Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Paint Night Party / Cocktails & Canvases

Since the spring Bella Terra Designs has added paint night parties to their services called, "Cocktails & Canvases."  "Paint Nite" or "Paint Night" parties are all the rage and understandably so ... you get together with your friends at a local bar, enjoy a "cocktail" or two, and create a work of art.  What could be more fun?!

"Cocktails & Canvases" is a step above the typical paint nite party because the experience occurs in either your home or a friend's home.  The host provides the cocktails and we provide the rest for a relaxed, fun evening.  We use quality paints and brushes, provide smocks and canvases.  Instruction and demonstration of the chosen painting is given and the instructor walks around the room assisting individuals with guidance as needed.  There is no rush to finish the painting as is sometimes the case at a bar.  Everyone goes home with a completed painting at the end of 2-3 hours.

Below are some pictures of past "Cocktails & Canvases" events.

An outside evening paint party.

An outside afternoon paint party.

Indoors having fun!

Just one of the autumn paintings to choose.

Check out my website for other autumn paintings to select from and to get more information for hosting an event.  
Hope to see you soon for a great evening!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Hand-painted Floor

In the decorative/faux finish line of work we get to see some amazing properties and stately old mansions on Long Island.

With this project we were in an adorable, original Chauffer's Cottage on one of the largest privately owned properties on Long Island. Truly a Gold Coast gem, its a neighbor of the Old Westbury Gardens. The Chauffer's Cottage is just full of charm, and all original floors and walls. This made finding anything straight very hard. Painting the floor pattern, with its two inch wide border was a challenge! Nothing is perfect and it fits right in with this charming home.

Bella Terra Designs, Inc.'s photo.  

For more photographs of completed hand-painted floor projects check out my website:

Monday, September 21, 2015

Autumn 2015

Can't believe that I haven't posted anything in a long time but life does get in the way ... 

There is so much to write about - our updated website, our newest addition to the services we offer  called, "Cocktails and Canvases," and some terrific projects (personal and professional).  Before I tell you all that has been happening I first want to share two photographs from one of our most recent completed projects at Bella Terra Designs.

This is from a terrace outside a master bedroom in Brooklyn.  

Isn't is amazing how a hand-painted rug can make an ordinary floor look great?

See more floors on my website.