Author Archive for Angela

Scrollwork

Quality is all in the details.  A recent exterior project featured an exquisitely detailed, antique, hand-carved scrollwork.  This piece demanded extreme care, a steady hand, and a delicate touch.  Such old, handmade features of homes are treasures, and we do our part to preserve this special part of New England’s architectural history and charm. Although […]

Flower Bouquet

It is amazing what a flower bouquet and thoughtfulness can do.  One of our company’s strengths and source of great pride is that our painters are a very caring group of people.  Our team has a unique perspective on our customers’ daily lives as they share our clients’ spaces every day.  They are often present […]

Big Project, Short Deadline

Recently we had the opportunity to work on a project with a deadline as short as the project was big.  We began the one-week job early one Friday morning at the Ritz Millennium Residences.  On that first day, we realized we would need more than the three team members we assigned to the project.  As […]

Box of Color: Color Consultation

Expert color consultation is one of the quality services we provide for our clients.  Recently, we discovered a new color consultation toolkit from Sherwin Williams.  It is an all-in-one box of color that we affectionately call “The Suitcase of Fun” because, after all, choosing colors for your home is fun.  The Suitcase of Fun includes […]

Surpass Expectations

It is our goal to surpass expectations.  Recently, we helped a Sudbury client save a unique and cherished piece of furniture.  She was not aware that we could help her as we were initially charged with repainting some areas and repairing water damaged surfaces.  As we were walking through her home noting the color changes […]

Office Happy

We recently took time to take care of our office, to create some “office happy”.  At Larkin Painting, our mission is to help clients care for their homes, creating a space of happiness, calm and contentment.  It was beyond time for us to give our office home some care and attention.  We were too busy, […]

Take Time with Home Improvement

The home improvement show, This Old House, is a good example of what it can mean to take time with your home improvement or remodel.  Home upgrades, improvements, and remodels don’t happen overnight even though many people wish for a quick fix.  Sometimes projects are delayed for technical reasons such as drying time.  When the […]

The Chimney Project

As the brightness of Spring approaches peeling off the duller days of Winter, we start to notice areas of our homes that present recurring challenges and need special care and attention.  For one client, his chimney had presented an unpleasant, annual challenge.  It became The Chimney Project.  Despite the homeowner’s diligence, effort and expense, the […]

House Karma

House Karma-have you heard of it?  Recently, we spent over two weeks repairing and repainting water damaged surfaces in an enormous, beautiful, old building in Chestnut Hill.  One afternoon, Christine spent some time talking about the building’s challenges with the owner.  The building, which is also the home of the owner’s yoga retreat, has three […]

An Eye for Detail

At Larkin Painting, we have an eye for detail.  Customers ask us to help bring their vision for their home into reality. To do that, we have to see the details.  We use the eye of a camera as one tool for evaluating what services our customers need for their homes.  However, our best seeing […]