Artisans / by Michelle Everett

The benefits of working with some of the best artisans, craftspeople, showrooms and workrooms in the business are tremendous.  The expertise and knowledge of these professionals helps lead to informed decisions about design and execution.  Each project presents myriad decisions to be made, and most of the best design solutions and decisions are the result of prodigious training, study and experience.  Our excellent artisans artisans and craftspeople understand the level of service that we and our clients expect, and together we achieve exceptional results.

Let's illustrate the process. The image above is of a master bedroom in a private residence in Connecticut.  We worked Pierre Finkelstein's decorative painting studio Grand Illusions to create the hand painted wall pattern.

Generally the process is this...

CONCEPT

Original Concept Image

Original Concept Image

The house has traditional Federal architecture and details.  We found this image in a book of Victorian patterns by Carol Blanger and could be generally described as an 19th century Indian design during colonial rule. 

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
The studio creates samples as per our original concept and color direction.  We then work with the client to select the sample best suited to their needs.  And next...they create the pattern in its entire length to develop the template for installation.

Concept Samples

Concept Samples

INSTALLATION
This particular design was painted entirely by hand.  Yes, all by hand.  To do this the crew has to work as a well-oiled machine.  It took them only 6 days to complete

Final Wall Pattern

Final Wall Pattern

Pierre hand painting the wall pattern

Pierre hand painting the wall pattern

Source: http://www.grandillusionnyc.com/