Residents can personalize their house number by browsing the brochure:
see. gold Brochure
Choose from a variety of fonts, styles and type of gold leaf, from 9-12 Karat White Gold to 23k Gold, Palladium and other precious leaf beaten in Europe. It will then take a full day for one of see. gold's team of gilders to paint and gild the custom house number by hand. What was once a widespread fashion for storefronts and homes in Old New York (Boston, Paris, Barcelona, London....) has become a sought after look once again in contemporary NYC (and other cities worldwide). Gilded signage is a perfect way to bring classic charm to any neighborhood.
see. also specializes in architectural glass gilding and reverse painting on glass panels for walls, doors, ceilings, and kitchen backsplashes as well as architectural gilding and restoration/preservation.
Besides catering to the local gilding needs - founder SANDRA SPANNAN and her crew travel all over the world, glass gilding for clients like the french perfumery Le Labo and Tiffany or Balthazar in London.
SANDRA SPANNAN, a native of Germany who has lived in NYC since 1993, worked on legendary private interiors such as the Anderson Cooper, Noam Goldmann, Ira Rennert, Hess, Tom Hanks and Billy Corgan Residences to name a few.
Her company won the New York Landmarks Conservancy "Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards" for her preservation in gilding and painting for the Williamsburgh Savings Bank in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
- The New York Times:
A Landmark Restored, From Mosaic Marble Floor to Grand Dome
- The Architectural League
Studio visit / interview in the studio of decorative painting conservator and gilder Sandra Spannan, owner of see. painting and see. gold, to discuss restoring the 1875 fresco, the craft of gold leafing, and the gilding profession:
The Architectural League - Gold - Sandra Spannan