Adobe Addition

Tucked away and sitting upon a hill in the classic Kenwood neighborhood of Bethesda, MD, a truly unique home has undergone a renovation. Working with contractor Jim Boyd of DBI, our team applied a multi-layer finish – Faux Encaustic – to the ceiling and walls of this office addition.





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Food Wine & Company

Photo Credit:  Richard Nowitz

Featured in the Fall issue of Bethesda Magazine, our team worked closely with interior design firm, Barbara Hawthorn Interiors, and owner of Food Wine & Co, Francis Namin, to create amazing finishes for this restaurant.  A three month project, our team completed Venetian Bronze Plasters, Faux Glaze, Wood Graining and Staining, Antique Mirror Finishes, and Custom Art Work.  Read the full article:  Bethesda-Magazine/November-December-2010/Birth-of-a-Restaurant/

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Breathtaking Home in McLean, Virginia

This home is AMAZING.  20,000 square feet to include 3 kitchens, over 6 bedrooms and baths, and living spaces galore.  The fully finished basement even has a bowling alley and a sunken dance floor.  We applied many elegant finishes, with the most labor intensive being the gold-bronze turret ceiling.  A platform was installed over a spiral stairwell in order to execute the painting.

The Turret Ceiling

Here’s the before/after pictures…

Upper molding in kitchen is glazed to match custom cabinetry


The entrance way dome is treated with a two color Luster Stone

The guest powder room walls are lined with a continuous Damask Stencil in Gold


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Contemporary Condominium

Towering high above ground level at Turnberry luxury condominiums,  Artistry & Paint once again collaborated with Alice Sydney of Theodore’s, creating  custom decorative finishes to the walls of a three bedroom condo unit.


View from the interior Living Room, overlooking the Potomac River into Georgetown.

The entranceway, lined in guilded silver leaf strips


The powder room in a Maya Romanoff wallpaper inspired metallic silver finish


Master Bedroom

Horizontal strie panels with an upper border in guilded silver leaf

My very talented artist friend, Laura


Master Bathroom in 2-color taupe/silver Luster Stone with open Damask stencil


Larry, sitting back admiring his work.  Or is he in a “time-out”?

The Kitchen

Overall pearlescent glaze with silver mica flecks

For the living room walls, we applied a soft glaze treatment

For the two accent walls in the dining room, we applied horizontal grasscloth panels in two-tone metallic finish, using hues from sofa accent pillows.


The Den and Guest bath in a soft glaze finish

For the Guest Bedroom, a rich blue glaze treatment

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John’s Hopkins Goes “Goo”

Have you ever heard of a Goo Screen?

Goo is:

“a specially formatted highly reflective acrylic paint designed specifically for the Video Projection industry. It allows anyone to transform any smooth paintable surface into a high performance projection screen. Screen Goo paint products are ideal for Home Theater, Commercial or Industrial Front or Rear Projection applications. Screen Goo is inexpensive. It costs a fraction compared to other far more expensive yet lower performance alternatives, it can be painted into any size/shape screen and it can be DIY without any special tools or skills.”

To learn more: Goo Systems

Last month our team applied two Goo Screens at John’s Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.  It was a great experience due to the on-site management personnel at JHU-APL and the hard-working Artistry & Paint Team.

Check out the video below to view our application process

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Sleek and Modern

22 West is the latest and greatest residential condominium in Northwest Washington, DC

Last month we completed two accent walls for our awesome client Cassandra, who recently relocated from a 4-level town home in Georgetown to a one floor sleek city condo.


Here’s the finish for her Yoga Den.  A two-color stipple finish in Luster Stone


For the Master Suite, an accent wall in Bright Orangy-Red Marmorino Venetian Plaster

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Taking Art Deco Literally

Last month, we received a call from a young and upbeat couple who recently purchased a three-bedroom condo at the Westchester, a well-known Art Deco building in Washington, DC’s Cathedral Neighborhood.  Ambitious and ready to get their hands dirty, they had big ideas for their old and tired parkay floors, but were unsure of how to execute their own vision.  Paula Greenberg met with the couple and was delightfully surprised after reviewing their floor mural designs consisting of Art Deco Buildings with sharp lines, simple forms, and bold colors.  Immediately, a plan was developed between Paula and the homeowners. Soon after, the collaboration began…

Sized templates of the murals were created at Paula’s studio and then brought on site for transfer.  The entire surface was taped out and two coats of paint were rolled onto the surface and left to dry overnight.

The Entranceway…

Ken, the homeowner, paints the blue building and black border.

Paula Greenberg tapes out all the detailed lines (1/4" black graphic tape)

The deeper blue is hand-painted and then all tape is removed. Gold leaf will line the center from bottom to top


Completed mural with center line guilded in gold leaf and sealed with two coats polyurethane, satin finish.

Detail of building top.

The Music Room…

Paula, & Homeowner Sara tape out building mural.

Sara tapes out corners where she will then apply gold leaf

The Finished Mural!

Hallway & Thresholds…

Here, Sara begins painting her design.

The Finished Mural!

Threshold design at entrance into Master Suite

Universal Floors of Washington, DC  provided floor services:  sanding, staining, and polyurethane topcoat.

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