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Dear Chris and Michelle,

This letter is long overdue.  The limestone fireplaces, columns, and gas range backsplash and top you designed and built for us have made our home the unique and special home we had hoped for.  We receive many compliments from friends and neighbors.  It is a joy to be surrounded by such professionally crafted architectural features.  In addition to the limestone, the Venetian plaster niches completed the ambiance we were striving for.

We never properly expressed how much we appreciated your attention to our desires and vision.  You made it happen --- only better!  We also appreciated your reliability and responsiveness.  Finally, we were struck by how well you worked with our builder during construction and how careful and neat you were during your limestone and Venetian plaster projects.

We would be pleased to recommend Old World Designs to anyone considering any or all of your unique products and skill.  We have been thrilled with the results.

Sincerely,
Bill and Laureen McIlrath
Black Forest, Colorado


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This mantelpiece has a gentle wash of our Oatmeal color.  It has subtle yellow brown tone.
The limestone archway to the right has a stronger stain wash in our Cerro color.  A more true brown with a subtle hint of rose.


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This mantelpiece is also stained in our Oatmeal color wash.  It also has been further stained to add color mottling; one of our old world effects.


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This unit has been further treated in the Cerro color; displaying intricate veining as well as increased mottling.


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Soft Edge floor hearth design



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Stone
Stone

The approach toward stone for the craftsmen has not changed over thousands of years; it is a continual and tireless effort of refinements, innovations, uniquely crafted for our client's desires and tastes.

Plaster
Plaster

Our client's vision and desires are of utmost importance;  We believe that the beauty and personality of their home is key, and authentic Venetian plaster is the single most beautifying product in the world!