think I need to polish my elevator speech! So first and foremost, let me describe to the world what a decorative artist is and what we do.