Find Professionals
Shop Products
Example of a tuscan living room design in Los Angeles

Great Room

Mediterranean Living Room, Los Angeles

A Malibu beach-front retreat built by art collector, designer and antiques dealer Richard Shapiro has “the look, age and aura of a very old, windswept structure from the Mediterranean or the Aegean.” All walls in the house are sheathed in frescoed plaster and partially covered by the Renaissance-style frescoes created by fresco artist iLia Anossov. Photo by Miguel Flores-Vianna. True (buon) fresco—the oldest and most celebrated painting technique—is painting with natural pigments on wet plaster. Paints are prepared from minerals and various clays. Plaster is made of slaked lime (calcium hydrate) and sand. As wet plaster cures a natural reaction occurs permanently embedding pigments into the cured plaster. This artwork is created using true centuries-old fresco techniques and materials. Unlike faux finishes and fresco imitations, true (buon) frescoes create a unique feeling of authenticity, depth and richness of the artwork. The frescoes can be applied in traditional or contemporary settings: from genuine buon fresco fragments that are aged and worn to match period and style of selected era, to full-sized wall or ceiling frescos whether aged and stylized or fresh and new.
Example of a tuscan living room design in Los Angeles - Houzz
Questions About This Photo (2)

Questions About This Photo (2)

What Houzz contributors are saying
Becky Harris added this to 11 Ways to Go for BaroqueNovember 9, 2015

Pare down frescos. Frescos were common in the Baroque era, and this unique Malibu home is full of them. Created by...

What Houzzers are commenting on
ID12 F2021 Christian Bencomo added this to PLASTER/DRYWALLAugust 30, 2021

4. Stone Plaster- I really like that the living space looks like it is made of stone walls