Barbra Streisand: My Passion for Design
Quotes from her book, Barbra Streisand: My Passion for Design” Viking Press, 2010

 “ We used real milk paint on the paneling, just as they did in the 18th century. Between coats, you have to put it in the refrigerator or it will spoil. I love that nice chalky finish. It has the softness and the shadows of age. Richard Davis, is my painter, is a true artist.”

“ It took a while to get the right olive green. We used milk paint, like they did in the 18th century, and my expert painter, Richard Davis, kept mixing different shades, trying to match a certain green in the Aubusson carpet I found at Mansour.”
                                                                       
                                                                                    - Barbra Streisand

Links:
www.barbrastreisand.com
www.milkpaint.com
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California Home + Design

The Franklin Report

Extremely well known by decorators and architects, Richard Davis is sought after for his years of experience and "fluency" in many genres, including stenciling, wood graining, faux bois and glazing. Sources say Davis excels in an "historical" setting and is brilliant at recreating period styles. His extraordinary trompe l'oeil is said to be done with a degree of excellence that "sets him apart from the crowd."

Davis has been in the business of beautifying spaces since 1983. Trained at New York's School of Visual Arts, Davis worked in galleries, apprenticed for a frame restorer and was mentored by a theatrical painter before going out on his own in Los Angeles. His firm is small, allowing for highly focused, personalized attention. Clients report they can count on Davis from the "consultation" and project development phase all the way through to the final product. They appreciate his willingness to collaborate and his expertise and skill as a craftsman. Costs are typically calculated by the project and are reasonable.

Client Comments:
"Richard is a true artist." "His experience is endless. He can do anything, and do it well." "He is able to create subtle and striking wall finishes—he even trompe l'oeil'd a floor—with an expert's sense of color and scale."

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