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Using Venetian Plaster in Bay Area with Guest blogger, Laura Martin Bovard !

Using Venetian Plaster in Bay Area with Guest blogger, Laura Martin Bovard

Beyond Paint Color-Accenting with Venetian Plaster

You knew your painter could paint the walls with low voc paint and strip wall paper to add fresh new color but did you know he can also enhance the beauty of your interior by creating special finishes or applying paint to unexpected surfaces? One aspect of our full service interior design firm is color consultations. Many clients call us in to select a color palette for painting the walls colors that flow well together and will go with their furnishings but there are so many other possibilities. Imagine if you looked beyond painting the walls and went for some of the ideas listed below that we have used successfully. Most people aren’t aware of how using creative applications and artful finishes can create dramatic impacts that result in elegant and beautiful finishes that have shine, movement, texture and rhythm that come from properly using Venetian Plaster. When applied expertly it can transform a room, when attempted by a novice it can go awry quickly.

Accent a fireplace with Venetian Plaster

This room is successful because we layered it with a variety of finishes and textures that flow well together to create an elegant, warm and cohesive look for this master bedroom. The young family appreciates having a space where they can connect in comfort and enjoy the beauty of their well composed room. The main focus of the room is the fireplace which is beautifully framed by a Venetian Plaster wall. The Venetian plaster has a subtle metallic imbedded into the bronze pigment which reflects light beautifully and creates a grounded foundation for the 18th Century French limestone fireplace. This technique requires skill and experience and can be achieved by hiring an experienced painter who specializes in custom finishes like Venetian Plaster.

Whether our clients seek an aesthetic uplift or a complete redesign, for a stately Spanish Mediterranean in Piedmont, or a modern high rise condominium in San Francisco, Laura Martin Bovard Interiors provides innovative design solutions in harmony with the architecture of each residence and reflective of the personality of each individual client. As part of our service we work in tandem with MB Jessee Painting to select harmonious color palettes that enhance the beauty and architecture for your home and create uplifting and comforting environments.

Give us a call if you are considering making any changes to your home interior, we'd love to share more ideas with you!

Laura Martin Bovard Interiors

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Customer Reviews

“MB Jessee just finished our exterior and we couldn't be happier with our experience. The foreman (Pedro) and lead painter (Ricardo) were incredible to work with: they communicated scheduling clearly, Ricardo was a joy to be around every day, the showed up early every day, were incredibly tidy and did great paint work. The final walk through experience was incredible. Pedro pointed out items I missed demonstrating a clear desire to complete another quality project. I highly recommend them. As others have noted they definitely aren't the cheapest but you quickly realize that you're getting what you pay for. The 3 year guarantee is also a nice touch since there are likely touch up items that will show up after the job is done.”

— Joshua Jansen

“The completed 'Client Satisfaction Survey' we sent in only modestly reflects our total satisfaction with the work. As a retired small business owner, I compliment you on setting 'best practices' that are consistently followed. Everything described in your marketing materials was a reality! The crew is a super bowl team and our neighbors commented on how quiet they were. We are very happy to be a client of MB Jessee.”

— Richard
Orinda

“Julie, by the way, I have never been so impressed with the service of a painting job before! It was like magical elves came and painted our walls without us having to do a thing! It looks amazing and just wanted to let you know how happy we are. Thanks”

— Anja
Piedmont

“Julie,Just to let you know I am very appreciative of your crew catching the plumbing/mold problem. It was very astute of them. I wanted to let you know that again your crew has done excellent work here, please pass this along to Mr. Jessee. There are some bumps in the road here, but the painting and your crew has not been one of them. Their work is the only thing going right currently, and this crew is very nice and respectful. It is much appreciated. Thank you again.”

— Beth
Oakland

“Charles finished yesterday and did a fantastic job. We really enjoyed meeting Charles and having him in our home. He is a great guy in addition to his attention to detail in his work, the protection of our floors, walls and furnishings, and his overall interaction with us both. I would be pleased to recommend him to any of my clients.”

— Ken Morrison
Oakland

“Matt, Julie & Ricardo, I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank the three of you for the wonderful job you did in hosting the SFBA NARI Chapter Meeting on Wednesday evening. Everything was perfect from beginning to end. Members and guests alike walked away with a truly positive experience. The "painter for a day" and the cookies in the paint cans were an absolute brilliant touch and received rave reviews. What a wonderful way to do such positive marketing. Thanks again for a truly memorable experience for our members and guests. You are valued as a NARI member.”

— Judy Tufo, SFBA NARI Executive Director

“I love the article in the paper on your company. Thank you for supporting our community by painting at the Claremont Middle School. Thanks!”

— Carla Banks

“Many thanks to Rigoberto and Damon and the extraordinary team who transformed my castle in the skies.They are magicians. I appreciate their work very much.”

— Kathleen A
San Francisco

“It was a great experience working with MB Jessee. The crew was careful and thorough as they painted the house, sealed stucco cracks, repaired dry-rotted wood, stained the deck, etc. Robert, Gersson, Jose, and all of the people involved in the process from the estimate to the job completion were friendly and professional.”

— Mike C.
Livermore, CA

“Dear Matt,You must be so proud of your men! They were fantastic to have around. Polite, courteous and hardworking. I am so pleased with the outcome of our home--in fact, I couldn't be any more pleased than I am!”

— Mrs. S
San Leandro

“In September, MBJessee finished painting two sides of our 3-story condominium building (six owners). We were impressed by the professionalism of the company and every one of its workers, Matt Jessee couldn't have been more helpful in planning the project. His painters were well-trained, easy to communicate with and eager to please. In addition to painting the stucco, they made extensive repairs on windows and frames, which will save us considerable money in the future. They finished earlier than anticipated, with as many as five men working on the job, and the scaffolding came down the next day. All of us were delighted with the results. Now my husband and I are looking forward to having MB Jessee paint our own apartment later this month. Matt and Gustavo (who will be our crew leader again) have explained how they will work to make the painting proceed smoothly while we're living here, and they have been endlessly patient with our protracted decision-making process. If you look at their website, you'll learn that MB Jessee is an exemplary company that takes good care of its workers as well as its customers, and contributes public service projects to the community. All in all, we can't recommend MB Jessee highly enough.”

— Jayne W.
San Francisco, CA

“My entire experience with MB Jesse was very professional. The crew were very friendly and super accommodating of my ridiculous schedule and geriatric pets in the house. The finished product, which was pretty much my entire house, far exceeds my expectations. Would definitely work with them again!”

— Heather Jordan