Think Bella! – Before you “Pick your Paint”, you need to “Pick your Wow”! Rarely does paint alone create… “The Wow Effect”

“Claire is just learning… “How to Create the Wow Effect”!  

She is Very Creative and Eager to Learn…


Are you Starting a New Project?

Before you “Pick your Paint”, you need to Identify and “Pick your Wow’s”!  

Rarely does paint alone create… “The Wow Effect”!

Find your “Wow Areas” First.  This is the most important step if your desire is to “Raise the Drama”…

Too often people will rush the painting, choose a color and then regret the decision because it doesn’t lay well with a New “Decorative Finish” they have found and Love.

If you are ready to change the “Paint Colors” in your home and are hungry to “Raise the Drama” and create some “Wow’s”, David and I would love to meet with you!

(1) We will come to your home or business, Listen to your Ideas, View your project and share our thoughts on where the Unique Areas are in your home that could create… “The Wow Effect”.

(2) Next, we will look at Paint Colors and Decorative Finishes that would be perfect for those areas. You may keep some samples to test for effect through the day and night.

For 14 years Bella Faux Finishes has offered Free Interior Design assistance.  

Bella also offers Interior Painting at a price point you will like.

Our portfolio of “Project Pictures” and “Testimonials” tell the story of working with Bella Faux Finishes. 

If you would like to meet Bella Faux Finishes, you can reach us at the following:

Office: (605) 362-5750

David Nordgren (605) 201-1759  Call or Text

Also, “Follow us on Facebook”!  Here is where we share our New Decorative Finishes first and Projects.

You can also Instant Message Bella on our Facebook page.

You can also View Projects and Samples of Decorative Finishes at  “”

“Below…  Bella Painting Services”  

Bella Faux Finishes offers… “Affordable Interior Painting”!  

On Projects today, we are doing more and more Interior Painting…

I think our Clients like our “Affordable Pricing for Painting”, combined with our large portfolio of  “Unique Decorative Finishes” and our “Interior Design Ideas”.

But you will have to read the “Testimonials” we have received to learn more about working with Bella.




“David and I Love meeting our New Dog Friends on projects!  Miss Ella!”


“This Weekend, create a “Wow Punch List”!  Here you will Identify… Where in your Home or Business you would like to “Raise the Drama”!  Then, Let’s Talk & Share some Ideas!   Office (605) 362-5750

Mark Nordgren with Bella


“Bella needs a break, Kathy & I looking for Wow Ideas in Chicago…”

David Nordgren – Artist  /  Co-Owner – Bella Faux Finishes, LLC                                                                                                                                                                                            






Think Bella! – Think Chevron! How to create a “Chevron” that will “WOW” your Family & Friends!

Client asks David & me, can you do a “Chevron”?  David and I look at each other, what’s a “Chevron”?

With the help of our Clients, Lonnie & Julie, we now know what a “Chevron” is.  

(Chevron – It is a Zig-Zag pattern that dates back to 1800 BC.  Chevron is similar to a Herringbone pattern)

Bella Faux Finishes now includes “Chevron’s” in our Art Portfolio for Clients.

What was fun about this project, instead of using a common paint color, we introduced a Unique Decorative Finish!

If you are looking for New Interior Design Ideas for your project, David & I would love to meet with you.

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

Office (605) 362-5750  – Let’s Talk and share some Ideas!

Visit: to view a variety of Decorative Finishes

Also, Like Us on Facebook, here is where we share our New Projects and New Art… First!


My Dad passed on Jan 18, 2019, he was 92.  I haven’t updated our “Think Bella Blog” for almost a year.  David and I just worked projects and I enjoyed my time with Dad.  Took him everywhere I could and captured so many moments on film and pictures. Mom passed away on Jan 8, 2017, she was 92.  He is now with Mom, I love them both so much!  I miss their Love, Wit, and Charm every single day…



Think Bella! – Today Wallpaper is on everyones mind. Before you Invest in todays trend, compare the Advantages of a Unique Decorative Finish. From Cost, Effect & Drama…. Compare for Yourself the Wow!”

Our New “Bella Faux Finishes” mobile website has been getting … Great Reviews!

It is easy to view Hundreds of New Decorative Finishes on any mobile device or desktop.

Just visit:

If you would like your home to have a higher level of Wow than some of todays Interior Design Trends, give us a call!

We would love to share samples with you and help you identify where your Wow Areas are.

