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 [...]

By | April 27th, 2017|Categories: Painting Projects|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Faux Suede Technique

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

Office Happy

Our office pup has a nice napping spot. 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 [...]

By | March 28th, 2016|Categories: Care of Soul|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Office Happy

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 [...]

By | March 20th, 2016|Categories: Residential Interior Painting|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Take Time with Home Improvement

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 [...]

By | March 7th, 2016|Categories: Ceiling & Wall Repair|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on House Karma