FAUX FINISHES: MASONRY
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Trompe L'Oeil sandstone wall with creeping ivy - a popular finish for hallways, conservatories and garden walls

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This is a restoration of masonry painting of stairwells and landings in an historic house. 

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The original stone painting was completely lost due to dry root.   After rebuilding and dry lining the walls where then faithfully repainted to simulate soft sandstone

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The entrance porch to this Victorian villa house has been given a dramatic entrance with this slightly theatrical impression of large stone slabs

The dimensions of this unusual Jacuzzi/Shower room are giving
structure with the application of Faux Stone 

The stone finish blends the natural marble tiles on the floor and walls
Note how the cool marble floor is served well by the formal strength of the imitation masonry in this lobby

This is a situation where using the real material would be either impossible or cost prohibitive, so the simulated alternative offers an excellent effect

Brooks Hotel
Architects: Henry J. Lyons

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Not just walls, here a fiberglass mould of 'Bacchus' is painted to look like a pale sand stone known as 'Portland stone'.

This inner hall connecting two rooms is dark and uninteresting, so the block effect no only provides a little needed drama......

...but also brings with it a rich glow from the translucent glazes also provides visual structure.
   

 


 

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