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Faux Wood Grain Pocket Doors in Dining Room

  Of all the faux finishes, Wood Graining is the most magical. These Wood Grain Pocket Doors between a Dining Room and Living Room were originally painted white. Our first step was to base coat them in metallic gold to lend a warm glow throughout the finish. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, the faux –Mahogany [...]

February 22nd, 2016|Decorative Painting, Faux Finishes, Restaurant Design|

Ombré Paint Finish: the New Kid on the Block

We confess that the first request to paint an ombré wall finish, we had to look up the word on the Internet. Our first guess was some kind of shadowy finish due to the Spanish word 'sombra', which means 'shadow'.  The guess was correct and we believe that the current surge of this new term [...]

February 17th, 2015|Decorative Painting, Faux Finishes|

Chinoiserie – Elegant Bespoke Painting for Traditional Rooms

Chinoiserie means “Chinese style” which leaves a broad array of imagery from which to choose. Our Chinoiserie mural painting draws inspiration from the traditional hand painted wall coverings popular in the 18th and 19th century homes of England, as well as here in the States. Decorative landscapes of flowering trees with birds and butterflies on [...]

January 6th, 2015|Decorative Painting, Metallic Paint, Mural Arts|

Art Deco Design on Vaulted Foyer Ceiling

Art Deco is full of style with its repeating curves and unabashed self-confidence. We love this decorative style and era, and planned this ceiling with a respect for this design epoch. Designer Terry Gregory has repeated a curved and waved motif in several areas of this gracious condo in Back Bay, Boston. Arteriors extended the [...]

November 25th, 2014|Decorative Painting, Metal Leaf|

Mural Inspired by LEGO Adds Art Branding for Boston Exhibit

In the quintessentially Boston setting of Quincy Market is a very nontraditional and eye catching custom mural painting for the entrance to the exhibit called The Art of the Brick. Riffing off the use of LEGOs as the artist’s sculpture material, Arteriors created a very cool geometric design that uses the same proportions and colors [...]

October 27th, 2014|Current News, Mural Arts, Retail Design|

Silver Leaf vs Aluminum Leaf: Differences in aesthetics and application

Real silver leaf applied to ceiling Real silver leaf feels superior to aluminum leaf in many ways. Silver leaf has the inherit quality of precious metal and a warmer tone with the soft shifting hues of yellowy grays. If these aspects are important to you then the real silver leaf might be worth [...]

May 29th, 2014|Metal Leaf|

Murals: Now High Tech and Easily Reproduced

TattoowallTM is a new technology that is a marriage between high tech and pure artistry.  Murals can be produced faster and more cost effectively from a digital image, and have the texture of a painted surface. Arteriors’ artists have been hand painting murals for many years.  Eager to learn a new method, we took the [...]

February 20th, 2014|Hotel Design, Mural Arts, Restaurant Design, Retail Design|

AIA Course: The Toxicity of Paint and the Benefits of Natural Plaster Finishes

Arteriors is an AIA provider and is now offering a course in The Toxicity of Paint and the Benefits of Natural Plaster Finishes for one of the required Heath Safety and Welfare Learning Units (HSW - 1 LU Hour). At the end of the course, participants will be able to: Have a deeper understanding of [...]

February 10th, 2014|Plaster Finishes|

Green Hotels – Consider Plaster and Clay Wall Finishes

Green hotels are benefiting from natural plaster and clay wall finishes that generate LEED points. Approximately 1 in 4 adults in the U.S. are currently considered part of the LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) market segment.  This translates to a large sector of travelers who want to stay in green hotels.  Consumers making decisions [...]

January 27th, 2014|Hotel Design|

LOHAS: Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability

While it is true that LIFESTYLE OF HEALTH AND SUSTAINABILITY might not be a sexy title, it describes very clearly a large and growing sector of the American population. The Arteriors team of artists considers ourselves to be part of this group, which, according to research puts us at one in four adult Americans – [...]

January 20th, 2014|Green Painting|