Monday, June 27, 2011

Dean Sickler and Pacific Design Center in Hollywood

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Thanks to the good sports from Stir for their Backsides at Neocon!

Dundean Studios and Dean Sickler are kicking off their Faux Impressions Venetian Plaster classes this Friday, July 1st!!! 

I am thrilled and proud for the Sherwin-Williams Faux Impressions line of products to be associated with such an extraordinary talent and trusted friend of the decorative arts community.  Keep an eye on this blog, dundean's website and my Twitter account for more details regarding other classes this year from Dean.

Just prior to Neocon I was in Los angeles for presentations at several design centers including the Pacific Design Center.  The hip LA vibe was felt and displayed both in understated whites and funky florals. Check out this leading edge design center in the photos below:


Robert Allen Showroom


Only in Southern California will you find a fitness Center in a Design Center!

I look forward to seeing what the West Coast Designers decide to do with our
tint controlled Venetian Plasters and Metallics!

Neocon Best of!
Valhallan's booth blew me away.  More Next Week...

The IDAL Convention is approaching and I can't wait to attend.  I hope to see you in person in Hampton, VA.

The Samaritan Women of Baltimore:
The week after Convention I will be in Baltimore and D.C. for an amazing local IDAL philanthropic project being put together by Kami Tremblay for the  come help us transform this facility and the lives of the residents, all while learning first hand how to successfully and efficiently install Quartz Stone, Venetian Plaster and Metallics.


Monday, June 20, 2011

Neocon in Chicago Preview

Neocon, "quickie preview"  (More next week)

I took a train to downtown Chicago from my HOUSE, not a rental car from a hotel room...(Wierd?)

I got to the Merchandise Mart early and made it up the elevators about an hour before the massive crowds attacked the buidling and exhibits.  I got some Great photography, which I will feature in next week's blog.  I do have a quickie preview of our ColorMix 2012 launch, as well as a photo of a painter trying desperately to finish a display wall less than an hour before "curtains UP!"

ColorMix 2012

 Sherwin-Williams Faux 2012

New Stir app for iPad 2!!

Check out more next week.

New Product Alert: ... "Where professionals go for their sample boards"
Great Product and Great Prices  order online or for more info go to:

Hope to see you at the IDAL Convention.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

20% Discount for IDAL, Dean Sickler Teaching SW Faux and Sample Boards

Big News...

The Announcement and another announcement about the announcement, reminding you to follow me for more Tweets about Tweets about Facebook and Blogs, all about the original exciting news announcement...   (All on Twitter and FB)

What was my original point?

Today on Twitter, 

1st I announced that All IDAL members will receive a 20% discount on all Sherwin-Williams products.  Contact IDAL for your link to savings! (Nationwide Savings!)

2nd I also announced that Dean Sickler of Dundean Studios in Chatham, NJ just outside of NYC will begin teaching the Faux Impressions line of products at his world renowned studio!
check it out at

Great News to all of you on the East Coast!

West Coast this week:
I will be conducting hands-on sessions in Orange county tomorrow, June 9th at:

10:00AM - 11:00AM
Lake Forest SW at
22500 Muirland Blvd
Lake forest, CA 92630

2:00 PM - 3:00PM
Costa Mesa Sw
2338 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA

If you haven't already, please check out my newest column in Artisphere, featuring the RT 66 Tulsa hotel designer showcse at  in "Coast to Coast look at the State of Faux"

New Product Alert: ... "Where professionals go for their sample boards"
Great Product and Great Prices  order online or for more info go to:

Hope to see you at the IDAL Convention.