Interiors

Winter 2011 LUXE cover of Greystone Mansion

Winter 2011 LUXE cover of Greystone Mansion

LUXE design house 2011

LUXE design house 2011

Luxe magazines designer showcase house at the historic Greystone Mansion. This is a room by designer Michelle Nussbaumer from Dallas. I originally painted the room white after a phone conversation with Michelle's assistant in Dallas. Once the crew showed up and set the room up and the designer saw it she decided to change the color to this very lively and natural green.

LUXE design house 2011

LUXE design house 2011

Luxe magazines designer showcase house at the historic Greystone Mansion. This is a room by designer Suzanne Rheinstein. This was a quick and easy room. I never met the designer, only the assistants.

LUXE design house 2011

LUXE design house 2011

Luxe magazines designer showcase house at the historic Greystone Mansion. This is a room by designer Kendall Wlikinson from San Francisco. . Kendall and her whole team were all very easy to work with and this infinity wall was a big a hit at the show.

Metallic finish

Metallic finish

I painted this metallic wall for an artist in downtown LA. I started with a black base coat. I then used a bronze and then a silver glaze. This was a very tall and long wall without any breaks and it is most difficult to achieve this look without major overlap marks.

Metallic finish

Metallic finish

I painted this metallic wall for an artist in downtown LA. I started with a black base coat. I then used a bronze and then a silver glaze. This was a very tall and long wall without any breaks and it is most difficult to achieve this look without major overlap marks.

Pgs. 220/221

Pgs. 220/221

Andrew Virtue Design

Andrew Virtue Design

This was the first paint job I ever did for Andrew. It was a small room and didn't take long. At the time I had no idea it would end up in California Interiors

Andrew Virtue

Andrew Virtue

Another room in the same house. I have since worked with Andrew on many projects and it is always creatively challenging and rewarding. He is a real artist and is always willing to allow me to experiment and try whatever it takes to achieve his design goals.

March 2009

March 2009

Veranda Design House

Veranda Design House

Andrew drew his inspiration from Nancy Lancaster’s yellow room and created his own writing room ( on a smaller scale) at the Greystone Estate show house. Andrew wanted it to seem as if someone had been smoking in the room for 60 years. This deep vibrant yellow was dragged with a wood graining tool and then glazed over with an aging technique to achieve the look he was after.

Greystone Mansion

Greystone Mansion

Ann Getty

Ann Getty

While I was painting Andrews room at the mansion Ann Gettys' people called the project manager and asked her to get someone to paint the hall before Ann even got to town. I was in the right place at the right time to do the work. I never actually met Ann Getty.

Pasadena Showcase House 1999

Pasadena Showcase House 1999

Andrew Virtue Design

Andrew Virtue Design

Another Andrew Virtue room. We essentially restored the paint in this room and added aged touches. For instance I used grease pencils to draw wood knots that looked to be bleeding through the paint. Very subtle but over the whole room those faux knots really added the element of history that Andrew was trying to bring to the room.

Kitchen nook

Kitchen nook

This heavy dragged technique was big in the nineties.

Living Room

Living Room

I used an oil glaze and cheesecloth over a yellow base coat to create this elegant look in a Malibu living room.

Bathroom

Bathroom

This tiny bathroom needed something different. I hand painted the bricks and left a sharpie for guest to sign bricks. I also cut bricks in half and mounted to wall to use as toilet paper holder and towel rack.

Faux stone and metal

Faux stone and metal

This unit is installed as white plaster. The owner wanted a natural stone like finish. And the metal decorative piece matches the decorative metal in the tile backsplash.

Stipes

Stipes

5" vertical stripes in different shades of blue give this accent wall character.

Harlequin

Harlequin

This pattern was created using three different colors. I also made the sign to match the tags the boutique used on its merchandise.

Store window

Store window

I painted this canvas with stripes and silver trim for store window in Santa Monica.

Skim Stone floor

Skim Stone floor

I created this look for a furniture store. Its called skim stone and it looks and works much like venetian plaster.

Venetian plaster bath

Venetian plaster bath

This plaster has been polished to a marble like finish.

Venetian plaster bath

Venetian plaster bath

This plaster has been polished and rubbed to create a semi-gloss finish.