I've been busy meeting with clients and working up sample boards and proposals this past week. Here are some of the finishes that will be used in an upcoming project:
for the kitchen-
a lightly textured glaze with aged vines
for the foyer-
a faded Damask allover repeat pattern over a soft glaze
for the family room-
same slightly textured multi color glaze as kitchen, minus the vines, plus an accent wall with a gold toned polished plaster
for the powder room-
a faux multi-colored plaster done with paint, stencils design on door
for the basement family room
two half walls done with this Moorish Trellis design over a solid background, no glaze
I also am in the process of creating another folding screen that will have a seahorse theme, as it will reside in a house on Cape Cod. I wish I could say I have the sample boards all worked out, but I'm actually struggling with them a bit. I finally worked out my background finishes though, so am able to make a little progress with these panels! I hope to finish these panels by the end of the week and deliver them on Saturday.
Last week I spent a fair amount of time working on 2 sample boards for my client who wanted me to do her little boy's room while they are away on vacation starting March 9th. Unfortunately, my phone calls, emails and text messages have gone unanswered, so the sample boards remain in my possession, unseen. I finally had to book that time slot with another job or lose those billable days. I don't know why people cannot just send off a quick email or leave a message saying they are postphoning or whatever. I know people complain that a lot of contractors do not return their phone calls or show up for schedule appointments, but I am not among those. I feel everyone's time is valuable and I try my best to accomodate schedules. In return, I only expect to be treated the same. If I had known this job was to be postphoned, I would have used my already stretched studio time to work on other projects and I would not have to juggle my March schedule around to fill in the time slot held for this job. Ok, enough complaining. This is a long time client of mine, so I will just suck it up and move on. It just feel good to vent a little bit! ;-)
Lastly, I created two fun sample boards for a powder room and kitchen. One features an overscaled damask repeat pattern, white on deep blue. The other is a plaid, for an accent wall and backsplash. I had intended to photograph them before I brought them over to my client, but forgot to do that and now they are gone. I'll have them back shortly and will show you later.