Houston’s Premiere Decorative Painting and Plaster Company

Anything But Plain has amassed a repertoire of stunning, award-winning finishes ranging from dimensional layering of artisan textures and hand-painted murals, to extraordinary cabinet and furniture finishes. 

Janie Ellis launched the business in 1989 with a creative approach to decorative painting. Janie, an interior designer at the time, saw an opportunity to create beautiful unique finishes that could not be created by painters or ordered from a wallpaper manufacturer. Beautiful hand-crafted results can only be achieved by artists.  A wealth of education plus 25 years of experience has positioned Anything But Plain as a forerunner in their industry, consistently garnering many awards and earning a reputation for excellence. 

Of all the accolades, we are most proud of is the continuing satisfaction of our clients. That satisfaction is brought about by our unique ability to create fabulous results within budget and on time. Peter Kim, works hand-in-hand with leading Interior Designers, Architects, and Builders to ensure the end result is a perfect reflection of their vision and the client’s dream.

Peter Kim

Principal / Owner

December of 2016, Peter transitioned into ownership of Anything But Plain. He has a proven track record and over 15 years of experience driving sales growth. Prior to joining Anything But Plain, Peter was in the oil and gas industry.  Peter is a graduate of the University of Texas (BBA), the University of Houston (JD) and a member of the State Bar of Texas. He is an avid fan of the arts, museum nerd and a world traveler. He is dedicated to making each project run smoothly from start to beautiful finish. 



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