The meeting is Free and there is never ever a hint of obligation!

Call or Text David Nordgren at (605) 201-1759

Think Bella! – Ready to Wow your Home or Business? Go to “” to view stunning New Decorative Finishes!

Our New “Bella Faux Finishes” mobile website has been getting…  Great Reviews!

It is easy to view Hundreds of New Decorative Finishes on any mobile device or desktop.

Just visit:

Would you like to share some ideas about your project and view samples?

Call or Text David Nordgren at (605) 201-9246


Think Bella! – WOW!! .. go to “” on any Mobile Phone or Tablet. “Everybody” needs New Interior Design Ideas!

Our New Mobile “Bella Faux Finishes” website is now… Live!

(1) On any Mobile Device, Phone or Tablet, or Computer go to “”

You will be able to view Hundreds of Samples and a Large Portfolio of Ideas for “Color, Texture & Effect”. 

Also you will view many Projects that David and I have introduced them on.

Keith Urban… Crushes it, explaining why “Everybody” needs… Somebody!  

On Projects, it takes a Talented Team of Professionals to create a Successful Result with many Wow’s!

Rarely, does one person have all of the ideas.  

As Keith Urban says….  “Everybody needs Somebody”!


Since 2005, Bella Faux Finishes Goal was to become a Great Resource for New Interior Design Ideas when Introducing and Layering… “Color, Texture & Effect”.  

My son, David and I, made the decision to Study and Learn the Best Decorative Finishes from around the World, invest capital in their product and make them available in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and the surrounding states.

Question… Who should use and go to “”  on any Phone or Tablet?

(1) Homeowners

(2) Interior Designers

(3) Architects 

(4) Home Builders

(5) Contractors

Where else can you view Hundreds of Decorative Finishes from around the world on your Tablet?

Where else can you immediately pull up a Unique Color, Texture & Effect and test it on a Design Board?

“The Wow Effect” is created by introducing the Perfect… “Color, Texture & Effect”.

New Ideas are Critical to achieve this goal!

The Best Interior Designers, Home Builders and Architects can not repeat similar Interior Designs on new projects. They have to stay consistently Unique!

The Very Best are Always looking for New Ideas and Possibilities.

Again, Bella Faux Finishes is just another resource. Our App may give you an idea for your next project…

Great Interior Design is always a struggle!  

Great Interior Design is a process of solving problems!

At Bella Faux, our Goal is to make this process a little bit easier and more convenient when searching for New Interior Design Ideas.



On any Mobile Device, Phone or Tablet, you can view the “Bella Faux Finishes” by going to “!   

Our Main Business Website is:, where you can learn more about our Art.


Finally, here are a few great quotes on the subject of Design:

“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no and WOW!  Wow is the one to aim for.”  – Milton Glaser


“I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.”Pablo Picasso


“Great design is eliminating all unnecessary details.”Minh D. Tran


“Good design encourages a viewer to want to learn more.”Alexander Isley


“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.”Mary Lou Cook


“An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.”Dr. Edwin Land


“Design has allowed us to stand out; to look different and show that difference body.”Joe Mansueto


And One more…………..


“Do one thing every day that scares you.”Eleanor Roosevelt

David, Owen & Mark Nordgren – Bella Faux Finishes, LLC

And…. Miss Claire Nordgren.  Notice the Decorative Finish on the wall… just an idea?


You will find many New Decorative Finishes using your Mobile Phone or Tablet when you visit “”.



Think Bella! – Coming Soon… Bella Faux Finishes Google Play App and “” Mobile Phone & Tablet App!

This month, we have been finishing projects and working on our New “Bella Faux Finishes” Phone and Tablet App!

The “Think Bella” App will be Very Cool, making it very Easy to Peak at our Portfolio of Decorative Finishes… without leaving the couch!

David and I are Very Excited to share that our New “Bella Faux Finishes” App is now available at theGoogle Play store. The App is being updated now, so look for the… New Update.

“iPhones – Sorry”, it is not available on Apple Phones yet. They changed their protocol and requirements in December 2017, removing thousands of small business apps.  So we are working with Apple to get our App on the Apple App Store. Will let you know when it is live. We love Apple, so we will do everything we can to get our App on the Apple App store.

Until then…

Any Mobile Phone or Tablet:  go to  ““, to view the mobile version off the App.

Note – This application is built for mobile devices, so it does not view well on a main computer.

