Welcome to the BROAD SPECTRUM web site. Let us use your walls and ceilings to add a little color to your life. Please take a look around, then call or email us to set up an interview and find out how we can complement your interior design. Broad Spectrum creates innovative faux finishes and murals on walls and ceilings. Our finishes and murals are custom designed to complement your decor. We offer a broad spectrum of faux finish techniques from old and new world textures, fresco, Italian plasters, gilding, antiquing and glazing, to new innovative finishes. Our murals range from impressionistic Italian countrysides to American folk art vistas and graphic designs.
BROAD SPECTRUM creates faux finishes and murals for residential and commercial customers in the Cincinnati, OH/Northern, KY and Dayton, OH areas. We have also worked for clients in Columbus, OH, Detroit, Philadelphia, San Francisco, New York and Naples, FL.
What Sets Us Apart
BROAD SPECTRUM believes that every space should promote the comfort and activity of its occupants. We work closely with our clients to identify how we can create custom designs to make their living or work environments more enjoyable and inspiring to be in.
At BROAD SPECTRUM, we focus on customer service, quality and professionalism. Our creativity, versatility, and ability to merge aesthetics and practicality distinguish us in our field.
Customer Service Policy
Our clients range from small to large, both residential and commercial. We are committed to contributing practical, creative solutions for any scale of interior design project.
Karen Kratz-Miller is the founder and artist/owner of BROAD SPECTRUM, operating in the Cincinnati, OH area since 1993. She has been involved with creative arts ever since her artist mother handed her the crayons and pointed her towards the wall. She has attended the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design as well as numerous workshops on faux finishing, muraling, trompe l'oeil and color theory, including all the major Faux Effects Silver and Gold product line classes. She is also a certified Faux Effects instructor and teaches other faux finishers at many Faux Effects distributor studios.
Prior to Karen's involvement with faux finishing, she was a nationally award winning and published fiber artist. Her love of textiles, as well as her graphic and fine arts studies at Rhode Island School of Design, are influences in Karen's faux finish and mural designs. Additionally, Karen's understanding of color theory and knowledge of product characteristics and interactivity, contributes extensively to her ability to create unique faux finishes and to improvise with confidence.
Karen actively works in the field, allowing her to bring design salability, product usage and real life execution information to our clients. Her talent has been acknowledged in the form of numerous awards for Cincinnati's and Dayton's Homearamas, Northern Kentucky's Homefest and Cincinnati and Dayton Designer Show houses. She is a member of the International Decorative Artisans League and the Ohio Valley/Northern Kentucky Decorative Artisans Guild and is an American Society of Interior Designers Industry Partner.