Christmas week saw some major headway.
The final sanding was completed on the drywall and then the primer and paint was applied.
This aspect of a design is the ‘prepping of the canvas’. The texture, color and light determines the tone for the rest of a design. For my personal home, I wanted to keep it simple and airy. Almost delicate. I love the glow of light as it reflects off of crisp, clean paper. I wanted to mimic that same light in the ADU through the application of level 5 drywall.
Level 5 refers to the amount of sanding and smooth finish of the mud application. Level 5 is the highest amount of smooth finish and sanding that can be achieved. No texture please. I want the interior of this ADU to read like a John Pawson glowing masterpiece. Some of his work below:
Many applications of mud is needed to achieve the smooth surface. Lots of sanding between each coat of mud. This process drags out for a couple of days, but the time spent is well worth the wait. Check out some images of the progress:
As you can see, the dust covers EVERYTHING.
Check out how lovely it looks after the plastic gets removed from the windows and the space cleaned:
The color and sheen of the paint is extremely important to enhance the drywall and light reflectance. Fortunately, I work with my friends at Fresh Paint to perfect the interior finish. I selected to use a Benjamin Moore paint but to color match with a Pratt & Lambert : Seed Pearl.
Soon, the cabinetry will be installed. It’s starting to feel like a real home. My peaceful retreat is taking shape.