Transforming Your Environment with Color and Specialty Finishes

On May 19th, 2010, posted in: Miscellaneous by

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Do you want to change your environment but have been procrastinating due to fear? Fear of not knowing where to start? Thinking you need to completely remodel? Want to avoid the cost and inconvenience? Are you uncertain how to pick colors and finishes? Need some help? My forthcoming book “The Painted Vision” will help eliminate […]

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Finishing Fireplace Surrounds

On January 6th, 2010, posted in: Projects by

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Do you have a fireplace surround or mantle that is… well, just there? Is it because you’re not sure what to do with it? Many just leave it because they feel it’s much to costly to replace it, or maybe do not know what options are available. I have written what you can do about […]

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Faux Painted Mosaic Tiles, Aged & Distressed Door and Utilizing Space Effectively

On January 6th, 2010, posted in: Projects by 2 Comments

On one of my projects we are transforming what was a modern home, into a European/Traditional home. Just off the kitchen and next to the dining room is a powder room. Leading into the powder room was a small vestibule with lower and upper cabinets on one side. I wasn’t happy with the location of […]

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To Wallpaper or Not To Wallpaper ?

On December 5th, 2009, posted in: Miscellaneous by

About thirty years ago I learned how to hang residential wallpaper, fabrics and commercial vinyl wall coverings. I understood the value in commercial applications but always struggled with wallpaper in homes because of all the negative aspects that came along with it. Some of the obvious negatives are visible seams, bubbles, peeling, repairing damaged areas, […]

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Painting Your Floors!

On November 30th, 2009, posted in: Projects by 1 Comment

Have you ever considered painting your floors? While this may not be for everyone, it certainly can solve many design challenges. Wood floors that can not withstand another sanding can be painted to get more life out of them. Some may cringe at the thought, but if done well, painted wood floors can look very […]

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Keeping it – Real

On November 20th, 2009, posted in: Uncategorized by 2 Comments

Keeping it real. This has been a popular saying in recent years. To some this is just a casual quote. In my business it’s a necessity. I believe in authentic and honest design. What does this mean? Regardless of the environment I am creating (fantasy or reality) the design and the finishes have to be […]

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Painting Chairs

On November 14th, 2009, posted in: Projects by 1 Comment

Do you have chairs that you’ve grown tired of?  Maybe you like the style but the color or finish is not harmonious with your new decor?  Thinking of getting new?  Before going to that expense, consider transforming what you have. Giving these pieces new life is not as difficult as you might imagine. If the […]

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Painting Your Brick Fireplace

On November 11th, 2009, posted in: Projects by

Do you have a brick fireplace? Did you or someone else paint it white, or some other color? Maybe you just don’t like the color of your bricks? Do you think you are stuck with this finish? Do you think you will have to sandblast the paint off , or use chemical removers? All which […]

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Transforming Your Kitchen (without starting over)

On November 6th, 2009, posted in: Uncategorized by 1 Comment

The cabinets in the above picture are an example of using existing cabinet boxes and configuration. I wanted the cabinets to like pieces of furniture so I designed the wall sections between the cabinets to look like columns. This element changed the existing contemporary design into a European Country design. We changed the doors and […]

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Which Designer is Right for You?

On November 3rd, 2009, posted in: Uncategorized by 3 Comments

Above Color Design and Finish by Dino Fauci Are you familiar with the phrase, “You can’t buy taste?”  A person can have the highest level of education, and or the largest bank account and yet, have “zero” in the “taste’ or “style” department. You know the people I’m referring too. Their sense of style is […]

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