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Fruitvale residence
Fruitvale residence
aesthetic enhancement
  I chose the moody gray-blue, Tempe Star as the deeper color for accenting the chimney box. The lighter more uplifting blue that covers all the living room walls is Raindrop. Both colors are from Sherwin Williams.
 The matte charcoal gray that I painted the living room sconces have more presence with their new ceramic candle tubes and silk thread wrapped bulbs.
 This is the before picture of the sconces before I painted and refurbished them.
 There are 15 panels in the ceiling. Each is a unique hand-made variation of the repeating paper forms.
  The earthy gray green walls I chose for the dining room, Herbal Wash from Sherwin Williams, combines well with the refinished window trim. This room gets tons of sunlight through a massive picture window that faces West so it needed cooling down color-wise. The textured and pearlized quality of the paper I used for the ceiling draws the light into the room in sparkling hits.
 There is a great need to change the ceiling fixture in the dining room!
  I painted one wall in the dining room with a watery undulating technique. Sconces have yet to be found!
 This is a built in cabinet in the tiny tea room adjacent to the dining room. The mahogany had been bleached out by the sun. I hired a master carpenter to refinish all the woodwork and trim in the house. I padded out the back of the cabinet with a subtle but unusual silk blend fabric with an undulating texture woven into it, giving a nod to the watery waving brush strokes from the dining room.
 The padded backing for the cabinet allows the mahogany trim to stand out without appearing too heavy. It also provides a beautiful background for the treasured objects within to really shine.
 The tea room could handle a strong warm color because of it's smaller dimensions. This Sherwin Williams color is called "Sunrise".
 We removed the heavy old wrought iron stair railing to open up the living room. All the trim work in this photo is refinished with a clear matte water-based finish.
  I combined rustic wood frames with silver painted wood frames and mixed in a few embellished frames for the special pictures photos.  .
Fruitvale residence
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Fruitvale residence

I've solved a variety of aesthetic problems for a private home owner using simple materials, color theory and craftsmanship. I updated the wrot i Read More
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