Wood and Plaster in Silver Lake

Wood and Plaster in Silver Lake

Check out this gorgeous piece of work by Delta Design Build and Naturalwalls.  Wood and natural plaster love each other!

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A Classical Entrance in Brentwood – Part 2

A Classical Entrance in Brentwood – Part 2

The finish plaster has been applied to the traditional ashlar stone installation that we introduced in our last post.  All of the elements were hand formed in our studio or shaped in place.

This project has been a particularly interesting challenge that combines architectural history, traditional materials and classical skills into a beautiful result.  Take a look at the before and after photos at the end of the post.

 

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A Flamingo in Eagle Rock

A Flamingo in Eagle Rock

Naturalwalls was called in to create a bright color scheme that the usual stucco blends weren’t able to capture.  Most cement based exterior stucco is limited to a range of earth pigments that keep the color options fairly sedate.  This particular client was looking for weathered “flamingo pink” over a base of sea foam green.

It took some back and forth with custom formulations but we eventually arrived at what is one of the most brightly colored projects that we’ve had the pleasure of working on.  The people across the valley must have wondered what was going on when one day the house was green and the next it was pink.

Natural lime plaster hardens more slowly than cement.  This allowed us to apply pink over green and then return the next day to scrape the pink back here and there to give it that authentic old plaster feel that faux finishes just can’t match.

 

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A Classical Entrance in Brentwood

A Classical Entrance in Brentwood

Naturalwalls is half way through a decorative plaster project on a home in Brentwood.  We are employing a traditional French technique called “Stuc Pierre” which is used to create intricate, classical molding shapes like those you may have seen in that 17th century chateau that you visited last summer.

We are using our own blend of St. Astier natural lime plaster and limestone aggregates which allows us to shape and cut the final surface for that old world look.  The project will eventually include a classical “entablature” of cornice, frieze, and stone architrave.  Stay tuned for more photos as the project progresses.

 

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Blue Stone Bathtub

Blue Stone Bathtub

Lime plaster bathtub and unbelievable stone!

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Topanga Canyon Bath

Topanga Canyon Bath

This built in tub and shower incorporates natural lime plaster and sealer to achieve a seamless look for a house in the canyon.

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Monterey Style in San Marino

Monterey Style in San Marino

Natural lime plaster and sealers were used to achieve this built-in bath and vanity in a Monterey style home in San Marino.

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Luxe Magazine Features Naturalwalls House

Luxe Magazine Features Naturalwalls House

Check out this gorgeous spread in Luxe Magazine about a house that we installed American Clay in last year.

 

Canyon Calm Santa Monica

Canyon Calm Santa Monica

Naturalwalls worked with Pasadena based architectural firm Bilden on this exquisitely soothing home in the canyon country of Santa Monica.  We applied American Clay in a neutral shade that blends perfectly with the subtle color palette.  The surfaces have patina and presence without upstaging the setting.  Clay plaster adds to the sense of calm because it naturally generates negative ions as the material interacts with the humidity in the room air.

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Exterior Resurfacing in Pasadena

Exterior Resurfacing in Pasadena

One of the services that Naturalwalls provides is exterior resurfacing of stucco that is in need of an update for aesthetic or technical reasons. This house in Pasadena is a good example. Built in the 1980’s, the walls had been coated with an extreme blow on texture that obscured the clean modern lines. We recently refinished the structure with a natural lime stucco and two shades of custom green.

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