Historic Architectural Finishes

Decorative Arts History is the foundation of surface design today. With respect for preserving historic homes and buildings
Arteriors utilizes today's technology to recreate and preserve the architectural finishes of yesterday. Our expertise includes stencil recreation, faux wood graining, recreating wallpaper patterns, gold leaf application, decorative plaster work, marble, stone and brick trompe l’oeil finishes as well as historically accurate mural arts. Architects, designers and contractors rely on us for research and design of decorative work so that our work supports their restoration goals.
Historic Architectural Finishes Project Gallery:

Harlequin Floor Painting With Ribbon Border,

Residence Circa 1815, Cohasset, MA

stencil replication

 Original Art Deco Stencil Restoration,

Bank of America, Brookline, MA


 stencil wall finish

Stencil Wall Finish and Faux Marble on Columns

Stella Maris/St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Beverly, MA

Massive exterior sign painting recreates original sign painting from mid 1800's. Metropolitan Warehouse, Cambridge Historical Commission, Cambridge, MA



Bas Relief sections and columns in this antique marble fireplace were originally green marble. Arteriors painted these sections to create a more homogeneous and quiet statement for historic home on Beacon Hill, Boston, MA

David Ekizian Design


faux woodgrain bedroom walls

A historically correct faux wood grain is applied on original three hundred-year-old paneling. Historic Home Circa 1700


Burnished Veneziano Plaster in Doe Brown, Junior League of Boston Show House 2012, Nathaniel Allen House, Newton MA, Frank Hodge Interiors


Originally a men's club in Victorian Boston, this residence retains its ornamental mahogany staircase. A wide-stripe paint finish is applied to walls to respect the scale and period architecture. Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts

 

Large harlequin diamond floor painting retains the original surface of floor boards in historic home. Lisa Tharp Interiors.


Burnished and Waxed Veneziano Plaster on Residential Lobby Walls

Historic Residence, Back Bay, Boston, MA, Leslie Saul & Associates

Youth’s Companion Building, Boston, MA where we applied a faux granite finish on the stairway half wall to match existing granite.

Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the architects Hartwell and Richardson designed the building in a typical Richardsonian Romanesque style and it housed the Youth’s Companion, a publication that promoted the Pledge of Allegiance


Another photo of the Youth’s Companion Building, where we applied a faux granite finish on the stairway half wall to match existing granite.