Le Grande Bistro serves up Venetian plaster

Le Grande Bistro serves up Venetian plaster

There are a lot of great Venetian plaster projects in Seattle, but the Le Grande Bistro might be one of our favorites. Cathy Conner got the nod to outfit the interior with some Marmorino Classic, and the result is, well, pretty appetizing.

Cathy proves that there really is no end to the creativity you can achieve when using authentic Venetian plasters such as Marmorino Classic. As the founder of Studio C, Cathy has always had a love for decorative arts. Before beginning her professional work with plaster, she was established in the field of culinary arts, so it is no surprise that she found herself doing the walls of a restaurant like Le Grande Bistro. Check out her website for info on what else Cathy has been up to, or could potentially be doing next.

Located in Kirkland’s Carillon Point, Le Grande Bistro’s doors are open and while you are there checking out Cathy’s beautiful work, the food should certainly be enjoyed as well. The interior isn’t the only spectacular thing to look at either. Overlooking Lake Washington, guests are able to enjoy a beautiful view while they chow down on some amazing food that has been getting rave reviews on Yelp. See what other people are saying about Le Grande Bistro here. Or you can go straight to their website to check out the menu, see what they have going on for happy hour or make a reservation. Just remember when you’re there to be sure to stop for a few moments and really take in Cathy Conner’s stunning job with Stucco Italiano’s Marmorino Classic.

We always enjoy hearing about your projects and seeing pictures of your work, so if you have something interesting going on with Marmorino Classic or any other authentic Venetian plaster, let us know, because we would love to check it out.

Until next time…

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SOME MORE PHOTOS OF VENETIAN PLASTER MAP OF THE WORLD BY TINA RANDOLPH

SOME MORE PHOTOS OF VENETIAN PLASTER MAP OF THE WORLD BY TINA RANDOLPH

As promised, here are a few more photos of that gorgeous Marmorino Classic map of the world created by Tina Randolph at Sun Liquor Distillery in Seattle:

One of the more interesting things about the project from a technical point of view:  The substrate walls were pretty rough.  Rather than do the standard prep of smoothing the surface out prior to polished plaster, Tina and the crew went directly over the rough substrate which ended up looking wonderful and giving the feel of those ridges under the ocean and the waves on top.  I could look at that blue wall all day.

Here’s a not very well kept secret – these guys serve some of the best cocktails in Seattle

Tina Randolph just started using Stucco Italiano plasters which she says she now loves.  She’s been doing awesome decorative work all over Seattle for many years, including some great stuff in Top Pot Doughnuts which is owned by the same folks who brought us the new Sun Liquor.  I’m hoping to interview Tina next week for the blog and post some more jobs that she’s done.…

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Featured Venetian Plasterer: Jenn Williamson

Featured Venetian Plasterer: Jenn Williamson

Jenn Williamson is a Stucco Italiano Certified Installer up in the Vancouver, BC area, and a very talented finisher with many years of experience in all phases of decorative plastering, painting, and design.   She sent us some pics of her recent projects.  We’re impressed. Jenn (AKA Ispirato Design) uses a variety of finishes, making the most of the unique qualities of each material. Truly beautiful work. See for yourself…

Jenn used Marmorino Carrara on these pillars…

And these are from her Intonachino project a few months ago…

And last but not least, and exquisite application of Marmorino Classic

Like what you see? Contact Jenn.

Are you a Stucco Italiano installer that would like to be featured here?  Contact Andrew and send some photos.…

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Project Photos: Mariella Russo’s Venetian Plaster and Decorative Painting

Project Photos: Mariella Russo’s Venetian Plaster and Decorative Painting

Stucco Italiano Certifified applicator and talented artisan Mariella Russo sent us some great pics of her recent projects…

In the first one she used Marmorino Carrara on the walls and Golden metallic paints and powder pigments on the ceiling. She also painted the designs in the middle.

And here is a distressed Carrara finish…

A lovely Marmorino Classic finish…

Here is a table before Mariella started…

and after a Carrara finish…

Click on the thumbnails to see more photos of Mariella’s work:

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