Decorating with Trompe L’oeil

Hand painted walls are a treasure and Trompe l’oeil which in french means “to fool the eye” is quite often a nice alternative to framed art when accessorizing a small room. In this case to accessorize a small guest bath with an item that looks three dimensional without that item jutting into […] […]

Hand Painted Murals in Small Areas

Wall pockets are a quick, fun, even elegant way of dressing up a small area. This one was done for a client who wanted to hang a piece of art at the end of her garden tub but it wasn’t possible because of a pocket door in that wall. As my eyes roamed the room for […] […]

The Power of Trust

Continuing “My Mural Voyage . . .” Next door I am greeted by the designer who had called first. Uncertain as to what the outcome would be I said a little prayer and trusted the right ideas would come to me. The design of the fabric to be used in the dining room had looked a bit rigid. Then I […] […]

Coordinating Wall Designs to Fabric

Continuing My Story . . . After returning from Indianapolis I made calls on design firms in Fort Wayne which was much closer to where I lived. One designer asked if I would do some painting at a parade of home site. Showing me a fabric sample for draperies that were to be hung in the dining area […] […]