Paneled Wall

Painted Paneled Wall

There are an infinite number of ways to finish the walls of a home.  Choices can run the gambit from a variety of colors, textures, and fabrics, to exotic materials of every sort.  Most homes we design have a number of different wall treatments which vary room to room.  The most common finish is sheetrock and paint, but within that simple category, there are a world of colors and textures.


Rustic Pine

Rustic Pine

Art Wall

Art Wall

Stone Veneer

Stone Veneer

Wallpaper Art

Hand Painted Wallpaper

Bead Board Walls

Bead Board Walls

Painted Sheetrock

Painted Sheetrock

Natural Paneling

Natural Paneling

Photos by Rob Karosis  Curated Brochure by Crisp Architects: Portfolio

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By Published On: December 6th, 2015Categories: Miscellaneous18 Comments on 8 Ways to Finish a Wall

About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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    Dave December 10, 2015 at 7:12 am

    Mr. Crisp, a general question about treating the surfaces of natural materials used indoors, such as the pine selected for the bathroom photo, above: do you leave the material untreated and allow time to darken the wood, or do you prefer to control the color by applying a light stain and transparent sealant?

    As always, I always enjoy admiring the clean detailing of your projects.

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    James Crisp December 10, 2015 at 7:25 am

    Thank you! In this case we left it natural, but other times we put a clear sealer or a stain on the wood.

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    Cher May 6, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Hello, could yo share where the bathroom lights are from?

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    Pam Hall September 20, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Can you tell me where to get the sink in your bathroom picture aboveboard? We are looking for one for our bathroom that does not have room for a 6 ft vanity. Thank you!

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    Deb October 10, 2016 at 12:30 am

    Beautiful rooms. Where can I find a sink like shown in Rustic Pine bathroom?

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    Corie November 13, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    The sink and taps in the bathroom picture are fantastic- could you please tell me where to find them. Kind regards, Corie

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    Omari December 9, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    A little off topic but I’ve been searching for the bronzed vertical faucet seen in the Rustic Pine bathroom, are those original bronze faucets or plated? That bathroom looks amazing by the way. I really like how the bronze and white porcelain come together throughout.

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    Paula December 19, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Where do you purchase a sink like the one in the bathroom.

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    Jessica March 10, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Random question, Where did you get your faucets for your bathroom? They are they holy grail of faucets and I cannot seem to find them anywhere.

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    Patti Vaculik March 13, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Beautiful work! Is the sink in the pine bath vintage or do you have a source for those types of sinks? Thank you!

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    Denise Devers October 7, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Like others had requested, where can we find the beautiful double sink & faucets? We love your website!! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas with us, as always they are always awesome😉

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    Vera October 13, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Hi I bought a sink like this one. Only problem all i can find is chrome taps could you tell me where you got black taps from. THANK you

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    James Crisp March 18, 2018 at 8:43 am

    That was owner supplied, I don’t know.

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    Mary Godwin January 3, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Love,love this whole style of the Rustic pine picture. I love the sink, the lights and the faucets. Do you think there is anyway to find out where the owner or if the owner would willing to say where they purchased them?

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    James Crisp January 3, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    We will check it out and get back to you soon.

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    Mary Godwin January 3, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Thank you so much!

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    Gatos October 2, 2022 at 5:25 am

    Hi Mr. Crisp! Your work is awesome. You were recommended by a good friend of mine for some house renovation because he already seen your work and he was very impressed. I checked on your website/blog and found how amazing and well-detailed your work is. I’m looking forward to get an appointment with you and show you my little adobe and to check how much will it cost for the renovation. Thank you and God Bless!

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    James Crisp November 18, 2022 at 1:05 pm

    I look forward to talking to you.

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