Thought you might like to see what I have been up to. I just finished a project for a client's new home....
This was the dining room before the project began...
They wanted a masculine look and were drawn to a Ralph Lauren style of decorating. Crocodile to the rescue! I created large panels of crocodile on each wall to give the room some weight and counterbalance the large cast stone columns.
The clients felt the existing columns looked unfinished and needed some magic as well..
To give a more "finished" look , I troweled the columns with venetian plaster and painted the bases and capitals a contrasting color .
Now the banister, steps and wooden floors came together with that simple touch!
To offset the heavy panels and draw the eye upward, I painted a simple, light design in crest fashion of crossed branches, oak leaves and acorns over each panel.
Done in a provence style, the "crests" give the room added height and interest on each wall.
When guests walk into the home, they know immediately the lifestyle of the owners. Make sure you have architectural elements in your home and balance them with personal style!