October 26th, 2009

High Style in High Point

My good friend, Barb Skivington, has undeniably one of the loveliest decorative finishing teaching studios in the whole country-Faux Works Studio in High Point, NC. Besides a state-of-the-art studio area, it also includes an elegant showroom full of interesting decorative treatments. Many of the featured treatments incorporate Modello patterns. Am I biased? Maybe. Are they fabulous? Definitely. Take a look…



Multiple Modern Allover patterns are worked into an allover metallic wall treatment. The tile idea is a great way to work in different patterns and slight color variations while maintaining a cohesive look, don’t you think??


This is one of our exclusive Marquetry patterns, MarqAll106 done on cork tiles in the coffee bar area. One of the benefits of staining pattern on unfinished cork tiles (as we did also in our showroom spaces at Modello Designs) is that you can do the pattern work prior to installation-much easier than working down on the floor!


An allover Eastern Lattice pattern, EasAll106, painted on a table in the teaching studio.


Some custom Typography to define different workshops and the unique finishes that Barb teaches.

Barb will be teaching one of her famous cabinet finishes classes here at our San Diego studio this November. The class is sold out, but you can find Barb teaching both at her own studio and other great studios around the country throughout the year-including a “date-to-be determined” back here in San Diego. Just check the Workshop page on the Faux Works Studio website.

4 Responses to “High Style in High Point”

  1. Thersa B Giffin Says:

    Not only is Barbs studio fabulous, she is a very gifted teacher.

  2. Gerri Says:

    I’m a homeowner who took several classes from her years ago. I’m dying to take more, but being a stay-at-home mom with 3 little ones, they will have to wait a while. She is a wonderful teacher. All of the finishes that she teaches are very high-end. Those pictures make me even more anxious to visit the studio. Thank you so much for posting them.

  3. Regina - Fauxology Says:

    It was such pleasure meeting Barb in person! LOVE her creativity and look forward to taking a class at her studio!

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