Florian Spahiu is the owner and decorative faux artistry of Ancient Modern Finishes, Inc. He has been trained in Italy, Greece and the US, and has been working in decorative faux painting for over twenty-four years.
Florian began his career as a decorative painter in 1985. He soon discovered that faux finishes offered a better outlet for his creative skills. His initial dream was realizeded during a house restoration, with an old byzantic-looking style, in Albania. His aspiration to open his own faux painting business continued to grow.
In 1990, Florian moved to Athens, Greece. Pursuing his knowledge about art, he attended a School of Art taught by Farinola, an Italian artist. For a decade, Florian worked in Greece – where he not only applied his knowledge about Faux Finishing, but had the opportunity to extend his talent. Soon he was familiar with Italian Plaster techniques, after studying several private courses in Italy.
In 2000, Florian and his family moved to Boca Raton, Florida. Soon he mastered his expertise and understanding of Italian Plaster, by following Texston company courses. He received certifications in Faux Effects, European Marbling, and Wood Graining courses taught by Master Mike McNeil.
Florian has been working full time in the decorative arts since moving to Naples, Florida. He applies his fine art background to faux finishes and plaster, to create custom works of art for his prestigious clients. His work has been profiled in various showcase homes.
Ancient Modern Finishes
P.O. Box 366777
Bonita Springs, FL 34136
Ancient Modern Finishes is owned by Florian Spahiu, and was established in the Sunshine State of Florida in 2000. We undertake a wide range of projects, but always with the same degree of care and exacting standards. We use the best materials, sourced from all over the world, for their quality, durability and eco-friendliness.
Ancient Modern Finishes carries full Professional Liability Insurance.
Ancient Modern Finishes is dedicated to meeting the expectations of our clients on every project – large or small. We provide a high degree of craftsmanship, and we take pride in a job well done. We aim for minimal disruption during the course of a project, and always endeavor to make it an enriching experience for our clients.
“Upon a recommendation, we contacted Florian, met him, liked him and hired him. We gave him a key and took a vacation while he faux painted our entire house – walls, ceiling, crown moldings, doors, baseboards, and all the trim. The work was excellent, and the house was left immaculately clean. In addition to his excellent work, it was extremely pleasant to deal with a person who showed up on time for his appointments, and met every one of his committments without delay. We are very pleased to be able to recommend Florian as a trustworthy professional who takes pride in his work.”
Estero River, FL
“Thanks for the pictures. The kitchen looks fabulous! I can't wait to see it in a person. I will be contacting you in the fall for the next room. Thank you for the fantastic job.”— Marlene
Bonita Springs, FL