We created this English-style plastering finish about ten years ago when we were commissioned to faux finish a Gothic-style private mansion in Mahwah, New Jersey. Rustic in feel and appearance, the finish is a perfect match for historical homes and restoration projects. Several times we used it to finish home offices, billiard rooms and even one master bedroom. This finish combines well with dark stained mahogany or oak. Like many rustic finishes English-style plastering gets better over time when it becomes naturally weathered and develops some crackles.