Contributed by Caryn Starr-Gates

For 20 years, Lucia Portali Waters has been transforming clients’ homes and business spaces into works of art. The certified faux finish artist, owner of FABU Designs by Lucia, updates cabinets and kitchens from blah to bam!, paints walls and doors to resemble aging Venetian plaster, turns windowsills and countertops into marble, creates murals and trompe l’oeil renderings, and so much more.  From faux wood graining and faux stone of all kinds to specialty glazes and finishes, all her work is done by hand and the results are eye-popping; even up close it is difficult to discern that one is looking at paint.

See just how “fabu” her work is at; then call (201) 280-7054 to set up your appointment to have Lucia transform your furniture, moldings, walls, and more.