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“Think Bella!” – “Praying for Houston! Their Challenges are beyond what most of us have ever Shouldered…”

Posted on August 31, 2017

“Think Bella!” –  “Think Houston and the surrounding communities!”  When you are knocked down as hard as they have been, a helping hand is desperately needed!  What kind of Inner Strength, Community support and Financial Assistance is needed to get back up?”

“Thirty Seconds to Mars” – Their New Song… “Walk On Water”  pulls at the Emotion & Strength needed for our Friends in Houston!”


United Way Houston is a great way to help those that desperately need a helping hand!












“Think Bella!” – “If your Interior Design Project is not creating enough Wow’s, “You’ve Got a Friend” with Bella Faux! We can Help…”

Posted on July 15, 2017

Very few words this month…

If your project isn’t creating the drama you would like, Bella Faux Finishes is a valuable resource and friend to have.

Call or Text David Nordgren at (605) 201-1759 to schedule a “Wow” meeting.

Click on “Testimonials” to learn more about working with Bella…

Together, lets see if we can share some ideas and create… “The Wow Effect” your home deserves!

“Below, Sara Bareilles sings “You’ve Got a Friend” honoring Carole King at the Kennedy Center Honors.  I love James Taylor, this is also a great version of a… timeless Carole King Song!  


“David and Deb on a Fun project we were on for about a year.”

“Deb Teunissen is an Incredible Interior Designer, if you are looking for ideas!  She can be reached at (605) 359-6375” 

“My Dad turns 91 on August 9th, we Love him So Much!”

“My wife Kathy… has been my Best Friend for 36 years!”

“David’s wife Amber, is going to bring us a Very Special Friend in August!  We are so excited!”

This year started rough, we lost my Mom in January at age 92.  I never knew how much I would miss my… Best Friend!”

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“Think Bella!” – “Interior Design Trends 2017, When you are ready, Bella Faux… has so Many New Textures, Colors & Effects to choose from…”

Posted on June 15, 2017

If you are like me, I Love Great Interior Design!

When you walk into a Home, Restaurant or Business with Great Interior Design, Visually it will grab all of your senses and pull on you in a variety of directions.

Kathy and I love going to Las Vegas!  Many of the best Interior Designers and Architects from around the world are sharing their Visions in Restaurants, Hotels and Casinos. 

They are all competing for your senses! 

If you are boring, we will walk right by…

David & I believe that every homeowner has a favorite area in their home that they would like to raise the drama and create… “The Wow Effect”.

Unfortunately, most do not realize how affordable it is to introduce a unique Decorative Finish in your home.

If you would like to share some ideas about your project, we would love to meet with you.

You can Call or Text, David Nordgren at (605) 201-1759 to schedule a meeting.

The short video below has many great examples of how you can create a little Drama!



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“Think Bella!” – “Think Paris! – 1. a sentimental yearning for a reality that isn’t genuine. 2. an irrecoverable condition for fantasy that evokes nostalgia or day dreams”

Posted on May 15, 2017

INSPIRATION:   a: the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions.  b: the act of influencing or suggesting opinions

“” – our website is easy to remember.

Whether your Goal is to get back in to Shape, plan your next Vacation or Raise the Drama in your Home or Business, “Inspiration is the Fuel” that will put your action plan in to… Motion!

“Think Bella!” – When you are ready to explore some New Interior Design Ideas for your Home or Business, we would love to meet with you.  Bella Faux has one of the largest portfolios of  “Color, Texture & Effect” to choose from… in a variety of Decorative Finishes.

Call or Text, David Nordgren at (605) 201-1759 if you would like to schedule a meeting.

From Decorative Finishes, Italian Venetian Plaster, Wallpapering, Interior Painting to Column Marbling, we offer a service to make planning your project easier.

Also, to Learn more about Bella Faux Finishes, “Like Us on Facebook”.  Here is where we share our New Ideas First!


I Love the New Song from “The Chainsmokers – Paris”!  

We all need a little “Inspiration” some times… to get us Moving!


“My Dad at age 90, is still my Inspiration…”

“Don’t forget to “Like Us on Facebook” if you would like to learn more about our Art!”

“Mark, David & Owen Nordgren… this is our Team!”



“Think Bella!” – “Are you Looking for Wow Ideas? Visit Bella Faux, share your Unique Area and we will share some Wow’s!”

Posted on April 16, 2017

You know…where the Unique Areas are in your Home or Business. 

Now, “Your”… Challenge is to find a… “Unique Effect” for this space.

Since 2005, Bella Faux Finishes has specialized in:  New Decorative Finishes, Faux Finishes, Italian Venetian Plaster, Italian Finishes, Italian Art and Marbling.

David and I have been invited to share our Art and Ideas on so many fun projects!

When you are ready to explore some New Ideas, we would love to hear about your project.

