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Lou Ann will help you turn your house into a home.

About Faux and Beyond
Owner, Lou Ann Lanier

has been providing clients of north Alabama with a wide range of custom finishes and related services since 1993.

Her work has been featured in the Parade of Homes, Madison living magazine, valley living magazine, the Huntsville times and the Madison spirit.  She has also been interviewed by local television stations and National Public Radio.  Her previous home in Madison Alabama was included in the Madison Historical tour of Homes several times.  Her work was also included in Gary Lord’s latest book, ‘Simply Creative Faux Finishes with Gary Lord”.

Lou Ann took a break from providing faux finishes so that she could teach classes at the Training Center for Chrysler Employees in 1998 through 2003.  In that time, she had the pleasure of meeting and teaching over 400 employees/students decorative, faux and textured finishing techniques.  I hope my students learned as much from me as I did from them.

Back to work in 2004 with no end in sight.  Lou Ann works on one project at a time so that each client has her complete and undivided attention and their projects are finished in a timely manner.

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What some recent clients say about their experience with Faux & Beyond

We might be biased. Take it from our clients.

I have known Lou Ann on a professional basis since 2010.  She has performed many various faux finishes on my home & pool house.  I find that her knowledge in color and textures is right on spot.  I like to think out-of-the-box and I find she is great at the same thing.  I give her the insight to what I am trying to achieve, and she has delivered every time.  I have always been a very happy and satisfied customer.

I find her talent is truly a gift. She is very reliable and responsive and dedicated to her work and delivers each task to perfection.

I would highly recommend Lou Ann Lanier.  I will continue to use her talent for the years to come.  I love her ability and she truly loves what she does!

My home is open if you would like to see her neighbors have viewed her work and many of my neighbors have hired her to do various tasks.

Belinda Parton

I have been a client of Lou Ann Lanier for about 2 years. I would love to refer her to you. She has done amazing work in my home and in my mom’s house.

She refinished my built-in shelving, fireplace surround, basement entertainment center, my daughter's bedroom walls and chair rail, both of my son's bed room furniture, cabinets throughout my house and currently is finishing up the cabinetry in my kitchen.

Not only does she do a fabulous job, but most importantly she is trust worthy.  She is an extremely hard worker and always finishes each project with perfection.

Lindsey Rangel

We interviewed four different companies to redo our kitchen cabinets.

Lou Ann by far was a standout. She did an excellent job; she was always on time and gave lots of good advice through the process.  Given that she does everything by hand herself makes an incredible difference.

Karen Robbie

I have worked continuously with louann for almost 4 years. There’s not a room in my house that she hasn’t added her fabulous, artistic, meticulous hands on!!

I have referred her to many of my friends which of course used her & were extremely happy with not only her work, but her as a person.

before working with louann I hired a woman that claimed to be a “faux finisher”~she must have used someone else's portfolio when I 1st interviewed her because I could have done a better job myself...need I say more!! I not only had to pay her for the work that she did at my home but then paid louann to make my curio & guest bath look fabulous!

Melissa Kronk

Over the years I have worked with several faux painting professionals and developed a great appreciation for this custom artwork. 

Meeting Lou Ann Lanier years ago was the end of my searching for the best.

She is one of the most creative artists I've ever met. Her custom artwork is limitless and her creativity beyond words. If you can think it, she can create it.

If you really don't know what you want, she will lead you into a new realm of decorative painting, faux painting, texture painting, stenciling and other mediums. I simply can't praise her talents enough.

She created a gorgeous Tuscany master bathroom for me in luscious creams, and a fabulous Tuscany kitchen that rivaled anything I've ever seen in a magazine. Both rooms were beyond my expectation.

She is positively the most outstanding artist in our area.

Kathy Kilpatrick

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