What sets Anything But Plain apart? Besides our talented artisans and the high-end experience we bring to the table, it’s also our hands-on creative partnership with each and every client. Read what some of Houston’s most sought-after design professional have to say…

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Slovack-Bass Testimonial Photograph

“Janie Ellis is the consummate artist professional, and is truly considered a part of our team. The most important quality that I believe Janie brings to any vision we work on is subtlety. She understands that her amazing art is still a part of a bigger picture for us, and it becomes an element of the overall blend. She brings her creativity and product knowledge to each request, and always adds a big dose of enthusiasm and energy. Janie and her fellow artisans are an integral part of our overall striving for quality.”

– Marjorie Slovack, RID, ASID, Designer, Slovack-Bass Interior Design

Pictured: Walls and ceiling have a metallic plaster finish for a pearlescent textural shimmer.

Uptown Pied-a-terre Laura U Testimonial

Janie Ellis turns my wildest idea for interiors into reality. For finishes that no one else in Houston can create, I turn to Anything But Plain and I am thrilled every time! One of my most discerning clients requested a seamless white lacquer floor over maple hardwood floors; Janie and her team definitely exceed my client’s expectations. The floors became more than the backdrop to a fabulous room: they absolutely made the space!

– Laura Umansky, Owner and Creative Director, Laura U Collection

Pictured: White lacquer finish over hardwood floors.

Dining Room Jeannine Nuzzi Testimonial

I like having Janie involved in a project from the beginning as she has such a great eye for detail and how to incorporate the decorative finishes into the architectural and structural elements of a design. She works so well with the clients, bringing their vision to life, and the entire Anything But Plain team operates both professionally and creatively, always achieving the desired result.

– Jeannine Nuzzi, Gabriel Home Builders

Pictured: Diamond plaster on walls; Pearl fresco finish with hand-painted design on ceiling

Relative Sound, Jane Page Crump Testimonial

Jane Page Design Group is committed to superior service that our clients expect and deserve. The employees of Anything But Plain excel in customer service and recognize the unique requirements and needs of high-end home owners.

We can depend on Anything But Plain to provide quality service that we demand for our clients.

– Jane Page Crump, President of Jane Page Design Group

Pictured: Decorative painting on walls, ceilings and doors.

Bathroom Shannon Mann Testimonial

It is the professionalism from start to finish that makes Anything But Plain an exceptional company to work with. Their craftsmanship and unique techniques have been the perfect finishing component to our projects.

– Shannon Mann, ASID, Mann Design Studio

Pictured: Pearl fresco textural finish with custom design in glass beads on walls; Stria glaze finish on cabinets.

Carriage House Garrity Testimonial

I love working with Janie and the Anything But Plain crew. Janie is very professional and her team reflects this. I can always count on her work looking like the sample I approve.

Anything But Plain is the best.

– Andrea Garrity, Garrity Design Group

Pictured: Hand-trowelled diamond plaster walls and ceiling.

Walls & Cabinets Sara Brook-Eilers Testimonial

I love working with Janie and her creative group of artisans. They are innovative, resourceful and always on schedule.

– Sarah Brooks-Eilers, Lucas/Eilers Design Associates, LLP

Pictured: Diamond plaster on walls; antique chipped paint finish on cabinets

I have worked with Janie Ellis for the past 25 years and have had the most wonderful outcome of my projects. she is completely professional,does beautiful work, knows how to work with designers, always takes my challenges that are out side the box, is punctual, clean, follows up on all her work. I am happy to recommend her. You will always love the job when she is done and be glad you hired her.

– Janet Gust

Pictured: Leaf Design on walls and groin ceiling

Doing what one says they are going to do and in the timely manner they promise is a true professional. Janie creates a team on every project consisting of ABP, the interior designer, and their client in a way that is beneficial to all.

– Tom Schwenk, Co Founder Seminars By Design, two-time ASID Industry Partner Merit Award Winner