Aliva UK were commissioned to create a stunning interior finish for two high-end fashion stores in London’s Covent Garden and Marylebone. Design consultancy client Ink Associates required a modern but timeless look to reflect the stylish ‘uptown’ tailoring showcased in the stores.
Aliva’s brief included a customisation challenge to match its Metropolis finishes to two distressed plaster samples sent from the fashion retailer’s New York HQ. The customer selected textured fine finishes from Aliva’s Metropolis Colours range, complemented by colour washes to create an aesthetic that blended perfectly with the cutting-edge attire on display at the two stores.
For the larger two-floor Covent Garden store, two coats of Metropolis Old Time Max, a plaster paste specifically designed to create marble type plaster finishes, were applied in a subtle grey tone.
That was followed by one coat of Italian-inspired Venezia, also in subtle grey, to gain the stucco texture needed to replicate the distressed finished. This was followed by a black colour wash to finish off the stylish aesthetic.
Meanwhile lighter colour ways were chosen for the smaller Marylebone store, to help create a sense of space. Two coats of Old Time Max were applied in two different shades of cream, followed by a gold colour wash to create an opulent finish.
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