Glossy Gloss Gloss

There seem to be a ton of new construction homes around these parts.  Other parts as well, I just notice where I live. Obvi.  Often, with new construction comes lack of detail or builder grade finishes.  But, at the same time that often means very smooth, flat walls with little flaws that would be PERFECT for s little high gloss / lacquer treatment!

I would have loved to use some crazy high gloss in my apartment, but with plaster walls and a less than perfect finish it would just highlight every tiny flaw on the older than old walls. But I sure can day dream about glossy walls and maybe that fun client who will let me go glossy crazy on their walls

Steven Gambrel, Time and Place. Photo by Eric Piasecki

Christina Murphy via House Beautiful

MMR Interiors
Lonny Mag

Miles Redd

Home of Jackie Astier via Elle Decor, photo by Eric Piasecki

Phoebe Howard


Thom Filicia
Kristen Kelli Design via Veranda, photo by Max Kim-Bee
 design by Veronica Swanson Beard via Harpers Bazaar, photo by Ditte Isager
Tell me, would you like glossy walls in your home?


Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I'll have to dream along with you as my walls are plaster as well. I would take some shine in a second if I could!

Ashley said...

They sure are gorgeous! The shine surely shows off the bold colors in each room.

By the way, I'm loving your new spruce-up here!

Jeannine | The Small and Chic Home said...

There are times when I think I would love them...maybe if I had a parlor or a little powder room. I worry that they demand things to be really dressed up and I wouldn't be able to change styles with them.

The people who have them don't worry about such things, of course. :)

Kim said...

YES!! Trying to figure out when and where. The Kips Bay Showhouse this year was FULL of these glossy walls and ceilings. I am on a mission!! xo

Interior Design Musings said...

I'm totally with you on this! You have some fabulous examples of it too! yum. M.

C a i t l i n said...

I love the glossy. I wonder how durable the surface is. If it ages well it's probably worth the investment, I mean who couldn't live with those walls forever!

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

Yes to glossy! and I love your blog reno! Looks great!

Unknown said...

Heck yes! Don't think its gonna happen up in here, tho. : (

pve design said...

I had pear green high gloss in my old kitchen and loved it but it is a bit like nail polish, I get bored and crave change, in spite of it being fun~