Macaluso Custom Design was born out of a project owner, Brenda Macaluso, did in her own home. When her children were little, she created murals in their bedrooms. During an evening at home entertaining some friends, who happen to be home builders, they saw the work that Brenda had done and asked if she would apply decorative painted murals in the homes they were building. A short time later Brenda Macaluso had started her business.
In the beginning murals had been a big part of her business. Over time she found that her Macaluso Custom Design clients needed her to expand into decorative and faux finish painting. She began taking classes and doing extensive research on faux finishing. It was during her first class that Brenda fell in love. She describes faux finishing as something she was meant to do.
What Brenda Macaluso loves the most about faux finishing
Meeting new people has been one of the best outcomes of her profession for her. She loves seeing the end result of her work. It's an amazing experience for her to see a client’s face and expression when they first see the work. She appreciates how excited and enthusiastic they are about what she's done for them.
Faux finishing and the techniques involved are always in process for Brenda Macaluso. Learning new techniques for faux finishing is part of an ongoing process to improve and create new looks for clients. Paint options change, trends change, and processes change and this is an exciting opportunity for Brenda to use her creativity. Brenda is always learning, investigating and using the newest color trends. With every class, Brenda's enthusiasm is reignited for faux finishing and her profession. With every class she can't wait to introduce her new techniques and new colors to her clients and to Kansas City!
Faux finishing is a perfect outlet for her artistry, her creativity and her ability to work well with her clients. She is able to take the clients personality and replicate it extending it into the walls, cabinets, woodwork and furniture in their homes. Many years ago, Brenda did a project for a client and he is still is enthusiastic and thrilled with the work that Brenda did. In fact he said “Every morning when my wife and I wake up - we look up and we love the ceiling you did for us. It makes us feel good.”
Faux Effects World Magazine is a well respected industry publication and we were thrilled to have our work on the cover and be featured professionals in the issue.
Your home is important to Macaluso Custom Design
Brenda enjoys the process of enhancing a person's home. Making a room or a wall or a piece of furniture stand out (or updated) to become a focal point in a clients’ house.
Macaluso Custom Design has had the good fortune to do faux painting for clients who are getting ready to sell their home.
Macaluso Custom Design: Working with family
Brenda has been able to expand her business to include her daughter.
Brenda's been a resident Kansas City for over 30 years. Her work takes her to Kansas City, Overland Park, Leawood, The Northland and other metro Kansas City areas.
Macaluso Custom Design mother - daughter team will also travel to do larger scale projects such as vacation homes.