Friday, August 12, 2011

Venetian Plastering

Venetian plaster has been around for centuries. I am enjoying the various sophisticated looks of Venetian plaster that have evolved.

The super reflective has its place and in this elegant curved ceiling hall, it really opens up the space.

This version is also shiny, but the deep rust color warms the walls in this more contemporary decor. 

John Saladino has single-handedly popularized the scratch or brown coat version of the plaster. It's one of my favorite looks and is very versatile. 

Tadelakt, the traditional plaster in Morocco, is beautiful with its amazing depth. It is also extremely labor intensive.

Venetian plaster is not restricted to solid walls- placing a pattern within it sure adds interest.

Metallic plasters feature a soft reflection, much like velvet. 

Which version do you prefer?



  1. Hi Anne I think i like the velvety one ! just catching uo on reading back fro whizzing around the uk have a great weekend Love fay xx

  2. Hello Anne,
    Ooohh we love them all. However, we will take the first arch and in our home! One of our favorites is Salindo's work!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Renee and Angela

  3. I am a big fan of plaster..all of the homes I've owned had plaster on the walls...I'm also liking the shiny plaster and may have to try that in my next home...gorgeous pics..

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