Happy Groundhogs Day! Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow so it looks like an early spring. We're celebrating Groundhogs with great finishes that just keep coming back! Just like the movie Groundhogs Day here are a few of our favorite finishes that we repeat most often but are so classic and versatile.
#1 Gold and Silver Leaf
Gold and Silver leaf are classics for sure! They can be used in just about any style space, and almost any surface. The majority of our projects that use this beautiful finish are ceilings and details. Metal leaf has a rich and reflective quality that other metallic finishes can't quite capture the same way. It's such a versatile finish you can add a custom hand painted design, glaze over it to add depth or add it to molding for a little extra glitz. Here are a few of our favorite projects that incorporate gold and silver leaf.
#2 Venetian Plaster
Venetian Plaster dates as far as back the Roman Empire and over the ages it has remained a staple in elegant design. Our clients love Venetian Plaster for its versatility. This beautiful finish can be applied to walls in deep rich colors adding movement and warmth for a traditional esthetic. However, it can be applied in neutral colors and burnished to a high shine for the sleekest of modern finishes. Take a look at our top 5 Venetian Plaster rooms.
Glaze is one of most common finishes people ask for and recognize. Glaze is a transparent product that can add depth, warmth or even age to a finish. It has all those wonderful transforming qualities so it can be applied to almost any surface. Many times glaze is used alone to create a design or stria in a space, other times it can be used to give a metallic quality to a cabinet or even soften a bright color. We love glazed finishes, below are a few of our favorites.