Stripes! Bringing Bold Excitement to a Young Girl’s Bedroom

All the stripes are painted! We recently had the pleasure of working with Sue Feinberg, interior designer and owner of A Better Way Redesign. She created a bold and playful design for a young girl's room. We enjoy partnering with this firm and always look forward to working on their design projects. They create elegant [...]

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Metallics and Stripes: Painting Techniques

Warm metallic ceiling Recently, a client decided to use metallic colored paint and bold stripes in the bedrooms of their home. Over the years, we have found that many clients enjoy using bold patterns and unique colors. This approach to home design is a brilliant and singular way for clients to express their personalities. After a [...]

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Paint: Oil-based and Water-based

Oil and water-based paints, what are the differences?  Manufacturers classify paint by its binder.  Water-based paint usually contains latex or vinyl as a binder.  They are commonly called latex paints.  Binders solidify the paint so that it will cover surfaces like a film.  Alkyd or oil-based paint has a synthetic (alkyd) oil binder or natural oil binder such as linseed oil.  [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: House Painting|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Paint: Oil-based and Water-based

Faux Suede Technique

Have you ever wanted to try the faux suede technique for your walls? Many people use faux painting technique to express their personality or to enhance a theme of their home, or the particular room in their home. This decorative technique has been used and treasured since antiquity. One of the most famous faux painting [...]

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Cabinet Conversion

Doors Cabinet conversion is one of the best ways to update your kitchen.  We found ourselves back at Millennium Place in downtown Boston recently.  Our client had a beautiful kitchen, but wanted an update. Preparing the space The cabinets were too darkly stained for the luxurious, bright look the homeowner envisioned. [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|Categories: Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Cabinet Conversion

Painting in Millennium Tower

We are painting in Millennium Tower!  For the past several months, we have had the pleasure of painting in Boston’s newest and most exclusive, high-rise condominiums.  Located near Downtown Crossing and the Financial District, Millennium Tower is Boston’s tallest residential building.  We are honored and excited to work on this landmark project.  At six hundred [...]

By | August 28th, 2016|Categories: Commercial Interior Painting|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Painting in Millennium Tower

Color Harmony: The Ping Pong Edition

  We recently helped our clients use color harmony to transform their neutral-hued basement into a colorful 'arena' and gathering place.  The family are great fans of ping pong tournaments played between father and son.  Unfortunately, the ping pong balls would get lost in play.  The cream-colored walls perfectly camouflaged the balls as they sailed [...]

By | June 26th, 2016|Categories: Color Consultation|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Color Harmony: The Ping Pong Edition

May Soul Guide Your Work

Soul guides our work.  At Larkin Painting, we talk about how taking care of your environment supports care of soul.  But soul also supports and guides us in our daily lives and in the work that we do.  We are craftspeople.  We delight in transforming homes, in bringing out the character and unique qualities of [...]

By | May 16th, 2016|Categories: Residential Exterior Painting|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on May Soul Guide Your Work

Big Project, Short Deadline

Intricate paintwork on built-in cabinetry 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 [...]

By | April 18th, 2016|Categories: Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Big Project, Short Deadline

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 [...]

By | April 11th, 2016|Categories: Color Consultation|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Box of Color: Color Consultation