With the uncertainty of today’s real estate market, many home owners are holding off on purchasing larger or more expensive housing and are instead putting their money into making the most of their current homes. In addition, first-time home buyers - and those who are back in the market to trade up but not be priced out - are looking into the more affordable no-frills homes, which are without the carpeting, wallpaper and face fixtures often included in builders’ packages. These trends sparked a renewed interest in home details. By creating a new colour scheme or replacing a door, adding decorative moulding, installing a stained glass window or adding paint techniques  to an ordinary room, bathroom or even a kitchen, can be transformed into exciting new spaces.

On a Personal Note

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Adult Bedrooms

Amazing Wall Techniques, Murals - all types to fit all moods and cultures

The sky is the limit! Choose a theme and I will made your dreams come true. Enjoy your bed-room, after all, you spend a great deal of time in your personal space.

Bathrooms, Doors & Cupboards

Just knowing what to do can make the world of difference to that old cupboard or door

Forget boring hollow core and melamine doors and cupboards. They can be transformed! Just a spot of paint and decorative paint finishes can change the look in a very cost effective way. Bathrooms can be given a stunning facelift, often with small changes.

Children Bedrooms

Designed by children for children - to make every childhood bedroom dream come true

What can be more exciting for your children than letting them decide on the theme for their bedroom? They all go through different phases and with the parents’ advice and guidance can choose colours, styles and textures that can turn their bedroom/playroom the area they love and want to spend time in.

Kitchens

Amazing Wall Techniques, Murals - all types to fit all moods and cultures

This is the heart of almost every home. A modern kitchen is dynamic, with clear, sharp lines and smart ideas for blending storage and good looks.

The modern kitchen is usually separate from the dining and living areas, although access to these areas are easily accessible, especially when it comes to open-plan layouts.

A more cost effective way to upgrade your kitchen is to paint the exciting melamine and wooden cupboards to create a fresh and modern look. Old existing tops can easily be re-placed with formica or granite.

Lounges and Dining Rooms

Elegant, formal or casual - we must always feel comfortable and at peace in our home

In homes with more than one lounge, the family room is less formal, both in function and furnishings and is located away from the main entrance. The living room is usually the more formal, reserved for guests, special occasions and the display of items such as antiques or artwork. A family room is used for entertaining friends, talking, reading, or watching television. If you're a couch potato, you most likely spend lots of time in your family room. Same goes for a formal dining room or a breakfast nook or table area in a large kitchen.

Interior Design

Changing the decor of the room can change the atmosphere of the entire area

My passion and talent is to make indoor and outdoor spaces functional, safe and beautiful. This is done in consultation with the client to determine the space requirements and through selecting essential and decorative items, such as colours, lighting and materials. Do not forget your garage (see two of the images below) and the wine cellar. These can become the focal areas of your house.

Murals

Murals add a new dimension to the area and change the mood of the room totally

A mural is a piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall, ceiling or other permanent surfaces. A distinguishing characteristic of mural painting is that the architectural elements of the given space are harmoniously incorporated into the picture. Trompe-l'œil is an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions. It is being used by artist over many centuries.

Inside and Outside Gardens

Adding a mural to a garden wall changes the entire mood

Trompe l’oeil and murals on a wall add dimension to a room, patio or garden. The addition of plants, even synthetic ones , can create a very interesting space. Do not forget you garden path or paving. This can be created into a piece of art using mosaic tiles and paint techniques. Take your inside colour scheme and theme to you outside living space to create a warm and welcoming entertaining area. Enhance the theme with matching carpets, throws, cushions etc. This theme can be extended to your divining room.

Paintings and Icons

Beautiful personalised Paintings and Icons on request

Realism, sometimes called naturalism, in the arts is generally the attempt to represent subject matter truthfully, without artificiality and avoiding artistic conventions, or implausible, exotic, and supernatural elements.

An icon a devotional painting of Christ or another holy figure, typically executed on wood and used ceremonially in the Byzantine and other Eastern Churches.

Mosaics

Personalised mosaics to bring your own style to your spot of heaven on earth, home

A mosaic is a piece of art or image made from the assembling of small pieces of coloured glass, stone, or other materials. It is often used in decorative art or as interior decoration. Mosaics have a long history, starting in Mesopotamia in the 3rd millennium BC.

Mosaic flooring is a very old type of flooring technique made from small round pieces of stones. They form design patterns and give a beautiful look to the room. Most mosaics are made of small, flat, roughly square, pieces of stone or glass of different colours, known as tesserae.

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Stained Glass

Reviving an Elegant Period of history into our Modern World

The term stained glass can refer to coloured glass as a material or to works created from it. The coloured glass is crafted into stained glass windows in which small pieces of glass are arranged to form patterns or pictures, held together (traditionally) by strips of lead and supported by a rigid frame.

The design of a window may be abstract or figurative; may incorporate narratives drawn from the Bible, history, or literature; may represent saints or patrons, or use symbolic motifs, in particular armorial. Windows within a building may be thematic but usually in a home it is of flora, fauna, or landscape.

Stained glass is still popular today, but often referred to as art glass. It is prevalent in luxury homes, commercial buildings, and places of worship.