Decorative Real & Faux Finishes
Throughout this site you will find all types of finishes both real and faux. Over time all the finishes we create have been lumped into the category of “faux” but a lot of the ones you find on this site are real finishes like Venetian Plaster. Made of water, lime and marble dust, Venetian plaster has been used in Italy for thousands of years. It is also a breathable finish which means it can take in and release water so it makes for a great choice for almost any room including bathrooms. Gold and Silver leaf are another example of a real finish that has been around for thousands of years and still has a place in traditional and contemporary designs. We can also use real finishes in custom patterns.
Like some of the real finishes, true faux finishes like faux wood or faux marble have a very long history in design as well. Examples of faux marble date back to Pompeii times and faux wood was used during the Renaissance. While the word faux might bring to mind images of sponging and rag rolling, the industry has reinvented itself in the last decade. An industry that has put its creativity to good use. Creating new products and new application to inspire. Products like glass beads or