She Said the F-Word!

Get the soap out, she said the "F" word! Okay, so the dreaded "F" word may not be what you think! We're talking about Faux... The "F" word that has wreaked havoc on our industry - it brings to mind the 90's do-it-yourself spongers, glazers, and heavy textures! These finishes were made popular by DIY TV programs and carried out by the the masses to their detriment. Most of the time the end result was not a lovely finish but an art project gone bad, and called "old world" or "tuscan", tarnishing the the word "faux" as a whole.  

Today, if you were to ask your client if they wanted a faux finish, you would never sell it, because it has such a negative connotation in the industry and the name itself sounds dated. The truth of the matter is, that there are so many more opportunities with faux finishing (decorative, specialty and artistic finishes) than you could ever imagine!

Here at Anything But Plain, we are artists.  We develop unique techniques and processes that create one-of-a-kind finishes for designers who want to stand apart from the rest.  We pour our heart and soul into our work and take great pride in what we do. In today's design world, we are asked to create many clean-modern finishes, utilizing our custom, hand-mixed products and metallics. We also create a soft ambience with elegant European plasters and hand painted details. The truth of the matter is, after 26 years in the business, there isn't much we CAN'T do... We love creating something special and helping the designer cultivate a warm and inviting home for her clients to enjoy for years to come.

Take a look at some of our newest one of a kind "decorative" finishes.

It's Award Season!

And We Won!

Award season is upon us! You may be thinking Emmys, Oscars and Golden Globes but we're talking about the ASID Ruby Awards.  This past Saturday night were delighted to accept an ASID Ruby Award Win for Industry Partner Best Wall Treatment and an Industry Partner Honorable Mention for Best Design Implementation. Both of these awards were projects of Slovack-Bass Design. We are so grateful to work with such talented and innovative designers.

We weren’t the only ones recognized for hard work and inspired design. Slovack-Bass Design, Marie Flanigan Interiors, Jane-Page Design Group, and Pamela Hope Designs were also big winners. Best of all...Some of the spaces they won or received honorable mentions for had our finishes on the walls and ceilings! How cool is that?!

We are so grateful to these designers that give us an opportunity to create unique finishes in these beautiful homes. It’s always a pleasure to work with a pro!

Here are a few photos from our winning designs: 


We also want to congratulate Marie Flanigan and her design team on their honorable mention for 2015 JOHN STAUB AWARDS. 

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