We are excited to showcase another phenomenal artist, Caroline Lizarraga, for our Modern Mastery feature! We first encountered Caroline’s gorgeous work on Pinterest when we spied one of her Venetian Plaster fireplaces. She is based in San Francisco, California and has trained for her craft as far away as the cobble-stoned streets of Florence, Italy. She’s passionate about creating amazing interior environments and helping her clients find their own distinctive style. Whether it’s a boutique hotel in Napa Valley or a private residence, her approach is always the same: create a space that is authentic and magically artful. We had a chance to catch up with Caroline to talk all about her artistry, her inspirations and of course, her work with Modern Masters.
What is the most inspiring space or place you have visited?
My first reaction to that question is whichever project we are working on. We are very lucky to have clients who let us push the limits with ideas, so I am in a constant state of being inspired. If I had to choose one place though, I would say an old church we converted to a house. The ceilings were old tin and I used some Modern Masters Metallic Paints to bring back the luster. We also did a hot pink Modern Masters Venetian Plaster in the dining room. And finally used the Metal Effects Iron Paint, with a coat of black wax on the fireplace to look like inlaid black stone.
Modern Masters Venetian Plaster on the walls and Metallic Glaze on the tin tiled ceiling.
Modern Masters Venetian Plaster with stencil on a fireplace
Hmmmmmm. Break the rules and experiment! Sometimes my breakthrough ideas and finishes have come from layering materials that aren’t supposed to work together. I always practice on sample boards first of course. Also study what is happening in the design world. If malachite is all over the magazines, then I figure out how to achieve it.
We want to thank Caroline Lizarraga for sharing a bit of her gorgeous artistry with us! You can see more incredible work in her Online Collection, Twitter and Facebook Fan Page! It truly has been a pleasure to see some of the artistry created with our product lines! Be sure to catch more Modern Masters inspiration in our Facebook Fan Page and Pinterest boards! Have a great week!