Wednesday, May 9, 2012
This is an old one I did that appeared in the pages of Architectural Digest (July 1997). It was one of my very favorite jobs for a number of reasons. The designer I worked with, Chic Wilson, was amazing and one of the nicest people I've ever met, the client was a real gentleman, and of course the property ... well, you'll just have to take a look.
The paint finishes were all traditional oil stipples and striés to complement the classical theme of the residence. Balancing my way out on a plank perched four floors above the main spiral staircase was a toe-curler, but it was nice to be working with friends and we all had a great time.
Besides glazing a bunch of rooms, I also designed and hand-painted the headboards in the bedrooms with French arabesque ornament in subtle blues and yellows.