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By no accident, the Carroll Villa Hotel has been the fortunate benefactor of local artist, Judy Wietsma.  Judy, owner of A Second Look Interior Design of Cape May, Hotel in Cape Mayhas taken the time to share with us a glimpse into her passion and her expertise.

With a quick look around the hotel, you will see many examples of Judy’s beautiful creations. Headboards, bureaus, fireplaces and frames, her techniques can be used on any piece of wooden furniture. Judy has embraced painting and is truly a master of her painting techniques. “By giving new life to a piece of furniture my work unites form, function and livability,” explains Judy. “My paint of choice is Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (R) due to its ease of application, versatility and durability.  After painting, each piece of furniture is hand-waxed giving it a polished, professional feel and allows the furniture finish to stand up to everyday use. The pieces I have done for the Carroll Villa Hotel are a testament to that fact.  Giving new life to an old fireplace changes the feel of the room while maintaining the traditional classic look. Decorating trends change over time, but the classics are always in style.”

interior design in Cape MayBe sure to stop by and say hello to Judy at the West End Garage, West Perry Street, Cape May New Jersey. View her gallery online, and visit Judy on her  Facebook Page, A Second Look Interior Design.  Watch our upcoming special events page, to join Judy for an afternoon of education and experience. Create your own classic piece, as Judy shares her techniques with you and guides you along the way.