[EPISODE] Puttin’ On The Ritz
David begins tonight’s show pondering how decoration is central to what it is to be human. He finds inspiration in how artists have made decorative art throughout the world and across the centuries. From Renaissance art to graffiti murals, David discusses how art designs from many periods influence designers today and will continue to influence future generations.
David is joined by Justin and Bill from PS Finishes. Bill and Justin begin by teaching us the difference between what it means to be an artist and an artisan. Justin and Bill share their personal ideas on beauty and where they see beauty in their own homes. Bill explains how decorative finishes transforms a space. Justin shares the excitement of creating extraordinary art in ordinary spaces.
Bill and Justin discuss Venetian plaster and the techniques they use working with this medium. They delve into glazing and its history as a motif in interior design. The conversation moves to stenciling and a project where Justin and Bill used stenciling to recreate a beautiful pattern on a client’s ceiling.
Justin and Bill take questions from the listeners and offer their insight. They break down their process in creating patterns and how they work on a project. Justin teaches about faux graining and techniques to layer effectively. Bill and Justin conclude by sharing the recent trends in decorative art and how they have incorporated them into their work.