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Michelle Bergman
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Recently a family member became a dad for the first time. Baby Thomas was a complete miracle, and I wanted to give the family something special for baby's room. Of course, being an artist, something handmade is always my first... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Michelle's Design Works
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How many of us are living with built-in bookcases that we love for the added storage, but dislike for their looks? That's exactly what a recent client has been doing for years and years. They had useful bookcases flanking both... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at Michelle's Design Works
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Yesterday I had the exciting opportunity of having some of my verre eglomise art glass pieces installed at a new gallery. Lighting Efx recently opened a new addition to their lighting store in Cincinnati where they are handling specialty lighting,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at Michelle's Design Works
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A client recently called me after having purchased a new corner hutch at a furniture store that was perfect for her dining room space. The only problem was the color and finish were not so perfect in coordinating with the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at Michelle's Design Works
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Last week I had the pleasure of working in a master bathroom with a color that I rarely work with – purple. I don’t have a “before” picture, but the room started with a contemporary printed wallpaper. Rather than going... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2012 at Michelle's Design Works
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Late last fall I came across some cool stencil designs on Etsy by Olive Leaf Stencils. Many were oversized and different than anything I’ve seen available before. Two that I particularly loved were an art deco style floral border and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at Michelle's Design Works
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It’s been a long while since I’ve updated the ole’ blog, not because I’ve been lounging around and eating bonbons, but because I haven’t taken the time in between projects to do computer work. It’s high time I catch up... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at Michelle's Design Works
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I’ve been surfing the ‘net for ideas for a new client and have come across stencils and decorative ideas that use traditional icons in an oversized way to give them a contemporary feel. Love this tone-on-tone, large paisley design. It’s... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2011 at Michelle's Design Works
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How fun is it to have a glitzy powder room? I love taking a small room like that and making it big and dramatic. Here’s a peek into a lovely townhome I recently worked in. The view was fantastic, looking... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2011 at Michelle's Design Works
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Back at the beginning of the year, I said that I wanted to update my kitchen island with paint. Well, I got that job completed and decided to do something with the cabinets as well. This isn’t my kitchen. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2011 at Michelle's Design Works
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I was thrilled when asked by Grace Jones of Hoffman & Albers design studio if I’d like to do some work in a CitiRAMA Home Show home. What a great opportunity! Grace asked me to paint a floral medallion around... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2011 at Michelle's Design Works
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When I first decided that I was interested in art a loooong time ago I was still in high school. Since then, I’ve drawn in many styles and painted on all kinds of surfaces. In fact, some of my first... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2011 at Michelle's Design Works
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Does anyone else look around their house after Christmas and start a big ole’ “to do” list of things that need some work? I don’t know what it is: things look bare after the decorations are down; winter nesting or... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2010 at Michelle's Design Works
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Architectural elements such as tray ceilings are nice features in homes, but they often cause decorating dilemmas. What can you do to play up a feature such as this to add drama to your room? One solution is to add... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2010 at Michelle's Design Works
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Like the name of that title? Quite often when I show a faux finish sample board, or do the work on a wall, someone wants to know what the name of the finish is called. Everyone seems to like hearing... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2010 at Michelle's Design Works
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Many kitchens have an island that’s a bit boring. This is one I recently worked on that received a makeover to add some visual punch. It started out as a basic light maple wood, just like the rest of the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2010 at Michelle's Design Works
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I’m always drawn to monograms on just about anything. Maybe it’s the graphic designer in me. I think they make a nice statement in any room and add a personal touch. What a great gift idea too! Here’s a few... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2010 at Michelle's Design Works
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Sometimes it is good to be reminded that we have a good life. Gotta’ love a positive message! Wouldn’t this multi-media canvas art would be great to hang where you see it every day? It is a one-of-a-kind piece in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2010 at Michelle's Design Works
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How many of us have a shiny brass light fixture in our homes that we don’t hate the shape of, but don’t love the color? You know what I’m talking about. It’s one of those things that we know dates... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2010 at Michelle's Design Works
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Here’s a cute little side table that I picked up at a yard sale. It’s been hanging out in my garage, waiting for some inspiration to hit so it could get a makeover. I hemmed and hawed. Maybe I should... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2010 at Michelle's Design Works
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Painting in children’s rooms is one of my favorite jobs. I love talking with the kids, getting their ideas (which can be quite funny sometimes) coming up with unique designs that they can grow with and seeing their excited faces... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2010 at Michelle's Design Works
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Wouldn’t these look lovely in a nursery or child’s room? I had so much fun working on these two companion pieces. They are very different from the rest of my work, with a whimsical and sketchy feel. The canvasses are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2010 at Michelle's Design Works
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Hi! Michelle Bergman here. Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoy browsing through the samples of my work and bits and pieces of my life. With over 10 years of experience in the faux finishing field and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at Michelle's Design Works
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Another project checked off my summer “to do” list. I love it when I get some of my own work completed! This is on old desk that I purchased from an antique mall years ago. Originally, I had painted it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2010 at Michelle's Design Works
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My kids think I’m crazy because of the way I like to move my accessories and decorate around the house for the seasons. Please tell me that I’m not the only one who walks from room to room with a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2010 at Michelle's Design Works