We worked with them to create two similar looks that would deliver their vision for the dramatic space. They wanted a striking red and gold finish in the billiard room, the residence’s original dining room. In the parlor, we did a softer finish to complement the bold look of the billiard room. We used a lighter tint in the parlor’s plaster to achieve this. It truly shines in the robust natural light the room receives each day!
But, that’s not all! We gold leafed the ceilings and picture molds in both rooms. The play between the ceilings, the picture molds, the walls, and the rooms themselves is nothing short of stunning!
We achieved the finished look on the walls by “dragging” them. This allowed us to effectively combine the plaster and the embedded gold pigments. Additionally, it took considerable time and expertise to successfully apply that much gold leaf, especially on two ceilings!
Overall, this was a challenging but also wonderful project – a true labor of love! And, it was great to work with our clients who have become friends! Thanks to Paul Costello Photography for capturing the terrific finished project images you see here.
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See more of the project in the gallery below. Click on any image to enlarge…