I love a tone on tone stencil for a subtle statement and a plaster wall is as rich as it gets! See below for a remarkable decorative paint pattern on a wooden beamed ceiling.
Houston is home to some very creative painting resources. One of my faves is to the trade only, but you can get some one-on-one time with her by enrolling in her painting courses. Janie Ellis of Anything but Plain is the faux painter extraordinaire. She divides her time between teaching others to paint and occupying a scaffold! Check out http://www.anythingbutplain.com/ for info. A gorgeous, hand painted, pattern on a kitchen hood or a fireplace mantle sparks interest.
For a fun blog on faux painting check with the “Painted Groove Girl” at http://www.paintedgroove.blogspot.com/.
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