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Simone Lindsay
All Faux You Custom Faux Finishes
Cleveland, OH

Simone Lindsay has been fascinated with all things creative since she was a little girl growing up in Germany. She was never without her paints and crayons. After finishing high school her parents encouraged her to go to business school, so she got her business degree. Throughout everything, she never stopped painting and creating.

Eventually Simone moved to the United States. She became an aesthetician and worked for a plastic surgeon. He was very supportive of her and encouraged her artistic efforts, even hiring her to put some faux finishes in his office. The clients loved her finishes! Although hesitant to accept more jobs at first, Simone couldn’t ignore the demand there was for her work and 14 years ago All Faux You Custom Faux Finishes was born.

To keep up with current industry trends Simone takes classes and is always experimenting with new finishes that she has seen or that her clients desire. On visits back to Germany, she likes to stop into home decorating and hardware stores to check out new products and brushes that they may have. What she is finding though is that “America is the leader in faux finishing, they just don’t have the products that we do.” One exception for her is a cotton plaster product from Germany that is not used much in the states due to its cost, but it yields a beautiful and unique finish that is fire retardant and has amazing acoustic qualities. The appearance of this finish varies by what you add to it, for example she has added mica flakes achieving a beautifully lustrous result.

Simone specializes in multi layer finishes, cabinets, refinishing antiques, tuscan walls, textures, troweled finishes, metallic plasters, and foils (especially on ceilings). Painting is Simone’s passion and it shows in her beautiful work and her number of return clients. Simone says of her work “People who know me know the quality of my work.” She connects with her clients on a personal level saying that “they become like family.” Simone is currently working on a home in which she has already added faux finishes to almost every room. The client is looking to put the home on the market, but rather than just painting over the existing faux with neutral colors she has hired Simone back to redo the faux to neutralize the pallet. She is working with Faux By Kathy’s Full Body Glaze for more of a subtle faux finish.

Her favorite job was hard to choose, but she said that due to her love of animals it would have to be a home where she finished several rooms and furniture. “The lady had 4 dogs, a parrot, and a horse. The animals kept me entertained. The parrot would sit on my ladder in the room with me.” In this house she finished a breakaway wall with Versiplast and sculpted three dimensional grapes and added wood grain. She also applied an old world glaze in the great room and finished a concrete floor in an addition to look like terra cotta. In addition to the walls and flooring in the house she also re-finished some pieces of furniture. Simone enjoys finishing furniture pieces to enhance the decor and also refinishes light fixtures, cabinet hardware and more to help her clients reuse what they have.

Another project that she worked on for an interior decorator’s showroom showcased several of her finishes. In the display she painted a tuscan wall that showcased her dimensional grapes as well. The display also had a portion built with several cubby holes. Each cubby focussing on a different finish that she created.

Faux By Kathy is Simone’s preferred supplier of products. She loves receiving her products in the mail saying “there are always surprises with my order. It’s like Christmas.” Recently one order in particular came with a sample pallet in Aubergines. It was perfectly timed as she was doing a loft in Cleveland and the client wanted purples, so Simone had the perfect pallet to show her. She also knows she will always get great service when she orders from Faux By Kathy. There is always someone to help her when she needs it. Some of her favorite products are Versiplast, the Proceed line, Portofino, and Modern Masters Products. Her absolute favorite is Proceed Glaze saying that “it’s not worth it to try to save money using a different glaze. Nothing matches its quality.”

For more information about Simone Lindsay and All Faux You Custom Faux Finishes please visit her website allfauxyou.com. She can also be reached via email at simone.lindsay@gmail.com or by phone at 440-313-1067.


 

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