Level Five Design
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Level 5 Design specializes in the design and application of creative wall finishes using eco-friendly paints and plasters. We work with designers, architects, and residential clients to design custom finishes that bring beauty and value to commercial, hospitality, institutional, and residential projects. Level 5 combines artistic innovation with pioneering material science to offer the broadest palette of cutting edge and traditional wall finishes available. We continually experiment with new eco materials to push the envelope of what is possible in wall finish design. We are guided by our passion for designing exceptional finishes using the finest materials, that bring character, context, and design to wall surfaces. Rye Hudak, founder of Level 5 is a second-generation painter and decorator. He holds a degree in visual studies from Dartmouth College, and studied at the Art Institute of Florence and La Cipressaia Studio in Montagnana, Italy. Primary artistic influences include Paul Klee, Jean Dubuffet, Anselm Kiefer, and Sol Lewitt. His two decades of experience with paint and plaster and his passion for great design infuse every Level 5 project. Rye Hudak, formerly of Stonelace Designs, Berkeley- continues to push the boundaries of wall finish design with Level 5 Design.
Plastering, Texture Painting, Site Specific Design
San Francisco, Bay Area
8 Projects for Level Five Design
San Francisco, CA
Pac Heights, Cement veneer plaster
San Francisco, CA
Pacific Heights, SF Venetian Plaster
Venetian Plaster, Montecito, CA
Marin County, Venetian Plaster
San Juan Island, WA
Natural Balance House www.naturalbalancehouse.com
San Francisco, CA
Noe Valley, Cochineal Venetian plaster
South of Market, San Francisco, CA
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3 Reviews for Level Five Design
$10,000 - $49,999
Rye's work was exactly what he promised. He provided a white Venetian plaster for clients of ours, and they could not be more pleased. He was honest about what was possible with the material, and guided us to excellent alternatives in areas with high moisture content. Above all, his work is truly beautiful.
September 4, 2013
$1,000 - $9,999
Rye from Level Five Design recently completed a Venetian plaster finish on a tall (14ft high) fireplace column in our living room. He was able to take my idea and make it come to life even better than I expected. Rye was a pleasure to work with and throughout the process I was impressed with his attention to detail and craftsmanship. Everyone who steps into the room remarks on the amazing results.
January 17, 2013
$1,000 - $9,999
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHPnD_MptVo This link will show the Venetian plaster installation Level Five Design completed at my Montecito home, in one week. It transformed a narrow, nearly 30' wall into an organic art piece. The highly reflective wax finish created the illusion of width and movement, and achieved our original goals. Rye and his staff--with whom I have worked for several years in different locales and am now planning to use for all interior finishes on my home under construction in Arizona--are always on time, careful of all spaces, respectful of my needs for quiet and willing to work around my enthusiastic pets. They have installed clay ceiling finishes, concrete countertops, Japanese plaster, JaDecor fabric finishes, exterior tints and combed plaster and even tinted existing decks and roof tiles! Rye is a master color and texture expert, and always finds the most ecofriendly materials to utilize. Plus, he always leaves behind repair kits for my art moves. I cannot imagine working with anyone else!
November 9, 2012
Commented: Love the mirror! Details to purchase it?Hello- we installed the black Japanese plaster with rice fibers. I'm not familiar with the mirror's provenance.
December 1, 2015
Commented: material for back of showerThe shower area of this wall was done with "Skimstone", a veneer hybrid cement over cement board, tinted to the color of the surrounding Venetian plaster.
June 25, 2015
Commented: Is the plaster finish reflecting/backlighting the lights?The Venetian plaster is reflecting light from 120 embedded fiber optic light crystals that protrude from the wall surface. The plaster comes up flush to the crystal bezels and casts a lovely reflecti...
June 18, 2015
Commented: Interested in windows. Manufacturer? true divided light? double pane?Level Five Design installed Vero-Rialto Venetian plaster in this project. I believe the windows are original. Thanks!
November 2, 2014
Commented: What paint color is this? I'm looking for a soft interior color just like this for my spanish colonial house.The Venetian plaster was matched approximately to Ben Moore's "Calm" # 2111-70.
May 2, 2013
Commented: The light in the bookcases is soft and warm. How can I recreate this look?The warm lighting showcasing the extensive collection of Hopi Kachina dolls and Native art is recessed downlighting installed inside the shelving.
January 24, 2013