Architectural Details We Envy: Decorative Plaster

Architectural Details We Envy: Decorative Plaster

Adrienne Breaux
Jul 28, 2010

072810plaster-01.jpg Though we love a gorgeous, simple and sleek modern home full of color, Mid-Century Modern furniture and not a lot of ornamentation, we also secretly love those fabulous details reserved for the most traditional of home styles.

With all the news about the Gulf, it sometimes seems like a lot of negative/sad attention is paid to Louisiana cities like New Orleans. That's why when we came across a article depicting a master plasterer Byron Veal and his gorgeous work, we knew we wanted to share.

Detailed, classic and unique, plasterwork is as varied as artwork, but we love the subtle way in which it increases the sophistication of a room. It seems sometimes that plasterwork divides design lovers into two camps: those who love it and those who think it's awful. The question is, is plasterwork only for traditional styled homes, or does it have a place in more modern and eclectic spaces? Could you ever mix modern furniture with a house full of traditional plasterwork?

We'd love to know if you are lucky (or unlucky, depending upon your opinion of plaster!) enough to have plasterwork in your home.

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Photos: Flickr member Dominic's pics licensed for use under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

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