Saturday, October 27, 2007
Vacations To Remember
I recently met a wonderful couple that have been together for 50 years. They wanted me to create a Tuscan mural in their breakfast nook so they could remember their most recent trip to Italy. She had reference pictures for me to create a rendering and he requested that there be a few farm houses that he could look at while enjoying his meals.
The challenging part of this mural was figuring out scale in between the five windows and making the perspective seem realistic.
During the first meeting with the clients they had dated, decorative, fabric valances that I knew would fight with the mural. Luckily the client was open to my suggestion of removing them and adding in some architectural element to the mural that would enhance the windows but not take away from the overall mural design.
They loved my idea so much I ended adding the same architectural element over the two kitchen windows and the three large windows in their great room - creating continuity throughout the space.
They were such delightful clients, and we have a lovely testimonial from them to present to future clients.
A big thanks to my local Benjamin Moore representative for this referral!