Architectural Enhancements

Design finds its genesis in inspiration and Tim consistently brings his client’s inspiration to fruition.     In the picture above, clients found inspiration in the ad of a famous, high-end retail boutique.   They were inspired by the color and grandeur of the ad.    Tim was able to capture the purity of color in a very specific shade of “Green Apple” and applied an overglaze to the doors and accent glazes to the recessed portions of the doors to reveal the splendor of the architectural details of these custom, solid, mahogany doors. 

The darker glaze tones applied to these doors naturally enhance the beauty of this stately entrance.  In this close-up, it is easy to see how the glaze truly brings a majestic, regal aura to an otherwise flat painted or stained doorway. The myriad of finishes that Tim can do is a creative and reasonable way to provide a custom enhancement to any home.  Painted finishes, such as these, have a greater longevity than a stained door.  It is a great finish for wood, steel or fiberglass doors.   


Range Hoods

A stonewashed glaze finish was applied to the range hood above, giving it a natural stone look. Alongside a clearcoat finish, the surface is very durable.  It gives new life to the existing range hood and will provide years of beauty to the kitchen. This is an outstanding and economical way to rejuvenate an existing range hood or a wonderful way to customize and achieve longer lasting beauty of a new range hood. 

By creating greater contrast, the applied glaze greatly enhanced the decorative acanthus detail as seen in this picture.

The use of glaze on the crown and upper hood results in an impressive look of stone blocks. It is a superb way of integrating the colors and texture of the range hood into the design of the kitchen.  



Columns are a great way to add graceful elegance in the right setting.  However, the desired look often requires enrichment to give the column a customized and natural appearance.   In this picture, texture was added to the column and then various techniques were applied to create a sense of timeless charm.

Silver jade metallic paint was used and then an oxidizing patina was applied to create these magnificent columns.  They have a high sheen reminiscent of a naturally aged metal.  Prior to this finish, these columns were a plain, white, fiberglass composite.  

Using varied subtle layers of paint, ground natural pigment and clearcoat, Tim can create the illusion of raw limestone columns from a fiberglass composite.  This same technique can be applied to a multitude of materials.   In this picture, the square base is actual limestone and the fiberglass columns were finished to match the base.  



In addition to the techniques discussed above, subtle accent veining was applied to this concrete fireplace surround to produce a natural stone look with slight fissures. 

Detail view of veining; subtle shading that creates depth and the illusion of age.

Before picture of original fireplace surround.

Using the original base color of the fireplace, gilding was applied to the fluting, rosettes and crown accents.   Then an acrylic overglaze was applied to this two-story fireplace to achieve this imperial, majestic focal point.  

Before photo of original two-story fireplace.



Refinishing cabinetry can be a very cost-effective alternative for updating the look of a room.   In this bathroom, new unfinished upper cabinets were installed in this bathroom to give a more updated appearance.   The existing lower cabinets and new upper cabinets were finished with a sophisticated glaze which is a great way to create an impressive and eloquent look. 

The picture to the right illustrates how glazing provides a distinctly different and intriguing look as compared to straight paint.  


Woodworking and Moldings

Tim provided this economical remedy.  As seen in the picture to the right, the original white painted casement detracted from the rich stained wood shutters.   Rather than replacing the entire window frame, the color and movement was matched to the natural wood by applying a faux grain finish to the window and trim. 

Before photo of original white casement.

In this new construction, these beams were physically distressed to look like reclaimed lumber.   A stain and an accent glaze were applied to simulate aged and weathered timbers.  The ceiling panels were finished in an old-world technique with natural pigment glazes to blend seamlessly into the primitive setting. 

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