We love our work so much that sometimes we have to make a movie out of it! Please enjoy watching us “transforming walls into works of art” LIVE and in action for yourself! These are some of our most advanced specialty finishes, which can all be customized to fit your personal taste and decor. Don’t forget to stop by our studio to see and feel these for yourself! We do believe our most high end designs must be seen in person to be appreciated completely.
VENETIAN AND DECORATIVE PLASTERS IN MOTION
FEATURED FINISH: VENETIAN PLASTER STRIPE
We always say that preparation is key: Taping stripes is one of the most highly skilled parts of an advanced finish like this, and if the taping is even slightly out of level, so is the completed work.
Layering the plaster is the next step, and also requires advanced skill and experience.
Pulling the tape must be done with great patience and care.
Layering of black venetian plaster
This is called a skim coat, a final coat of plaster which simultaneously burnishes the layers, creating a sheen on the stone surface underneath.
We used a plumb line to effect a linear look to this white venetian plaster. See the entire finished project in the video below!
Careful pull of vertical textured plaster – 20 feet in the air!
Creating a layered plaster finish for this fireplace mantel
Creating sample boards in the studio!
THE FINISHED VENETIANS: CLASSIC WORKS OF ART
Finished White Venetian linear plaster finish
Black Venetian finished focal wall
STENCILS AND SPECIALTY FINISHES IN MOTION
Watch a live action pulling of a Royal Modello Design Studio Ceiling Stencil. These are intricate patterns rendered with gold and copper leaf, and variegated metallic paints. Curious how it ends? Click here to see the fully completed ceiling!
Our signature “Hollywood Lace” technique, where plaster is pulled through a custom lace pattern to create an incredibly rich, textured, one of a kind finish.
This is a metallic plaster with chinoiserie stencil by Modello Royal Design Studio on top. Modello can create literally thousands of custom stencils suited to your taste and style, and we know how to render them expertly.
ON TREND AND HIGH END:
COMPLETED BARREL CEILING IN MICA FINISH
ADVANCED TECHNIQUE SPOTLIGHT: FAUX BOIS IN MOTION
Step ONE of a true faux bois: laying down the seed of the grain with a flogging technique.
Step TWO of a true faux bois: laying down the heart of the grain with advanced brush techniques.
Step THREE of a true faux bois: (above and below) is pulling through a custom glaze to marry the grain and seed foundation underneath
Savor the beauty of a true wood faux bois: An art form in itself
Step FOUR of a true faux bois: Top glaze coat applied to integrate all layers and achieve the perfected final finish, indistinguishable from real wood