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Karen’s work is just amazing. Every wall is unique. She was recommended by our chiropractor and we were so delighted with the work she has done for us. No one comes into our home without commenting on the beauty of the walls she did. I would definitely have her back again to perform her magic and I would recommend her to any of my family or friends.

Gary and Rosa Collins

Walls Faux You

Woodinville, WA 98072
phone: 206-920-5823
email: Contact Us

About Us

Walls “Faux” You specializes in Architectural Finishes, including: European plasters, Glaze work, Metallic finishes and Ceiling Stencils and Modellos and Stencil work. Karen has extensive expertise in refinishing kitchen and bath cabinets as well as furniture with many extraordinary Faux Techniques.

Walls “Faux” You also provides color consulting and interior traditional painting for rooms and millwork.

About Karen

Karen Di Angelo is the owner/artist of Walls “Faux” You, which is licensed, bonded and insured for residential and commercial projects.

Karen loves to enhance her client’s surroundings. To accomplish this she concentrates on listening and understanding her client’s desires in order to bring her client’s “Visions” to life. She strives to offer techniques that will fit within her client’s budgets and ideas.

Karen began her career in the art of Faux Architectural Techniques in 1998. She studied and graduated under well-known Kelley King of the Faux Finishing Academy, Kathy from the Chicago Institute of Fine Finishes and Rodney Ray. Continuing her education at the Seattle Architectural Finishing School and Out of this World Fine Finishes in Kirkland, Washington and becoming a certified applicator of Skimstone has further enhanced the many exquisite finishes that have become a part of Karen’s portfolio.

Karen was a participant in the 2005 and 2006 Street of Dreams in the Seattle area and has been featured in the DIGS insert of the Seattle Times in 2005 and 2007. Karen is a member of International Decorative Artisans League and Emerald City Artisans of Seattle. Karen is also a member of the Heartlink Network. She was awarded the “Women of Excellence” award in 2008 and has joined the National Kitchen and Bath Association of Puget Sound in 2009. 

One of Karen’s most proud accomplishments was to be involved in the restoration of the Sheffield Building in 2004-2005 on Capital Hill in Seattle. Walls “Faux” You restored and recreated original 1928 faux finishes done by long forgotten artisans on walls and ceilings. This involved the walls and ceiling of the large foyer, restoring damaged murals on the landings of each stairwell, completely refinishing the interior doors and moldings with Faux wood graining and applying a marble faux finish on concrete phone niches in each unit. It was thrilling to restore this beautiful artwork and to try to imagine the artists who did the original art.

Walls “Faux” You also created a fantasy marble faux finish for 40 fireplace surrounds at the Plaza Del Sol (a condominium renovation) on Capital Hill in Seattle.

Karen Di’Angelo is recognized by developers, remodeling companies, interior designers and hundreds of residents of the greater Seattle and Eastside areas as an accomplished  Architectural Technician and Faux Finish Artist.

 

Testimonials

"We are enjoying the beautiful work you did in our powder room so much. It has been transformed and is just lovely. Thanks so much!"

– Patricia Andrade, Issaquah, WA

“Great job! Karen’s work is just amazing. Every wall is unique. She was recommended by our chiropractor and we were so delighted with the work she has done for us. No one comes into our home without commenting on the beauty of the walls she did. I would definitely have her back again to perform her magic and I would recommend her to any of my family or friends.”

– Gary and Rosa Collins, Bothell, WA

“We were so pleased with Karen’s professionalism. She is extremely personable and a delight to work with. From the moment we met with her we knew we were going to hire her. She really listens to your needs and desires. Karen worked very well with our contractor and interpreted the look we wanted from a poster, that we showed her with a “Pirates of the Caribbean” theme for our media room. She exceeded our expectations and gave us a room we are extremely proud of and one that consistently earns us many compliments. We highly recommend Karen and the services she provides, her dedication to her work really shows, from initial concept all the way to the beautiful finished product. We will be working with Karen again.”

– Laurie Dalton, Duvall, WA

“I have been a long time client of Karen’s. I have always been delighted with her and her work. She is very easy to work with and always so professional. I am always happy to recommend her to others.”

– Joan Easton, Kirkland, WA

“Karen has infinite attention to detail. Her work is done perfectly and pays attention to areas that you wouldn’t even know would make a difference. She was timely and absolutely professional in every detail from the beginning to the cleanup. Needless to say, I can recommend Karen without hesitation. When another project comes up I will choose to work with her again.”

– Ruth Anderson, Bothell, WA

"Karen came highly recommended and we contracted her to paint and antique a pine dining hutch. Karen made the process enjoyable and entertaining, as we watched her adeptly create what is now the showcase of our home. I have had friends and interior designers stop by and admire the piece time and again. We are now considering updating our kitchen and plan to contact Karen to help us reinvent our kitchen cabinets."

– Meri Steiner Hartman, Issaquah, WA

“My wife and I met Karen Di’Angelo when we relocated to the Pacific Northwest from the East Coast. We had done extensive Faux painting in our home on the east coast. I am pleased to say that Karen is one of the better faux artists and easily the most professional one that I have had the pleasure of meeting. Karen created a wonderful plaster and stencil treatment in our kitchen office nook and is always the first thing people are drawn to and comment about in our home. It is the perfect compliment to our décor. Karen’s professionalism sets her apart from others in her business. She has a great work ethic and you can be assured the work will be done right, on time and on budget. She is very open to input from the client which for me is very important as I like to feel part of the process. I would highly recommend Karen and her company to anyone.”

– Jim and Gina Burns, Issaquah, WA

“Karen Di’Angelo of Walls “Faux” You has been absolutely professional, detailed and exquisitely artistic in her art of creating Faux Techniques for our home. She is clean and keeps her work area organized and as unobtrusive as possible. We loved working with her and her great sense of humor and delightful personality. She made quick friends with our dog, who grew to love her, and that’s important! We want to dig up other projects just to have her back.”

– Jack and Terry Wells, Seattle, WA

“PRAISES TO KAREN! My brother in law visited from Florida this past weekend. He loved the bathroom that Karen did in a wonderful layered plaster treatment. He sang the highest praises for her work and said that he would recommend her to any of his clients or for Florida’s Street of Dreams homes. He stated that her work was better than any Faux contractor he had seen. I will definitely contact Karen far in advance since I know she stays booked up several months due to her quality of work.”

– Chris Patnode and Mark Nasrallah
   Mark Nasrallah Design

“Professional, delightful, wonderful ideas and great execution. Hope to work with Karen again.”

– Jack Bridges
   Professional Developer