Take a look at our before and afters of this fabulous remodel.Read More
Pumpkin Spice season is here! Come celebrate fall with some of our finest fall finishes.Read More
Get Registered to vote!! Vote as you please but Please Vote!Read More
You don't want to miss this once a year sale!Read More
Get a bag and help your school raise money!Read More
Wear something funny to raise some money!Read More
Meet our Leader of the Dream Team ... AudreyRead More
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Every year on this day, we scavenge through our closets, looking for the perfect shade of emerald green to wear...Read More
Check out our latest project's before and after photos. We are loving the transition from Tuscan to French!Read More
Celebrate Groundhogs Day with great decorative finishes that just keep coming back!Read More
Take a look at our Christmas 2015 ASID Show House Reveal!Read More
Beat those nasty winter blues with some beautiful rooms dressed in winter hues!Read More
Christmas is quickly approaching! We are all running like mad, trying to meet last minute deadlines and tie up things to close out 2015. With so much on our plates, it can be difficult to stop and really enjoy the Christmas season. In the blink of an eye, the holidays are gone and we are left wondering where they went. This year, we challenge you to take time to relax, turn on some Christmas tunes, and indulge in a cup of hot cocoa by the fire. Here are some photographs of one of our latest projects that we did with designer Beth Lindsey, all decked out in the finest holiday cheer.
This time of year, we reflect on the people and things we are grateful to have in our lives and to have experienced. We would like to give thanks to the fabulous designers who force us to stretch our minds, think outside the box, and give us the freedom to create something extraordinary.
We would also like to thank their clients. Working in the most intimate space they own, their home, is something that few get the honor of doing. There is a great deal of trust that their clients have in us to help make their home a reflection of themselves.
Lastly, we would love to thank our wonderful team of artists that we have on staff. Great artists are a hard find, especially when you need such a diverse skill set.
Happy Thanksgiving from Anything But Plain.
We're loving this beautifully written article about Hand Painting in House Beautiful.Read More
No Magic here... just pure talent! Take a look at our latest beautiful hand painted project!Read More
Take a look at the inspiration and beautiful scenes from Janie's trip to China.Read More
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.
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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