Historic Architecture Finishes, Traditional Faux & Mural Arts

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:

 Historic Replicated Faux Bois Woodgrain Paint Finish

Faux tiger maple wood grain hand applied surface finish on restored doors to match original faux bois door frames, for servants quarter wing, 1880s Mary Baker Eddy Historic House museum, Chestnut Hill, MA, General contractors: Consigli Construction

 Historic Faux Bois Woodgrain Finish Close Up Mary Baker Eddy House

Close-up, historic faux bois decorative finish hand applied restoration in the servants wing, Mary Baker Eddy Historic House museum, Chestnut Hill, MA, General Contractors; Consigli Construction


Faux Woodgrain Restoration On Historic Foyer Walls

Architectural finishes of faux wood grain on columns, pediments, and walls, restoration decorative painting for historic foyer, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA

Faux Woodgrain on Walls To Restore Original Look Inside Historic Building

Faux wood grain decorative paint finish restoration on historic foyer walls, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA 

 Colonial Antique Home Classic Checkerboard Floor Painting

Classic black and white checkerboard floor painting with a decorative finish ribbon border accenting the curved riser and newel post, National Register of Historic Places home, Cohasset, MA


Historic Ceiling Art Deco Stencil Restoration

Hand-painted and stencilled restoration of corresponding ceiling décor motifs to match original art deco architectural finishes, Bank of America, Brookline, MA

 Early American Style Custom  Hand Painted Mural

Hand-painted decorative mural art interprets client’s 19th century home and grounds in simplistic naif style, private residence, Middlesex County, MA

 Faux Marble Hand Painted Checkerboard floor Historic New England Antique Colonial

Faux marble painted checkerboard on original refurbished pine flooring, faux marble border in the style of itinerant decorative artists of the time, very old house, Rowley, MA

 Historic Stenciled Walls and Faux Marble Columns Church Interior

Hand-painted custom faux marble surface finish on columns, gilded color stars on rose background decorative painting mural art in the sanctuary panels, historic 1871 St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Builder: APC Services

Exterior Historic Sign Painting On Brick

Close-up of the massive scale hand-painted surface finish restoration of original lettering on the 1895 Met Warehouse, with shadowed decorative finish typeface, listed on the State Register of Historic Places, a redo for Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s adaptive reuse of the building to be the new home of its School of Architecture and Planning, and the Morningside Academy for Design, MIT, Cambridge, MA

 Historic Antique Marble Fireplace Color Refresh With Paint

Detail of faux marble surface finish on the bas-relief panels and columns, custom decorative finishes on what was green marble to create a lighter elegance for the mantlepiece element in historic Beacon Hill home, Boston, MA,  Interior design: David Ekizian

Historic Home Hand Painted Harlequin Diamond Floor Finish

Bighearted harlequin diamond decorative painting surface finish on original floorboards in early 19th century historic home, Coastal Massachusetts, Lisa Tharp Design

 Historic Victorian Home Burnished Venetian Plaster Doe Brown

Custom doe brown burnished veneziano decorative plaster walls, Junior League of Boston Show House, Nathaniel Topliff Allen Homestead, Newton, MA, FD Hodge Interiors

Brownstone Historic Custom Hand Painted Wide Stripe Wall Finish

A wide two-tone hand-painted stripe decorative surface finish given to the walls complementing the original handsome mahogany staircase, a Back Bay brownstone, formerly a Victorian era men’s club, Boston, MA

Historic Faux Granite Specialty Finish 

A faux stone granite decorative finish on the stairway half wall to match extant granite, in the Richardson Romanesque National Register of Historic Places Youth’s Companion Building, also known as the Pledge of Allegiance Building because the Pledge of Allegiance was written and published here, Boston, MA

Faux Granite Paint Finish  To Match Existing

Close-up of faux stone granite surface finish to stairway half wall, matching extant granite in the historical Youth’s Companion Building, Boston, MA

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