Hand Painted Wall Murals
Hand painted wall murals can provide a bold and elegant backdrop to a homes decor. I like to incorporate murals in my artisan approach to interior design, oftening planning the mural in coordination with the furniture, rugs, home and clients style preferences. Hand painted murals can be cost competitive with high end wall paper or custom printed graphics. Best of all they are truly a one of a kind work of art designed for your home by an artist.
Though hand painted murals are an old world approach to interior design, my approach is not without the use of technology. Most of my large scale murals are planned out digitally on the computer creating the pattern and color palette for each clients space. This gives you a chance to see an approximate rendering of the mural in advance prior to it being painted and the ability to make changes to colors.
Murals are not limited to just walls. Other surfaces like fireplaces, ceilings and built in features can provide a stunning canvas in which to create a focal point for a room and dramatically changes its appearance. The murals can be made vibrant and new or given a rustic old world feel using antiquing techniques.
Commercial spaces such as restaurants, bars, coffee shops, tattoo parlors and salons can also be given an incredible amount ambience through the use of custom painted murals. Below is an example of a space transformation at Archetype tattoo in Albuquerque, NM. The use of metallic accents in a mural can also give additional visual depth especially when the wall is across from a light source or artificially light with custom spot lighting.