Our Main Bella Faux Finishes Website:   go to

Below, David’s son Owen, awaiting the birth of his sister Claire, showed us what “True Excitement” really looks like!


And now… Let me Introduce… “Claire”


You will find many New Decorative Finishes at on any Mobile Device, Phone or Tablet!

Try it on your Phone or Tablet! We would love to hear what you think…



Think Bella! – “Happy Holidays, 2018 is here with… Bella Faux Art for your Home or Business!”

Happy Holidays Everyone!  2018 is here, Bella Faux Finishes is Excited to share our New Art with You!

Below… we have a short “Think Bella” Video of the “Bella Family” and then a few past projects that will give you a peakinto the drama that is created, when you choose the “Perfect Decorative Finish”! 

Wallpaper is on everyones short list today.  We love Wallpaper too, but it has its limitations…

For One, Wallpaper is not “Original Art” that is created by hand on your Walls, Ceilings or Columns.  

It is a copy of a print that is then pasted on a wall. There are some stunning Wallpaper Effects that we love!  But, Usually this stunning effect comes with a very high cost per foot.

Compare the Cost –  Take the time to compare the Cost and the Final Effect between  Wallpaper and Decorative Finishes.  Almost all of our Decorative Finishes are more affordable than wallpaper.

Wallpaper vs Decorative Finishes:  Before you choose and invest your capital, take 30 mins to compare?  Our meetings are short with never ever a hint of obligation.  We are just honored to meet you and hear about your project.

Would you like to Meet? – Call or Text David Nordgren at (605) 201-1759 if you would like to view samples of our Decorative Finishes and share some New Interior Design Ideas about your project.  

The meeting is… short and its Free!

Also, Like Us on Facebook, if you would like to learn more about our Art!  Here is where we share our New Decorative Finishes and Projects First!

Wishing you the Best, we look forward to meeting you at your project!

Mark Nordgren – 2005 Founder/Co-Owner – Bella Faux Finishes, LLC


“If you would like to view more Think Bella Videos, Subscribe to us on YouTube!





Think Bella! – Here Goes… Our First Video Blog! Click if you wish or Just Take a Nap, it is a Little Rough…

David & Amber,  blessed Kathy & I with our beautiful Granddaughter… Claire!


This video was just a practice clip, never intended to use this one, but wanted to get something out.

So here it is.  I promise you it will get better…  

David and I are so fortunate to have the opportunity to work with so many “Unique Decorative Finishes” from around the world.

Few people… have seen some of these finishes.

Below is our YouTube Channel. 

We will be sharing our videos first on  “YouTube Channel”.  

If you Subscribe, you will be the first to view them.  Note – Its Free to Subscribe!

I will share some photos of this project.  

Notice that we just did “One” Bathroom Wall. On many projects, that is all that you need to change the drama in the room.  

Cost Wise?  Our finishes are based on square footage. So your investment is very affordable!  Especially compared to the cost for “Wallpaper”.

If you would like to meet and share some idea about your project, Let’s Talk!

Call or Text David Nordgren at (605) 201-1759.  

David schedules our meetings and projects. We look forward to meeting with you!  

Note – there is never ever a hint of obligation when we meet.

We are just honored to have the opportunity to meet you and share some of our ideas.

Also, if you are Interested in our Art,  “Like Us on Facebook”.  Here is where we share our New Decorative Finishes and New Projects… First!


Tri-Color Italian Venetian Plaster – David Nordgren

Think Bella! – Coming Soon… Video Wow Effect Ideas, New Decorative Finishes and New Interior Design Concepts!

Sorry for the late posting for October, we have been busy on projects. Also spending time with my Dad in the nursing home. He is amazing at age 91!

My older brother Bob is also pictured here.

But, David and I have some exciting news to share soon!

Our goal at Bella Faux Finishes is to make it easier for you to get “Fresh… New – Interior Design Ideas” for your project.

Here is the direction we are going:

(1) “Think Bella! – Video Blog” – We will be filming short videos, where we will share various Decorative Finishes.

We will explain a little bit about each finish, show you samples of the finish close up and share project photos of where we have introduced this finish.  The clips will be short, so you can get in and get out. You will know right away if this is an effect that would work on your project.

(2) “New Decorative Finishes” –  We are working on many New Decorative Finishes and will be sharing new samples soon!

(3) “New Interior Design Concepts” – When you schedule a meeting with Bella, the most valuable thing that we bring to your home, are our Interior Design Ideas!  Our Decorative Finishes are secondary, our Ideas are by far the most valuable service we share. We will walk through your home and help you identify where your “Unique Opportunities” are and why you should consider this area as special.

