SOURCE: Lee Design

Lee Design

April 27, 2010 13:18 ET

Lee Design Introduces Revolutionary Finish With the Look and Feel of Real Stone

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - April 27, 2010) - Renowned surface design artist Marilyn MacLeod, owner and principal of Lee Design, Boston, is pleased to introduce an innovative new application technique that has the look and feel of granite, but is more resilient, more flexible in color choices and is available at a fraction of the price. Ms. MacLeod is the first design artist in Massachusetts to be certified in the application of this revolutionary new product.

A step beyond faux finish, this new generation of coating can be applied in a limitless number of colors, textures, and patterns. Specialty and rare granites, which can cost $350 per square foot and up, can be accurately replicated for much less, giving homeowners access to high-end style at a fraction of the price. In addition, the countertops are environmentally friendly, emit low levels of VOCs and the coating uses recycled materials.

In addition for use on countertops, the finishing technique can also be used for other applications like fireplace surrounds, canvas art, table tops and wall treatments. The applications are endless.

Ms. MacLeod premiered this new design sensation to the Boston market at the annual Residential Design & Construction Show April 14 and 15 at the Boston World Trade Center. The results were stunning.

"Several times during the show people came up to my booth, put their hand on the sample, and thought it was a piece of countertop I brought as comparison," Ms. MacLeod said. "The response by just about everyone was 'wow.' It really is amazing."

Like faux finish, this advanced stone replication technique gets best results when applied by professionally trained artists. Ms. MacLeod, who is a Boston-based artisan, is considered an expert in surface design applications. Her work is frequently featured in both regional and national publications. She is featured in the newly published book "Perspectives in Design" and she was showcased in the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine this past January.

"Everyone loves the stunning look of granite and marble countertops, but some people have concerns about price, durability, and maintenance," Marilyn said. "I can give my clients the look and feel of granite for less, and give them greater durability."

Marilyn MacLeod, owner of Lee Design of South Boston, MA, specializes in creating unique custom-designed and handmade walls, trim, furniture and ceiling surfaces using a variety of materials and textures to create one-of-a-kind finishes. She is the first to bring this new architectural coating technique to Massachusetts.

For more information on this and/or Lee Design, visit the company website at or call at (617) 504-1811. Press inquiries; please contact Joanne DiFrancesco, JDCommunications, Inc., (781) 828-0323 or visit the company website at

Contact Information

    Joanne DiFrancesco
    JDCommunications, Inc.
    (781) 828-0323