Modern Mastery: Melanie Kershner of Beaux-Arts

Melanie Kershner of Beaux-Arts Classic Products | Modern Mastery Feature on the Modern Masters Blog

Melanie Kershner of Beaux-Arts Classic Products

Beaux-Arts Classic Products is a family-owned company that designs and manufactures gorgeous architectural products. We were excited to have a chance to speak to Melanie Kershner, one of the studio partners, and an artist and designer in her own right. Beaux-Arts Classic Products are created from historic master designs that are scanned and manipulated in 3D software. They are then cast in urethane resin and finished with our Metallic Paint Collection. The Beaux-Arts motto is ‘Classical Solutions for Modern Intrusions’ and it’s a lovely way to bring historic and classic design to contemporary spaces. They also work with many decorative painters and provide quite a few ingenious options for them, such as the versatile wall panel kits in various design styles for framing murals and hand painted canvas panels. We’ve seen their incredible work with our Metallic Paints and thought to showcase their beautiful products and artistry with you.

Paneled Walls using several Modern Masters Metallic Paint colors | Project and Ornamental Designs by Beaux-Artes Classic Products | Modern Mastery Feature

Melanie says, “Modern Masters is an integral part of our business; being used for product finishes, creating custom canvas panels and for our custom design services. We offer decorative painting services which often include both products.” One such project is this stunning space with their Louis XIV wall panels featuring a damask pattern within. Both the wall and panels use several of our Metallic Paint colors, including Pale Gold, Champagne, Teal, and Silver.

Lovely Ceiling Medallion finished with Modern Masters Olympic Gold and Pearl Metallic Paint | Beaux-Artes | Modern Mastery Feature

Their concierge design service for ornamentation is perfect for when creating elegant finishes for the ceiling ornamentation that they sell. This incredible hand painted closet has a lovely customized Shell Ceiling Medallion finished with Pearl White and Olympic Gold Metallic Paint. “Olympic Gold is my favorite go-to gold that works well with aging glazes and highlights. It makes a beautiful Platinum Gold when paired with Warm Silver as the highlight and is a perfect antique gold when aged with a raw umber glaze.”

Ornamentation of fireplace and built-in by Beaux-Artes Classic Products were all finished with Modern Masters Olympic Gold and an aging glaze | Modern Mastery Feature

Using Modern Masters Metallic Paints to paint and enhance ornamental details for cabinet doors, fireplaces, doors, windows and walls | Modern Mastery Feature: Beaux-Artes Classic Products

Cabinet doors, fireplaces, regular doors, and windows can also be graced with their ornamental designs. Here, the ornamentation was finished with Olympic Gold Metallic Paint and a raw umber aging glaze.

Wall Panels with Murals and Ornamental Designs | Modern Masters Metallic Paints | Modern Mastery Feature: Beaux-Artes Classic Products

Wow! Here, the Georgian Architectural Wall Panel has a Pale Gold Metallic Paint finish with a gray glaze. The hand painted panel background is an aged Pearl White Metallic Paint with the design also painted in the Pale Gold and Gray Glaze combo.

Girls Room | Walls sprayed with Modern Masters Champagne Metallic Paint to match the satin background of the fabric | Canvas Panels and Crown Molding have a Pearl Metallic Paint background with Pharaoh's Gold | Modern Mastery: Beaux-Artes

The French Renaissance Wall Panels are so beautiful in this room. The wall panel layout includes all the doors! The walls were sprayed with Champagne Metallic Paint to match the satin background of the fabric. The canvas panels have a Pearl White and Pharaoh’s Gold Metallic Paint background. The same combination is used on the crown molding.

Powder Room with Faux Pietre Dure Panels with Venetian Plaster | Modern Masters | Project by Beaux-Artes Classic Products

This luxe and elegant powder room is the most memorable, challenging and rewarding project for Melanie. “We created pietra dura panels using Venetian Plaster to match the marble console for the sink,” she shares. “We also refinished the console with Olympic Gold Metallic Paint, which was used on all the molding as well.” Pietra dura is the art of using cut and fitted ornamental pieces to create images – you can see the images within the panels below the baseboard. It’s an incredible decorative art and they did it so well.

Aren’t their products and artistry incredible? Please be sure to look over the Beaux-Arts Classic Products website to see all the beautiful ornamental solutions they offer. One of our faves is their elegant and attractive decorative grilles. Keep up with Beaux-Arts on their Facebook fan page and Pinterest, too! Many, many thanks to Melanie Kershner for sharing her time with us for this feature. You can always catch her creative musings and design inspired posts on her blog, Classical Addiction. Have an inspired day!

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