The dining room glimmers with light reflected in a mirrored screen propped in the corner of the room. The eighteenth century Portuguese side table, decorative bust and faux paint lend a Mediterranean vibe to the space.
Exemplifying nautical style, the broad living room is adorned with traditional oil paintings of seaward ships. Tranquil shades of blue are evidenced throughout—from the relaxed furniture to the faux-painted walls.
This buttercream dining room features several wood accents, including built-in bookshelves and maple hardwood floors. Overhead, faux-painted beams comprise a coffered ceiling, while an elaborate wrought iron chandelier illuminates the intimate dining space.
A palette of soft beige, lavender and rose creates a serene visual palette in this transitional living room designed by Julie Dodson. Faux painted cabinet doors conceal the built-in entertainment center, creating an artful backdrop for the sitting area.
This entryway features an inviting nook with a built-in banquette inspired by Wallace Nutting illustrations. Simple, clean lines throughout the rest of the room help the ornate benches stand apart. Faux-painted walls and a romantic lantern are full of Old World charm.
In a round foyer with a stone floor and faux painted dome ceiling, designer Judy Hodgens used a modern leopard print bench and petite bronze sculpture. The space, which was 12 feet in diameter in the 1928 home, was decorated for a Historic Macon Design House in Georgia.
This traditional bathroom will surely wow your guests with a custom, faux-painted wall finish and hammered copper vessel sink. The use of grass and metal artwork further gives off a feeling of opulence. Designer tip: When designing small spaces, splurge on nicer items for the extra wow factor.
A round foyer in a Tudor revival cottage dating to 1928 features an original Dutch door, a stone floor and a faux painted dome ceiling. Designer Judy Hodgens grouped together mid-century modern iron chairs, paintings and framed landscapes in her room for a Historic Macon Design House in Georgia. The style has a sense of formality with an updated twist, she says.
Expecting guests? Use assorted glass jars to give your front porch banister a festive glow. For an opaque, frosty look, add a mercury-glass effect by first misting the jars' interiors with water then immediately spraying on looking-glass paint. Check out these step-by-step instructions to learn more about this faux-painting technique.
Designer Vanessa DeLeon used plush fabrics and deep gray accent pieces to put an elegant spin on this complete home remodel. The eclectic teal and black dining room features an over-dyed turquoise rug from Creative Touch in Secaucus, N.J., while the table hails from Brooklyn-based artisan woodworker Palo Samko. The neutral walls are complemented by a faux-painted black and gray ceiling and black leather chairs around a rustic hardwood dining table with mismatched candle holders and two brass pendant lights.
This decorative dining room features strong patterns, a metallic silver chandelier and a round glass table. Bold, white columns and beams anchor the elegant space, and a faux-finish paint on the ceiling creates a feeling of Old World charm.
The library wall and doors are faux bois painted in yellow tones to add Old World charm to the space. An English Regency chair upholstered in a cream patterned fabric is positioned next to a dark wood desk and gold mirror, which reflects the library bookshelves.