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Artisan of the Month
Roseann Bode
Palazzo Design Decorative Painting
Chicagoland Area

From the age of three years old, Roseann Bode began to show signs of becoming an artist.  The world was her canvas and for a three year old that canvas was the walls of her home, much to her mother’s dismay!  As she grew, her love of travel led her to work in high fashion, where she was able to travel internationally to exotic locations.  She has lived in Milan and London, and spent some time in Africa and Cambodia as well. “I really love seeing how different cultures display what is inherent to them.”  Working in fashion she developed a love of colors and textures and how they relate to one another. Also the “hand” of fabrics, which is how, they feel.  We are using many different textures now in painting and they all have their unique “hand”.  After working briefly for a Chicago based decorative painting company, and many specialty training classes later, Roseann developed her own client base and in 1998 her company Palazzo Design Decorative Painting was born.

Roseann works mostly in Chicago, IL and the north shore area.  When asked about her customers Roseann said “I’ve been so lucky with my customers.  I love them all.”  She does a lot of work with stencils and textures to create the perfect look that her clients are aiming to achieve.  “We take pride in ourselves by customizing every job by taking something from the family that has meaning to them and incorporating that in what we do.”  Listening to her clients and taking in the look and feel of what is important in their lives is one of Roseann’s strengths.  She is able to draw on her background from her travels and her artistic eye, as well as her vast product knowledge to give her clients the custom job she is hired for.  “Most of my clients really challenge me to create something special, and I am always up for that challenge.  It is what I find most rewarding at the end of the day.” 

When asked about her favorite job Roseann smiles and says “My client’s home, located in the city, was built in 1890 and they began a complete restoration last year.  They have been just wonderful to work for.  We collaborated on many finishes, and they have a great eye for color and texture.”   She was originally hired to complete one room but a year later, she is still there working with them.  There are two pictures of this home featured here.  The first one is of a woman’s dressing room with a subtle Ottochento plaster.  The product was troweled on the walls; stencils were also applied for additional texture.  The ceiling was finished as well, and all of the trim was glazed with an iridescent pearl, so the whole room just glows.  A beautiful Kimono robe was hung to complete the feminine effect.  Another featured picture from the same home is a bathroom.  The client was very involved with the design in this room.  The walls are done in a horizontal metallic texture that mimics the amethyst stone in the sink.  This creates a beautiful, relaxing texture throughout the room.  Roseann has received many referrals from her work in this home. 

Approximately a year ago, Roseann was hired for a one room business project downtown Chicago.  The walls were done with a horizontal texture with a silver metallic wash.  Her decorative style was such a success that she received a dozen referrals from that project alone.  Another example of Roseann’s use of texture is the featured picture of a baby’s room done in metallic textures.  The product was troweled on to apply texture.  Here you can see the fun, playful stripes that match the baby’s furniture.  What a wonderful design for a little girl’s room that the client absolutely adored!

Roseann was researching the best products available, and that is how she discovered Kathy Carroll.  Roseann’s favorite products that she purchases from Kathy are the many different metallic and pearl products.  These are some wonderful textures that are in demand right now.  One of her favorite things about Kathy is that she is always updating her painters on what is new. “Kathy really searches the market to find the best of the best.”  And she is always available to help problem solve.  Roseann is constantly educating herself to stay current in the industry, as well as taking classes throughout the United States.  She continues to take many of Kathy’s one and two day update courses that are available. 

To learn more about Palazzo Design Decorative Painting please visit palazzodesign.net or contact Roseann at 773.899.1548.


 

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