fabu designs by lucia

201-280-7054         e-mail inquiries to: fabudesigns@mac.com

Lucia Portali Waters

Owner/Artist                                       FABU serving New Jersey and New York


Welcome to FABU Designs by Lucia, where you will find Faux Artistry Beyond Unique with our beautiful custom hand-rendered faux finishes.

Faux finishes provide depth and character to walls, ceilings, countertops or furniture and make an excellent focal point or background to compliment any style.

Fabu offers custom faux finish designs and murals to accent your current decor and provide cosmetic and design solutions for problem areas or uneven substrates. We offer a multitude of finishes including glazing, graining, marbleizing, stenciling, gilding, faux stone, murals, trompe l’oeil; and fine European plasters including Marmarino, Venetian plaster and authentic lime plaster.    

Cabinetry, molding and furniture designs are offered in almost any decorative finish such as aged and distressed, lime, rust, patina, crackle, antique and fine grained finishes such as cherry and burled walnut, to name a few. click “here” to go directly to our cabinetry page.

Only the finest materials are utilized and are very durable and washable.  All paints, glazes and preparation materials are environmentally friendly, waterborne substances.

                       FABU News:                    

Fabu Designs is proud to announce  fine art murals by our newly created muralist team.  View mural samples under our album “Fine Art Murals”.  You will not be disappointed!  If you can dream it, we can paint it!


Call for  your complimentary consultation.          

                          201 280-7054

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The amazingly talented Victoria Larsen of Victoria Larsen Stencils and Plaster Molds, has featured FABU on  her website.  To view this feature, click HERE

FABU Mission Statement:

FABU provides personalized custom faux finish designs to fit your lifestyle, and offers innovative solutions to challenging decor problems, all with outstanding customer service built on honesty and integrity.

Above is a close-up of the faux Venetian Finish done in my clients home. Several decorative layers produce the authentic look of colors leaching over time.   click “here” view in our textures album.

Venezia Inspiration: The below photo of an authentic ancient Venetian plaster that I photographed, over the summer, in Venice inspired me to duplicate the finish in a clients home (also below).  A customized color palette  pulls together the clients surrounding decor.

Project above Appeared in (201) The Best of Bergen Magazine, March issue 2010

                       Latest Project:

below are trompe l’oeil stone blocks created with a light texture base for added authenticity.  Click “here” to see alternate views of this custom finish and more

trompe l’oeil.