Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Goodbye plain walls: Hello Moffat Bailie

When I think of extraordinary walls and ceilings, I think immediately of Moffat Bailie Walls - a fabulous Ottawa-based company owned by Sarah Moffat. I first met Sarah two years ago at an event where she and Susan Bailie were showcasing Moffat Bailie's brilliant work. Their hardcopy portfolio was outstanding -- overflowing with beautiful images incorporating glazing and Venetian plastering techniques, as well as gold and metallic leafing --a technique where microthin metal is applied to a surface, whether it's a wall, ceiling, pillar, etc. Quite frankly, walls have never been the same to me since, because I know there's always more that can be done -- especially under Sarah and Susan's skilled hands. Here are a few examples of Moffat Bailie's fabulous work. I guarantee after seeing them, you'll never look at walls, ceilings, or pillars in quite the same way.

Brown and gold leaf cover the walls and curved ceiling of Ottawa's Siam Bistro, a lovely Thai restaurant on Wellington Street.
Photo courtesy of Sarah Moffat. More images on Siam Bistro's web site.

Absinthe Cafe, Ottawa
Photo courtesy of Sarah Moffat .

Photo courtesy of Sarah Moffat.

Gold Leafing.
Photo courtesy of Sarah Moffat.

Photo courtesy of Sarah Moffat.


Alkemie said...

The gold leafing and the red glaze looks So gorgeous!! Definitely gives more texture to the walls to make it seem so much richer!

Tara said...

Love, love, love this look! The richness and texture! You show us great places--love traveling with you!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Shhhh...today is the SURPRISE BLOGGY BIRTHDAY PARTY for Kari's 40th birthday...hop on over for a little cake, diet coke, and birthday cheer!!!


Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I really love this! I love the richness of the glazing! I've always wanted to try it on my own walls but have never made the effort. It sure is beautiful!