Just Call or Text…  “David Nordgren at (605) 201-1759” to schedule a meeting.

Also,  “Like Us on Facebook”  if you would like to learn more about Bella Faux Finishes, our Art and New Interior Design Ideas!

“Below, one of my Mentors, Las Vegas famous Master Theme Artisan – Barth White”

“Bi-Color – Imported Italian Venetian Plaster”… with wide color values, a challenging Finish for this large of a wall, but will create marble movements that are more unique for the final effect…

“Visit… “” when you are looking for New Interior Design Ideas!”

“Single Color – Imported Italian Venetian Plaster”

“Call or Text… David Nordgren at (605) 201-1759 if you would like to meet!”

“My Mom passed away in January, she was so proud of us. I think about her every single day…”

“Bella Says… What do think?  Do you have a Unique Area in your Home or Business?”

“Mark Nordgren founder of Bella Faux Finishes, LLC” 

“Think Bella!” – Does your Home or Business have any annoying “Bruises”?… Bella Faux can Help!

Posted on March 15, 2017

The Decorative Finishes and Faux Finishes on the Walls of every Home or Business, are eventually going to get… “Clocked” and “Bruised” by something!  

Unfortunately… it’s inevitable!

With Kids running around, people Moving In and Moving Out or just Life Happening, it is almost Impossible to keep our Walls in Perfect Condition.

If the “Bruises” are starting to add up and you are getting tired of looking at them on your walls, give Bella Faux Finishes a call.

We will come out and see what the damage is and let you know if there is anything that we can do to make the “Bruises” go away…

Note – There is never a charge for a consultation. We will give you our opinion on how to fix it, if we can.

Also, “Bella Faux”,  has some Exciting News to announce soon, we will share more in the next month or two, when finalized.

Our company name Bella Faux Finishes, is sometimes hard to remember. But our website is very easy to recall when you need some help.  Just visit…   “”

If you are Interested in our Art, “Like us on Facebook”, here is where we share our New Art and Ideas first!

So… if you have an old Decorative Finish or Faux Finish on your walls that needs a quick fix, give us call!

You can “Call or Text“, Artisan – David Nordgren at (605) 201-1759 to schedule an appointment.  He will get back to you as soon as he can.

“Train does a great job explaining all of Life’s Bruises…”


“At Bella Faux Finishes, we have a wide variety of Decorative Finishes to share… if you are Looking for New Ideas?”


“Below, Artisan – Mark Nordgren, laying some base veining on a column.”



“Think Bella!” “My late Mom loved Bright Colors. Lavender was her Favorite… What is yours? (I Miss My Friend…)

Posted on February 15, 2017

“Color Theory Basics” – Why do some Paint Colors always look good together?

Choosing the Perfect Paint Color for a project is one of the most challenging steps in the Interior Design process. First Decision… you have to hit your Color Right! 

If you just beginning a New Project and Hungry for some New Ideas, we would love to meet with you. We can help you with your core paint colors and then share a wide portfolio of Decorative Finishes.

If some of your Colors are becoming a little dated and you would like to “Wow” your home, give us call!

You can reach David Nordgren at (605) 201-1759, just Call or Text him to schedule a meeting.

Also “Like Us on Facebook” if you would like to learn more about our Art!


“”  You will Love our Decorative Finishes…

I asked my Mom, what is the key to your successful marriage?  Mom replied, your Dad and I are “Best Friends”… we Trust each other.  Mom passed away in January at age 92.  They would have been married 69 years this Valentines Day.  If you are fortunate to be married to your Best Friend, don’t let them go!  Missing my Mom, wanted to honor her and share a little hint of the Love and Magic she brought to the world…”


“Dad talks about Mom every day. He said, I miss my friend…”

“Below, the last two pictures I have of Mom…”

“Holding their wedding license…”


“Think Bella!” – “Warm Gray Colors in your Home? If Yes, “Are You Ready” to explore a Unique Effect to compliment it?”

Posted on January 15, 2017

Today the Warm Gray colors are a popular as ever. Black is one of my favorite colors in dress and in the studio when we are creating New Decorative Finishes. So with the beautiful gray colors in so many homes today, this is a fun time to be creating New “Colors, Textures & Effects” to compliment them.

If you have a Unique area in your Home or Business that you have a sense could use a bump up in effect, David & I would love to meet with you.  We have a wide variety of Decorative Finishes to test for effect in your home.

To schedule a meeting you can reach David Nordgren at (605) 201-1759. You can Text or Leave a Message, he will get back to you as soon as he can. 

Also, Like Us on Facebook, if you would like to learn more about our Art and be the first to view our New Decorative Finishes!

