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Broken color washed walls add depth and dimension to hallway walls.

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Walls painted and glazed a rich jewel color help add to this Moroccan influence themed hallway.  Trompe l’oeil picture frames are painted directly upon the walls help keep vacation memories alive.

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Example of sun kissed color washed walls.

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A French inspired Harlequin pattern applied directly upon a hallway ceiling embellishes an otherwise forgotten area with uniqueness.

Private

 

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Using a rich jewel glaze color over a strong saturated pigment basecoat creates one of a kind showcase.

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Alternating the width of the stripe along with various paint finishes creates the illusion of silk ribbon.

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Gilding dining room walls with silver leaf creates the ambiance of romance and adds drama to the area.

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Choosing a complimentary tinted glaze and applying transparent broken color washes to walls create depth and vibrancy without changing the original hue of the base coat.

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FAUX WALL FINISHES/SILVER LEAFING/SCHAIBIN CEILING

INTRODUCTION

Over 30 years of Fine Art education, training and exhibition experience in oils and watercolor.  Interest in history and the decorative arts expanded experience to include historical stencil reproduction and design; ceiling murals influenced by Michelangelo and 18th century Baroque Master Tiepolo; reproduction of period rooms; Old World marbleizing techniques.

Upon this foundation CLASSICAL DECORATIVE ARTS was founded in 1992.  Since its inception we have had commissions in both public and private venues as well in the United States and Europe.  CLASSICAL is a lifetime member of the prestigious International Conference of Decorative Painters, also know as SALON and actively participates.

Service expertise include Renaissance and Baroque Ceiling Murals, reproduction of period rooms, historical stencil repair/reproduction, color and design, marbleizing in French and Italian Style, Furniture and wall gilding, atmospheric and decorative finishes, hand-painted and printed fabrics, color consultations.

“…I work with clients on an individual basis paying close attention to their specific needs regardless of scale.  It is not unusual to be given small areas to transform into jewels”.

Understandably, not all assignments are as ambitious as those featured in this web portfolio, but surely you have just “the” area waiting to be transformed.

Cynthia

Cynthia, classical, Classical Decorative Arts, Borman, Cynthia Borman, faux, trompe l’oeil, Chicago Theatre, Pompeii, Louis Sullivan, stencils, Chicago stock exchange, Victorian. Richard Driehaus.

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