A cost effective way to dramatically change the look of your stairs!

How did we do it?  Contact us for a free consultation and find out how easy this can be to get done-it is more affordable than you may think. (626) 584-0818



Passion of Asia

Passionate red and Asian tranquility are combined on this wall to create an eye catching mural that greets customers as they walk through the door of this Pasadena furniture store.  As artists we appreciate the opportunity to create on such a large canvas!  (626) 584-0818 Virginia fair Studios

A tree blossoms on an adjoining wall :

Stairway to imagination

This is a “trompe-l’œil” piece Virginia and Jay produced to fit into an existing door the client had hanging on the wall as a piece of art.  So we created this stairway that leads to a secret room at the top. (626) 584-0818 Virginia Fair Studios

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The raised motif on this ceiling was created using a design plaster-quick dried to produce a weathered cracking, then aged using glazes to give an authentic old world look. It was done on panels in our shop then installed on site. A faux glazing gave the walls a parchment look…



Here is a mural we did for a client in Beverly Hills. It started in the front foyer, making it’s way into the stairwell, and sweeping up the stairs to follow the wall around the upper level landing.

mural front hall and stairway


And here you enter into the second room where the stair way sweeps up

stairway wide angle


This is a mural we created for a client in Wyoming.  It was painted in our studio using a color pallet of sepia tone on tone colors, the canvas was then delivered to the residence in Wyoming where it was then installed as wallpaper would be. Final touch up and color washes were added according to the lighting and interior of the house :


Detail of  tree…

Tree left side

Design Plaster

We at Virginia Fair studios can create just about any finish on any wall to tie in with the clients needs and ideas… Over 20 years experience in the field-faux painting, design plaster, aging, antiquing, sponging, including furniture, molding, cabinets, etc.


When we say design plaster , we are talking about specialty plasters that are used as decorative finishes, as opposed to wall plaster that is used over dry wall that is then painted or wall papered, etc. One example of design plaster is called Venetian plaster. This is a mixture composed of marble and other aggregates such as limestone, etc. The main being marble dust. What this does is give the plaster a wonderful glow and richness, and authenticity-and once smoothed onto a wall and buffed, creates a rich surface that brings forth the character of the marble. It feels and looks like marble, and is actually cool to the touch. The plaster can easily be tinted any color as well. There are several grades of this design plaster, ranging from very fine, to the more course mixture that can be used to create an old world raised texture. These lime based marble plasters are combined with natural oxides and pigments to give a wide range of colors. Over this can be applied glazes and/or washes to enhance the effect, adding to the look and feel of the wall(s). Although some Venetian Plasters are polished or “burnished” with a sheen-techniques have been developed to give a variety of effects ranging from a suede, marble, or stone “feel” and look. It is through the artisan’s imagination and the refinement of technique that can give a room the look and feel of Old World, Contemporary, Tuscan, Traditional , etc. www.virginiafairstudios.com