Decorative Painting Examples and Terminology PART I

When decorating your home, you inevitably face the dilemma of what to do with your walls. Paint them a plain color? Wallpaper? How about doing some decorative painting such as a “faux finish” or “mural”? If you are exploring decorative painting options, you will first need to know the terms to use when consulting your… Continue reading Decorative Painting Examples and Terminology PART I

My favorite Decorating Trends of 2011-2012

As a decorative artist and lover of design, I try to stay on top of decorating trends and keep images and ideas that are fresh and exciting at the top of my head to use as inspiration for upcoming projects. As we come to the end of 2011 and start to look ahead to the… Continue reading My favorite Decorating Trends of 2011-2012

Decorative Hallloween Pumpkins

I was recently asked to paint and donate a pumpkin to Meadowbrook School in Northbrook to auction off at their upcoming “Pumpkinfest” celebration. I have had a ball coming up with ideas…now the hard part will be deciding which one to donate, which ones to sell and which ones to keep!! I thought I would… Continue reading Decorative Hallloween Pumpkins

Artisphere Online

I am honored and excited to be the featured artist in the premier issue of the new digital version of IDAL’S magazine Artisphere, “Artisphere Online.” http://www.artisphereonline.com. Please check it out for lots of interesting news about the Decorative Painting Industry, along with how-to’s, links, decorating hints, etc. Congratulations to my friend Pat Ganino at Creative… Continue reading Artisphere Online

Feathering your nest…

Birds are all the rage in decorating! From birdcage lamps at Urban Outfitters, to vintage style bird prints on pillows at Pottery Barn to bird necklaces and earrings, these decorative feathered friends seem to be at the height of design fashion. .www.anthropologie.com features this lovely mirror that would look great in a vintage or modern… Continue reading Feathering your nest…