|polychrome frieze and gilt eucalyptus leaves|
|detail in cast plaster|
The casting is incredibly sensitive and you can see every pore from the original piece wood as well as every mark in the lovely carving.
I painted the new plaster frieze with a faux bois finish, to match the furniture-quality paneling that Debey and Terry installed the room, and polychromed the poppies with mica powders and pigment.
Terry also sculpted the plaster Eucalyptus leaves which I then gilt with 23k gold leaf.
|plaster painted with faux bois finish|
|Beautiful Arts and Crafts dining room by Debey Zito Fine Furniture and Design|
The room is capped by custom dragonfly ceiling paper, hand-made in San Francisco by David Bonk.
You can read more about this artisan collaboration which has just been published in the Spring 2011 issue of Arts and Crafts Homes magazine.