A hand painted ceiling mural for a dining room in Alamo, CA.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Murals of SF Giants- themed jerseys were painted on art cambric (paper thin canvas) then applied to the walls with adhesive wax. The wax is rolled on hot, onto the backside of the canvas. By using the wax, the murals can be re-positioned or removed with ease. we hand painted the stripes in the boys bedrooms, and in the kids media room....FUN! Please click pictures to enlarge!
Friday, April 8, 2011
This is a one of a kind treatment that I created for some very special clients. Flaked mica is a raw mineral that, in a rock form, has a "flaky" and shale like quality...it also has a reflective, irredecent quality to it. I purchased the mica already "flaked" paper thin from a supplier of raw craft materials. Hundreds of peices of the semi-transparent, irredecent flaked mica is applied to the chimney, layering each piece on one another in layers. Each peice of 1"- 4" mica is applied with clear adhesive by hand. A transparent coat of special gell is troweled on over the finish to fill in any gaps and to even out the surface. The end result is an artful, glamorous and truly unique focal point in this living room! ..."what is that?" immediately people are drawn to it's seductive glass like shimmer wanting to touch it...
The fireplace surround is finished with a simple metalic paint and amber color glaze.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
My clients wanted a unique treatment to thier custom built wood hood....however, they did not want a "painted" look. Instead they wanted it to resemble their fireplace, a concrete/limestone cast structure that had a soft stone color.
I applied a sandy textured venetian plaster to all the flat surfaces of the hood, then by pushing the same plaster through an stencil design, I was able to give an illusion of carved stone.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Here are two bathroom finishes I created. The silver finish is simply so fun with all that crinkled texture you are tempted to touch... please click the picture to enlarge. and the other is a soothing palette of mocha and gold, the modern stencil motif is a fun, contemporary touch. Both ceilings are painted with metalic and pearl paints. Artist: Adrienne Stormer Designer: Susan Dargas, Culbertson Durst Interiors-Danville, CA Location: Pleasanton, CA.
This project was finished in Alamo, CA.. A somewhat ordinary entry that is now transformed into an elegant space. This entry flows directly into the formal living room, hence a special treatment was called upon. This finish is layered metallic plaster with embedded gold and copper foils. A design is stenciled on the ceiling using a Modello, and filled with porcelain crackle material in rich dark tones. the crown is painted with antique gold bronzing powders. please click on the image to enlarge.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
This fun room was decorated for a 19 year old fashionista who loves Chanel. I finished the walls in a silver metalic "tweed" faux. Then I stenciled the Chanel logo on the window seat drawer fronts. I painted the ceiling in a high gloss black to match the Chanel inspired patent headboard fabric.
Artist: Adrienne Stormer
Interior Designer: Susan Dargas, Culbertson Durst Interiors Location: Blackhawk, CA
Thursday, April 22, 2010
This finish was applied in a huge master bedroom in the Ruby Hill development. The clients, the designer, and I came up with this concept of a softly textured faux, with a grand "morrocan chain" motif stenciled vertically every 40" or so apart. The stenciled motif is applied in a soft, almost crackled way with layers of metallics. The result is a wall finish that is both modern, soft, and best of all unique.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
For this project we applied a "chiped paint" finish, and glaze, to a custom built kitchen island. The island is made of sturdy alder wood. Hand applied, 9 layers of stain, distressed paint and varnish make this finish unique to the alternative "factory" finishes. The olive color and aged finish, give a warm contrast to the white cabinetry in this newly remodeled kitchen. Please click image to enlarge.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
American Clay..... We decided to try it out last month in a bedroom. Besides the natural organic beauty this plaster gives your walls, we really like the fact that this stuff has absoloutly NO waste, chemical additives, acrylic or petroleum additives, no off-gas smell and NO VOC's. I love the way it neutralizes the air in the room. Next weekend, we are off to our friends at Terrasante, near Santa Rosa, to be trained in using the American Clay plasters. We can't wait to offer our clients a 100% green product!
Monday, August 11, 2008
alas, another mural. This year has been full of mural jobs! This one was painted for a 4 year old boy who had a race car bed. This was a two day job. I was able to produce this mural within the clients budget, and exceeded their expectations as well! I had a blast creating the surreal dessert landscape and the "baja bugs" racing in the background.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
This project is going to be a fun mural on the ceiling of a home theatre . The ceiling measures approximately 20'x 12'. I will be painting what is going to look like intersecting wood tone beams on a red leather surface. Here is a picture of the room as we are setting up.