Commissions

Commissions

Beauty, function and exceptional durability are reasons to incorporate mosaics into home and office environments.

Mosaic rug insets into foyers, hallways, and bathrooms provide beautiful accents to compliment the architectural and furnishings style of homes and public buildings. Exterior entries and gardens are other areas where mosaic rugs and walkways are used.

Fine art wall hangings, mirrors and signage can be smaller scale mosaics to compliment your surroundings.

You may commission a mosaic for your home or office that is uniquely you. All designs are one of a kind and not repeated. Even the geometric designs for occasional tables and mirrors are not repeated unless a client commissions a pair, or different accessories with the same design.

The following procedures have been established to keep this a pleasant and rewarding experience. Size, materials, design style and complexity, colors, interior/exterior prep, deadline (if time sensitive), delivery/shipping and installation are elements of the process and are factors that affect the cost and the time line for completion.

There are several phases of production.

  1. Initial consultation
    The first meeting is to become acquainted, view the location and discuss the type of mosaic being considered: style, theme elements, colors, materials, cost range, and installation considerations. Photographs of different types of mosaics will be available to peruse and some samples to show the materials than can be incorporated into mosaics.
  2. Design and design refinement
  3. Fabrication of design
  4. Delivery/Installation

If you would like to discuss a mosaic for your home or office, whether an accessory item, signage or a mosaic to be installed inside or out, please go to the contact page to call or email Dotti Stone at Smith Mountain Lake Mosaics.

When contacting by phone or email please be prepared to discuss where the mosaic is to be located (address and if interior or exterior), if it is for a wall, floor, an accessory piece, size being considered, any preference as to materials to be used, budget for project, deadline (if there is one), who will be doing installation and/or area preparation (if applies and depending on type project) and, again, depending on the type of project, if there are any permit requirements.

Common materials for mosaics are: unglazed porcelain, glazed ceramic, vitreous glass, marble and  smalti. Selection of materials to be used will be influenced by location of mosaic (inside/outside), the type project and the budget.