This Ginkgo Biloba inspired bureau was build around contrasts: matt & shine, dark & bright, classic & modern.
I've chosen black and dark shades of greys as a canvas for sparkling copper accents. I used copper leafs and some metallic paint to achieve the look.
I love leaving the best parts of the original woodwork so i left old intarsia around the edges and i refreshed the top of the piece by applying general finishes maple woodstain.
Ginkgo biloba leafs are imitation of 1920's lush wallpapers where simple pattern is creating an elegant graphic structure. Parts of the stenciling were made using general finishes Van Dyke glaze.
The very last step was adding a fraze - hand painted "Namaste" reminding us that there is a god sparkle inside everyone of us.