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The Artistry of Venetian Plaster - Creating Beauty, One Room at a Time


From design to decor, Veneshe creates unique spaces brimming with personality and Italian charm, like the wine room we created for the 2011 Bucks County Designer House, or several country farmhouse renovations that featured beautiful old world Italian plaster techniques in gorgeous venetian plaster colors.  Some of our clients go a step further, and commission murals and trompe l'oeil painting on ceilings, floors and walls, or architectural decoration utilizing custom moldings and trims. We even create unique hand-crafted accessories utilizing mosaics, carpentry and decorative accents.

From humble beginnings as ShePaintsEtc, a woman owned painting and contracting business , to our focus as Veneshe Master Venetian Plastering on bringing authentic Venetian plaster finishes to life, we take delight in creating places of beauty and sharing our passion for old world artistry with our students and clients, like Ed Dille from Langhorne, who writes:

"ShePaints is perhaps the most understated business name in history! SheTransforms even falls short. These ladies transcend the reality that you think is possible and deliver finishes that defy discretion, and win awards! We've worked with them on multiple projects over a five year period and cannot imagine anyone else coming close to what they achieve! And no, we are not related..."

Another customer, Anne from Maryland dreamed of having Venetian plaster in her home. We created a custom finish using FirmoLux imported Marmorino in two different formulations to add amazing depth and movement to the walls of her foyer and living room, and added a touch of trompe l'oeil decoration for a beautiful finishing touch. Anne writes:

"I am still sitting here staring at my walls in shear amazement of your talents... Having walls that look like this is the best Christmas present I could ever ask for. 'Talent works - genius creates.'"

While we wouldn't go so far in describing our work as genius, we're truly flattered by the rave reviews. It's really all about being passionate about what we do, and loving the act of creating beauty for others. Our love of Italy inspires us; it colors our imagination and our plasters. The smell of the lime plaster we use is intoxicating - it evokes the natural landscape of Italy and the terrain from which it comes. We love that our plasters are "Green" - natural, eco-friendly and authentic, and enjoy teaching our clients and students to notice and appreciate the difference between synthetic plasters and the real thing.  (Once you get to know the difference between authentic and faux, all those bad joint compound walls with sloppy color washes and faux polished plaster finishes that feel almost rubbery to the touch are immediately obvious.)

Whether we work on a single wall, or are entrusted with a whole house, we enjoy the process of working with our clients from start to finish, suggesting wall colors, plaster textures and other architectural and decorative elements that makes ordinary spaces extraordinary. With skills that extend well beyond plastering to include painting, tiling and mosaics, carpentry and design, we can offer a full range of comlimentary services that reduce the need for additional contractors (and we have a strong referral network of craftsmen, designers and other Italian plaster applicators if we need to scale).  At the end of the day, you're likely to find us "on the wall," trowels in hand, humming an old Sinatra tune, doing the work we love, happy to receive compliments like this one, from Deanne from Saucon Valley:

"The beautiful finished work Lori did in our living room and foyer was beyond our wildest dreams! She is a master artist! She worked with us to pick a look for our condo, suggesting elegant colors that flowed through the open floor plan and pulled the whole together, and even suggesting harmonious colors and furnishing styles that gave us a designer look. The amazing thing is how the plaster is transformed from crude beginnings to an incredibly gorgeous result! To say we are pleased is an understatement."

Have a wall, a ceiling, a room, a home or business that could use a little transformation? We're your go-to gals -- call us today!



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