Faux Finishes

How to create a visual feast with artisanal wall finishes!

HOW TO CREATE A VISUAL FEAST WITH ARTISANAL WALL FINISHES: RESTAURANT INTERIOR DESIGN IN CONCORD, MASSACHUSETTS Arteriors has a repertoire of signature interior design wall finishes and many of them are showcased at Fiorella’s new restaurant in historic Concord, Massachusetts. Old world color washes blend with damask all-over stenciling and the window and doors have [...]

November 10th, 2017|Faux Finishes, Metal Leaf, Metallic Paint, Restaurant Design|


Branding Locations With a Repeated Finish The same three artisanal paint finishes are repeated in the design of four locations of Fiorella’s Italian Restaurant; Oxidized Copper, Antique Bronze and Terracotta Glaze. Each location is a distinctly different space in a dissimilar building.  Instead of forcing a homogenized design on all of the interiors, an individual [...]

May 4th, 2017|Faux Finishes, Metallic Paint, Restaurant Design|

Color of the year is a color for life!

COLOR OF THE YEAR IS A COLOR FOR LIFE Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year, Greenery, is a color for life.  Soulful and earthy, lush, and vibrant, this shade of all things growing reminds me of childhood days playing in the woods.  The homeowners of this gorgeous brownstone requested finishes in deep Hunter Green, so [...]

April 3rd, 2017|Faux Finishes|

Artisan Finished Shutters Create Display Wall at Hilton Garden Inn: Hospitality Design at its’ Best!

  Group One Partners, Inc. of Boston called on Arteriors to create an artisan weathered paint finish on a wall of shutters. The accent wall is part of the urban chic hospitality design at the newly renovated Hilton Garden Inn, Providence, RI. The grouping is a fun focal point in a room that is saturated [...]

Hospitality Design Sweet Spot: Italian Theme Hotel with Fresco Inspired Murals

What’s the best way to capture the imagination of the guests of an Italian Theme Hotel?Create a Roman Spa complete with Faux Fresco Murals by Arteriors. In this hospitality venue bathers at Bellisimo Grande Hotel in North Stonington, Connecticut, practice the long standing tradition of swimming and relaxing alongside Roman Gods and Goddesses. Arteriors’ hand-painted [...]

May 11th, 2016|Decorative Painting, Faux Finishes, Hotel Design, Mural Arts, Murals|

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|

Faux Wood Grain is All-American!

Trompe l'oeil panels with faux wood grain and marble by Arteriors We, the artisans of Arteriors, practice a decorative art that’s as American as George and Martha Washington - faux wood graining. More than 200 years ago, status was expressed by expensive building materials that were not easily had in the newly minted [...]

November 11th, 2013|Decorative Painting, Faux Finishes|

Arteriors Portfolio – Live More Beautifully!

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Church Restoration with Faux Marble and Decorative Paint Finishes

Arteriors was honored to contribute to the church restoration of two parishes in Massachusetts together with APC Services of New England.  Choosing warm neutral color palettes is the key to the uplifting atmosphere one feels after these total renovations. Warm beiges and pale blues accent the gorgeous architecture of Saint Mary Star of the Sea [...]

August 30th, 2013|Decorative Painting, Faux Finishes, Paint Color Ideas|