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How Decorative Finish Choices Are Determined

Updated: Jan 26, 2022

One of the most common questions we get asked is, "How are the finish choices determined?" Well, there are a number of factors that will influence the recommendations that are made. Let's dive in to them!

Factors Considered When Choosing Decorative Finishes

Your Personal Style

Danielle and her team are great at finding your personal style. A lot can be determined with an initial discussion about your vision for the project. Descriptions such as “rustic”, “contemporary” or “old world” leave a lot of room for interpretation…so visual aids help to translate your personal likes and dislikes and are great to have ahead of time. These can include photo, clippings from magazines, or pictures found online. The more specific the information about what you like, the easier it is to meet everyone’s expectations. Actual color choices, style and technique options for decorative finishes are infinite. The more information or “pieces of the puzzle” that are available ie: fabric samples, flooring, tile, granite, etc., the easier it will be to identify the decorative finish option that is perfect for you. If you starting from scratch and are not even sure which direction to go, Danielle and her team can help you at that point as well. To see how we can turn your personal style into the perfect finish - take a look at our Inspiration page.

The Color Story or Flow of the Home

Especially with open floor plans, it is important that the tones and style are visually correct from every vantage point. It is not necessary to have all surrounding areas completed but it is important to have a vision of what you will ultimately achieve.

Where to Create Focal Points

As you walk through a home, your eye should travel to points of interest. Intensity and drama of strategically placed decorative finishes and artistry are determined by the size, scale and balance of color of all the elements within a space.

The Current Condition of the Existing Surfaces

Sometimes, existing surfaces can influence the options that are available. These will be determined during the initial meeting. Specific requirements for preparation of walls or cabinetry before the decorative finish application will be outlined in detail.

Your investment

The goal is to provide you with the best design value for your dollar. We work as a member of your design team to present solutions that reward you with the most impact for your investment. Surprisingly, it is often exquisite decorative finishes in smaller areas that will create more interest and provide a high level of sophistication to your total look. We are also willing to break down your project and plan for “phases” as time and funds allow.


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