August 13th, 2010

Sparkling Susan Bickford

I have blogged here before about Susan Bickford and her decorative finishing business, Singing Walls. Susan is a wonderful, regular customer of Modello Designs whose work has been featured extensively in our inspirational “idea” books, Modello by Design-Inspiring Interiors from Artists’ Portfolios. Susan recently sent me photos of a fabulous ceiling project that, unfortunately, came too late to make it into the most recent book. Fortunately though, it’s NEVER too late for a blog post!


Susan worked with one of our talented graphic designers, Michelle, to customize our popular EasPan114 pattern, which features classic Japanese plum blossom branches, for a bedroom ceiling. You can see how well she coordinated to the colors to the drapery material in the room in the shot above.


As an added touch, Susan and her friend Elaine Castronova added 100′s of sparkling, Swarovski crystal to accent the flower petals.


Some of the photos of Susan’s work which DID make it into the recent book show the heights that she will go to in order to add a pattern that will compliment an architectural feature! Shown here, OrnCen164 in a dome-topped stairwell.


EasPan102 used for a fabulous striped treatment by Susan, along with another decorative artist, Lorna Soble.


Above, a motif pulled from our Ornamental Panel Collection was used in pie shaped dome. I particularly love this photo because it represents how much impact you can get just by using a fairly simple and enexpensive Modello pattern. It’s hard to imagine that this space would have even a fraction of the visual interest it does without the bold contrast of colors and design.

Click here for more information about Modello by Design-Inspiring Interiors from Artists’ Portfolios, Volume 2

PS It just so happens that today, August 13, is Susan’s birthday. Happy Birthday Susan!!

6 Responses to “Sparkling Susan Bickford”

  1. Julie Stonehouse Says:

    Happy Birthday to Susan and what a great tribute to her work! Beautiful! ~Julie

  2. Gerri Says:

    Breathtaking =)

  3. Regina - Fauxology Says:

    Love both their work — and they are such great women to boot. The crystals make a stunning Modello and finish even that much better. Bravo!

  4. stencil helen Says:

    I recognise those fabulous stripes from the Modello by Design book Vol 2. Very handsome. The cherry branch is so pretty. Modello book volume 3 perhaps? Lovely work Susan.

  5. Fiona Says:

    Just beautiful… Nice work!

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