Faux Marble ColumnsArteriors 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 Parish in Beverly, MA.  The previously plain columns were treated to a faux marble finish.

The church walls had repairs and cracks which would have shown if painted a solid color, so we applied a light rag roll finish to create a soft warm effect.

Church RenovationThe Stations of the Cross in bas relief were painted in a light color, with the background sections in a light blue sky treatment to accent the sculpture.

Church Renovation

Arteriors also painted the apse with an original metallic gold stencil design.

Picture of columns and apseStencil design


Church RestorationFor St Benedicts Church in Somerville, MA, Arteriors chose a palette of light golds and beiges that replaced the dated mint green colors. Much of the congregation is of Mediterranean and Latin American descent and the church architecture is Romanesque.  So we painted the columns with a faux marble in a classic gold and beige pattern which carefully mimics actual marble used in many churches in Italy.

The previous mint green colors were probably painted during the 1940’s or early 50’s when it was in fashion, but was not classic enough to withstand the test of time.

It’s important to keep in mind two things when choosing paint finishes:

-What will parishioners like to see and feel comfortable in?

-What will be classic enough to look good 30 years from now?

Contact Arteriors today at arteriors@rcn.com for a total renovation, or just a small update!