Monday, October 12, 2009
A hotel lobby in your living room!
Recently I was contacted by clients who wanted the feel of a hotel lobby in thier entryway and living room areas. HMMMMM how do we create that breezy, relaxed island atmosphere? We worked together in coming up with ideas that would include murals in 6 built in panels as well as a massive barrel cieling. On the wall facing the "water fall" wall, I designed a mural that created the feel of a veranda opening out onto a beach . We included palms, birds, lush tropical plants and a rock waterfall. On either side of the actual water wall we decided to paint an actual hotel lobby scene complete with a baby grand piano, inviting wing back chairs, plants and wine! The completed mural was finished off with a sky mural painted on the barrel cieling. Finishing off the wood work surrounding the murals I crackled and distressed an off white color semi gloss paint over a copper verdigris tropical blue. The effect is a very weathered and Carribean like wood finish. Now when you walk into this entryway you can almost hear the steel drums beckoning you for a margherita and a cool ocean breeze.