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Linda Gale Boyles is the Creative Director and Owner of Southern Inspirations. It’s the studio she founded in her home in 1993 as a way of following her dreams and pursuing her artistic leanings. Her business benefited from a Business Communications degree from Georgetown College, and she soon moved into a beautiful studio. Creating her own signature finishes after taking art and finishing classes around the world, she began focusing on furniture design and surface treatments as well as the pursuit of cutting edge products and techniques. We’re thrilled to showcase her versatile Modern Masters projects, encompassing walls, ceilings and her signature furniture treatments.
Combining both a Royal Design Studio stencil and our Metallic Paint Collection, Linda designed and painted a unique dresser with handblown knobs and killer legs. Do you like the sneak peek inside the drawers, too?
VENETIAN Plaster creates a contemporary wall finish in Linda’s hands. Beautiful design and floor to complement!
What is the most inspiring place you have visited?
The Vatican and the Sistine Chapel. Artistically, I don’t think there is any other place on earth where there is more art in one place. It is so awe-inspiring and the beauty is unspeakable.
Venetian Plaster in a fresh yet calm green color scheme graces the dining room walls while a Glazed Silver Metallic Paint finish on the ceiling complements it beautifully. Wonderful palette and design!
Our Metallic Paint was used to create the chic striped wall treatment as well as stencil the patterns within the stripes. Gorgeous! Linda also created and designed the striking mirror.
What is your favorite Modern Masters finish?
It is a finish that I created called Old World Metallic. We cross hatch 2 colors of Metallic Paint and let it dry. Then we glaze and pit or watermark it. We do this on furniture and ceilings and clients love it! It looks like beaten or aged metal.
Linda’s Old World Metallic Finish with our Metallic Paint Collection graces a bedroom ceiling. What do you think of the whimsical headboard she designed?
What is your dream finishing project?
I have many! I have designed many pieces of furniture and am in the process of looking for a manufacturer. Also, I would love to create furniture finishes for a furniture company. There is nothing like transforming a furniture piece into something a client could only dream of. I think furniture is useful sculpture.
Linda designed and finished this multi-color wall treatment with our VENETIAN PLASTER. It’s chic and the colors add incredible interest to the space.
Linda certainly has an eye for beautiful color combinations with a creative twist. We love her fresh take on mixing patterns and finishes on all surfaces! Her studio is able to accommodate custom orders and designs for virtually any furniture project so please be sure to visit her Southern Inspirations website if you’d like to learn more. Don’t forget to also pin and share these amazing Modern Masters projects. Many thanks to Linda for sharing them with us!