photo of ceiling with stained exposed beams and white coffered ceiling
photo of ceiling with stained exposed beams and white coffered ceiling

Old Village Design Studio

The Old Village Design Studio, led by Emilie Stulb, is a unique offering from Old Village Master Painters. Emilie and her team create custom specialty finishesdecorative effects to transform your space into your dream home. Show us a magazine page, photo, something from Pinterest or Houzz, or just describe your idea and let us create it for you!

If You can Dream it ~ We can Create It
"...You offered a working relationship that truly served to make us happy with the final finishes. Our refinished mahogany handrail is just beautiful and was not an easy color to achieve! The new coffered ceiling beams in our family room were so artfully painted to look like aged wood that no one can tell the difference. The beams are spectacular. Hutter, Emilie, Ed and team - you are amazing! ..."



Reactive Stains

Reactive Stains are a beautiful way to bring out aspects of your wood to give it a lighter, or aged look.

Great Room showing entertainment center cabinetry, pickled wood ceiling, ceiling beams
Old Village painted this Great Room in Flourtown and created a distinctive pickled wood effect for the ceiling
Great Room showing entertainment center cabinetry, pickled wood ceiling, ceiling beams
Old Village painted this Great Room in Flourtown and created a distinctive pickled wood effect for the ceiling

Old Village uses modern techniques and materials to achieve beautiful finishes on reclaimed oak, pine and others. Most techniques use low VOC and environmentally friendly materials.

Some of the effects we can offer:


Wood Pickling (above) ~ Fumed Oak (below) ~ Wood Bleaching or Ceruse
Wood Wash


photo of fumed oak panels
Old Village Design Studio developed a gorgeous fumed oak reactive stain for the reclaimed oak panels in this chester county farmhouse
photo of fumed oak panels
Old Village Design Studio developed a gorgeous fumed oak reactive stain for the reclaimed oak panels in this chester county farmhouse

Doors can make a statement

The Design Studio can apply these finishes pretty much anywhere - you can see ceilings, floors, furniture, walls, hand rails , walls and ceiling beams on this page - but the front door, which can really define your home - is a very popular place to make a statement with a beautiful custom design. The photo below shows The Design Studio's Emilie Stulb and Mary Demi working on a fabulous finish for the entrance door to The Athaeneum in Philadelphia.

photo of Emilie and Mary working on finish on entrance doors to The Athenaeum
Emilie Stulb and Mary Demi working on finish on entrance doors to The Athenaeum

Special Veneers

Old Village offers several types of veneers which are a beautiful way to create a special look for your home.

photo of top of staircase highlighting the mahogany handrail
"Our refinished mahogany handrail is just beautiful and was not an easy color to achieve!"
photo of top of staircase highlighting the mahogany handrail
"Our refinished mahogany handrail is just beautiful and was not an easy color to achieve!"

French polish, shown above, is a gorgeous way to develop a deep, protective sheen on hard woods.

Venetian plaster (below) is a beautiful, durable veneer that can be used indoors and outdoors.

photo of venetian plaster on exterior wall
The Old Village Design Studio created this beautiful venetian plaster wall for the exterior of the Carmel Kitchen and Wine Bar
photo of venetian plaster on exterior wall
The Old Village Design Studio created this beautiful venetian plaster wall for the exterior of the Carmel Kitchen and Wine Bar

Pull it all together

Pull your whole room together. The Old Village Design Studio can work with you or your interior designer to create complimentary finishes for each element of your space

photo of custom finishes on floor, cabinets, and island
The Old Village Design Studio developed complimentary finishes for the reclaimed oak floor, center island, and floor to ceiling cabinets in this beautiful barn conversion

Decorative Effects

The Design Studio offers numerous techniques for adding special touches to your home.

photo of rust colored cabinets with velvety matte finish
The Old Village Design Studio finished these cabinets with a milk paint effect to give it an beautiful aged rust look

Some of our more popular effects:


Milk Paint (above) ~ Gold Leaf (below) ~ Faux Painting
Marblizing ~ Murals


photo of frame finished with gold leaf effect
The Old Village Design Studio finished this frame with a beautiful gold leaf effect
photo of frame finished with gold leaf effect
The Old Village Design Studio finished this frame with a beautiful gold leaf effect

More than just a Painting Contractor

Our reputation for providing outstanding service and superior value to our clients ~ the Old Village Touch ~ is very important to us and we strive to enhance it with every home we are invited into.

We cater to fine homes and would love the opportunity to cater to yours...

Ed,Hutter, and Emilie Stulb





See how Old Village Master Painters can Preserve and Enhance the Beauty and Value of your Home.

Old Village Master Painters, Ltd.
PO Box 165
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0165 USA
© 2000- Old Village Master Painters, Ltd
PA Contractor PA049613

Old Village Master Painters, Ltd.
PO Box 165
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0165 USA
© 2000- Old Village Master Painters, Ltd
PA Contractor PA049613
Catering to Fine Homes in the Delaware Valley

215-540-0196 | Email
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