So if you want your home to be “In Style” but do not want it to look like every other home... Lets Talk! 

I will share a few pics here.  

Would you would like to share some ideas about your project?

Just Call or Text, David Nordgren at (605) 201-1759.  David schedules our meetings. We would love to see your project!

Also, if you are interested, “Like Us on Facebook”!  Here is where we share our New Decorative Finishes and Project first!

Where are your Wow Opportunities?

“Bella says what do you Think… should we Meet and share some Ideas?”

David, Owen & Mark Nordgren – Bella Faux Finishes, LLC






“Think Bella!” – Here are “Five” Easy & Affordable ways that you could Wow your Home with “Style”!

Urban Dictionary – Style

Noun: The basic defining characteristics of a person, everything from talk, dress, hairstyle, demeanor, etc. 

Now what is the Style of your… Home?

Would you like to create the “Wow Effect” in your Home?

Below, I will share “5 Ways” that you could raise the drama in your home and stay within your budget.

Here are the Five: “Accent Walls, Niches, Backsplash, Tray Ceilings & Columns”!

(1) Accent Walls – Every home has a Unique Accent Wall. Note –  they are not always the first impression when you come into the room.  You have to enter and then hold.

By leaving your mind open, the room will reveal to you, where the perfect wall is and why!

In my opinion, this is one of the most important walls in your home. By introducing the perfect Color, Texture or Effect, you definitely will raise the drama of the room.  

Cost:  Since the footage is small, whether you choose a Great Paint Color or the Perfect Decorative Finish, your total investment is very affordable.

(Note – The cost for Wallpaper is usually more.)


(2) Niches – Almost everyone has a Niche in their home. They are fun to build into a floor plan, but what do you do with them?

The space is limited and can truly be an Interior Design Challenge…

David and I have had the opportunity to introduce our Art on many Niches through the years. We have many ideas that we would love to share with you.  

Cost: The Footage is very small, which will give you the freedom to explore almost any level of Decorative Finish.


(3) Backsplashes – Tile is used almost exclusively for backsplashes. They are very popular, creating a Contemporary Effect.  

But if you are looking to explore a Unique effect, that is not commonly seen, we many ideas for you… 

Cost: Again, your square footage is small, so your total investment will usually be less than tile.


(4) Tray Ceilings – Commonly know as the Fifth Wall, a Unique Tray Ceiling is one of our favorite locations to change the emotion in the room.  Unfortunately, many Tray Ceilings today are rarely given much of a budget.

A crows foot texture or a paint color is sometimes all that is planned for…  

I will share some photo’s from past projects below. We have a wide variety of Stunning Decorative Finishes that you can test on your ceiling for effect.

Tray Ceilings are Always a Wow Opportunity!  

Cost:  Again, square footage on a tray ceiling is small, so your investment is very affordable.


(5) Columns – Today, you will find that most columns are just painted… White.  

Why? I think it is easier to just paint them and they still look good.

But I also believe the real reason is, there are not very many Artisans that marble columns.

The Art is very challenging to learn…

Since 2005,  the Artisans at Bella Faux Finishes, have marbled many columns through the years.  I will share a few pictures here.

Cost: Depending upon the finish that is chosen for the columns, the pricing can vary. We offer a variety of effects that you can surround your columns with. The cost of each finish varies, also the chosen effect for the Capitals and Base.

Well… that is it!  

Five areas in your home that are unfortunately, not very high on the Interior Design Priority List.

Many times, with New Construction, there is very little budget left.

I understand that…

But after homeowners have settled in their home for a while, they will begin to notice their Unique Areas in their home and now have the budget to Wow their home!

“Bella Faux Finishes – Artisans – Mark & David Nordgren” 

David and I are “Honored to be Trusted” with the Final Effect on so many Large Projects and Small Projects, Commercial and Residential!

We Love All of them!  It does not matter the size of your project!

Would you like to meet?

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

The meeting is Free and will usually last about 30 mins.

We look forward to meeting you, hearing your ideas and viewing your project!

We saw Taylor Swift a couple years ago. Incredible Concert!  This talented lady can definitely overwhelm you with… “Style”!


“Bella Faux Finishes, LLC –  Amber, David, Kathy & Mark Nordgren”

Remember “” if you would like to view more of our Art!