Free Consultation – If you have heard about Bella and are interested in Viewing some of our Decorative Finishes, but are concerned about pricing, we understand. We have Decorative Finishes in almost every price range. Here is how our first meetings go:

(1) Call or Text David Nordgren at (605) 201-1759 to schedule a meeting about your project.

(2) David & I will meet with you, view your project, share ideas and present samples.

(3) If you find a sample you like, we will then take pictures and measure the unique area you would like to introduce it.  Meeting over.

(4) Email:  We will email you the pricing for your project. 

(5) Then, you will decide from there if you want to go ahead with the project or not. Just email us or text David your decision.

(6) Finally, there is “Never Ever” a hint of obligation. David & I are glad we had the opportunity to meet you and view your project.  We do not follow up with phone calls or emails.  We just share our ideas and pricing for Art.  So again, no obligation, just the opportunity to view some unique Art…

“We also a carry Wide Variety of Decorative Finishes for the rest of the Rainbow…”

“Finally… January was rough month as my mother passed.  Mom was 92, brought so much joy and love to everyone she met. I am still in shock, have a hard time believing that she is not with us. I know she is in a better place though. My family and I will carry her Love, Magic and Passion for Life forward! Love you Mom, I think about you every day…”




“Think Bella!” – “It Won’t Be The Same This Year”… To Everyone who has Lost a Loved One this year, Cherish those Memories and Carrying their Magic Forward…

Posted on December 15, 2016

This month, as David and I break for the holidays, we want to take a moment to remember any friends or family members that will not be with us this Christmas.

This year we lost Kathy’s Mom… Glennis, after a 13 year struggle with the miserable Alzheimers disease. We lost her husband Richard about 5 years ago. We loved them both so much! Christmas truly was Glennis’s favorite holiday.  

For our family, Christmas won’t be the same this year…

David and I wish everyone the Best this Christmas!

Below, Michael Nordgren & Glennis Morse


Below, Mark & Kathy Nordgren, Richard & Glennis Morse

Below, Michael, Richard, David & Glennis

Glennis loved the Holidays!

Below, Glennis, Nancy, Kathy & Kim

Below, my Mom, Glennis & Kathy

Below, last visit to their farm…

“McDonalds Mocha Frappe… Glennis Loved them!  We would also bring a splitter and together listen to the incredible Ray Price… or her favorite Christmas music. This always brought a little joy to her day… ”

Below, Glennis’s children, Debbie, Rick & Kathy

Below, Bill, Glennis & Christi 

Below, Amber, Glennis, David and baby Owen

“Glennis loved it when we brought Bella. They always connected with each other. All we had to say to Bella was, do you want to go see Grandma and she would go crazy…”

Below, Owen says goodby to Glennis, in a way that only a child can express…

“Glennis we will never forget you!  Our family will carry your Magic & Traditions forward…”

“Have a Great Christmas everyone!  Take Lots of Pictures, Hug them and Love them, like you may never see them again…”



“Think Bella!” – Can the Color of your “Iris” reflect your Interior Design Preferences? Maybe…”

Posted on November 15, 2016

I believe that the “Color of your Iris” can reveal subtle preferences in Interior Design.  It is just a theory, but I think that the beauty of the eye is shared in many of our choices. 

There are very few things more “Beautiful” than the color of ones eyes!

How often do you really look at the color of someones Eyes?

“The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.”   –  Audrey Hepburn

“When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.”  – Victor Hugo

“The eye is the jewel of the body.”    – Henry David Thoreau

“The world only exists in your eyes. You can make it as big or as small as you want…”  – F. Scott Fitzgerald                                                                                                                        

This month, I want you to think about Color, Texture & Effect.

What are some of the Unique Colors in your Home?

Are there areas in your home that you would like to update?   

Would you like to share some New Interior Design Ideas and Test Sample Finishes?

Remember,  you just need to introduce a… “Taste” of a New Effect!

David and I are not big on having Faux Finishes everywhere. It will smother the Interior Design Effect of the Home.

But locating the perfect area and then presenting a Remarkable Decorative Finish will raise the Drama like you have never seen before. Page through some of our previous blogs, to view project pictures.

If you would like to share some ideas about your project, you can Call or Text David Nordgren at (605)  201-1759.  

David handles all of our scheduling and he will get back to you as soon as he can.

Unique Homes and Projects are created by Individuals that step out of their comfort zone and test New Ideas for “Color, Texture & Effect”.  

Stunning Projects do not happen without Great Effort!

Someone on the Design Team had to reach out for New Ideas…


“We have many New Samples of Decorative Finishes and Italian Art to Share…”


“With Winter revealing its chilling magic upon us,  I really needed some Summer inspiration from Johnnie Rzeznik and The Goo Goo Dolls. They share their passion in their hit song “Iris”!   Great Band that Kathy & I enjoyed seeing again last Summer!”



“Kathy & Bella wish everyone the Best this Holiday Season!”

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