Marbling is the best known of all faux stone effects in the specialist decorator’s repertoire. However, we can emulate virtually any stone, adding texture and variety to both traditional and contemporary interiors. Our popular stone effects include fossilized stone, limestone, granite, slate, onyx, malachite and sandstone.
In addition to recreating the look of stone, we offer “stone blocking”. This trompe l’oeil technique creates the illusion of a constructed wall, complete with mortar joints and chamfered edges. It is popular for hallways, stairwells and entrances — or wherever you want the illusion of a built wall. It imparts a look of antiquity and grandeur, transforming common areas from the mundane into the grand, and conveying a sense of presence and solidity.
Stone blocking and faux stone finishes are a useful solution when the cost and weight of using real stone would be impractical. Our finishes can be fine and polished, or rough hewn and granular. We can also replicate the appearance of fossilized stone, or stone with veins of sparkling crystal or gold, in addition to the elaborate patterns found in decorative stones like breccias and travertines.
Nicola Thwaites Specialist Decorating provides bespoke paint finishes and a wide range of faux finishes that are suitable for period decoration, modern interiors, and repairs to existing specialist decorating schemes. Our services include colour washes and traditional colour glazes, marbling, wood graining, stone blocking, gilding, fresco finishes, decorative painting, textured paint finishes, painted decorative plaster, and more.
Feel free to contact us regarding your project. We are based in London and Sussex and work regionally and in Europe.
We work with interior designers, architects, and private clients.