Venetian Plaster Articles

Venetian Plaster Articles

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Venetian Plaster and the Fifth Wall

Venetian Plaster and the Fifth Wall Have you ever heard of the Fifth Wall in Interior Decorating speak? Ceilings are the fifth wall. Ignored in the US, they’re usually left a bland and barren white. A good interior designer will take cues from the Europeans on good ceiling treatment. European Ceilings vs. US Ceilings Europeans almost always tint their ceilings, and whether they are a subtle color just lighter than the walls, or whether they make a bold statement, the…

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How long does Real Venetian Plaster last?

How Long Does Real Venetian Plaster Last?

How Long Does Real Venetian Plaster Last? How long does Real Venetian Plaster last? Well, the earliest reported mention of Venetian Plaster was in 1473 A.D. A building contract with the nuns of Santa Chiara of Murano Island, in Venice, Italy, called for Marmorino, which in Italian means “Little Marble”. Italian marble is one of the primary, indispensable ingredients of Real Venetian Plaster. In Italy, a building is not considered “old” unless it is at least 400 years old. Yes,…

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Real Venetian Plaster breakfast room - Brentwood TN Tennessee

REAL Venetian Plaster?

What is real Venetian Plaster? In Italy, it is simply called “stucco”. It is so common there that every hardware store or paint shop stocks the lime plaster (stucco) and its specialized tools. Lime plaster is the real Venetian Plaster – synthetics and faux plasters are a poor imitation. Real Venetian Plaster training We studied extensively in Italy and learned the art and craft of authentic Venetian Plaster, mastering the secret techniques that are the hallmarks of high quality Venetian…

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Veneziano Venetian Plaster Wine Room

Veneziano Venetian Plaster Wine Room Remember the musician who had us put Modern Mantovano Venetian plaster in his music room? He eventually decided that he wanted to have a Veneziano Venetian plaster wine room! Because red and gold are “his colors”, he wanted the wine room to be gold, with his beautiful antique ruby glass decanter set collection as accents against the gold walls. Veneziano dates from the Renaissance period, and is the most traditional Venetian Plaster wall finish. Venetian architects…

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Marmorino Old Wall Foyer

Marmorino Old Wall Foyer These Governor’s Club (Brentwood, TN) homeowners were looking for an unusual and authentic wall finish for their new home. They chose to have Plaster Artistry do their Marmorino Old Wall Foyer. Marmorino is a Venetian Plaster that is made of ground marble, giving your walls the same feel as a slab of stone. This finish is one that we developed for a well-known Belle Meade (Nashville) designer who wanted a unique Venetian Plaster finish for her…

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Venetian Plaster Dome – Stone and Metallic

Venetian Plaster Dome: Stone and Metallic In this beautiful, expensive home, the homeowners weren’t happy with the looks of the dome. It was dark and felt heavy, so in updating their home to a lighter, brighter look, they asked us what we could do with it. We suggested a Venetian Plaster dome. Metallic Venetian Plaster Dome featured in one of Nashville’s Top 10 most expensive homes Did I mention that this Venetian Plaster dome project was in one of Nashville’s…

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Venetian Plaster Project: Marmorino Old Wall Kitchen/Keeping Room

Venetian Plaster Project: Marmorino Old Wall in Kitchen/Keeping Room Remember the well-known Belle Meade (Nashville) Designer/Architect who wanted a unique Italian Plaster finish for her new Country French home? The Marmorino Old Wall that we developed for her is one of our most popular plasters. Keep reading, 🙂 this is an interesting story… We were contacted by a really nice couple from Newburgh, Indiana, who were visiting their daughter here in Nashville. They planned to build a new Country French…

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Mantovano Barrel Vault Ceiling Venetian Plaster

Mantovano Barrel Vault Ceiling: Venetian Plaster Take a look at the unique and intriguing organic pattern on this Mantovano barrel vault ceiling! It’s in the same home where we did the rustic double chimney Venetian Plaster finish. Mantovano Venetian Plaster finish, one of our signature Venetian Plaster finishes, dates back to the 11th century. Almost all Venetian plaster finishes have as a base ingredient lime putty, which is made from the local limestone. In Mantova, Italy, the limestones were pulled…

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