Panoramic wall mural for Alexander Reid by SuperStrata artisan David Faust, inspired by a vintage Vogue Magazine cover. Photography by Laura Wheatley
The Art of Murals
For the start of the new year we are showcasing the art of murals for interiors. They add flair and intrigue to a space, acting as decor that elevates a room. Whether a mural graces one wall, a smaller area such as a powder room, or a continuous one that stretches across the ceiling and walls, it makes an impact. We are fortunate to have several artisan partners who are experts in painting murals in a variety of styles and themes ranging from serene landscapes to more imaginative works of art.
1. In-process mural for Alexander Reid by SuperStrata artisan David Faust, inspired by a vintage Vogue Magazine cover.
2. Monochromatic bucolic panoramic wall mural for Ceara Donnelley by SuperStrata artisan David Faust
As a classically trained painter, David Faust utilizes his expertise to create enchanting, panoramic landscapes, as well as more whimsical scenes. Whether it be a domed ceiling, segmented walls, or an entire space that requires a 360° view, David excels at painting murals to fit the space and make it come alive.
Whimsical dome ceiling mural painted by David Faust using a foreshortening perspective to give the illusion of depth.
Sketch of one part of a monochromatic bucolic panoramic wall mural for Ceara Donnelley by SuperStrata artisan David Faust.
Sylvie Bilger of Metamorfaux honed her decorative painting techniques while working at the Château de Versailles, using her talent and eye for detail to deliver exceptional work. She can incorporate nature and geometric patterns as well as faux elements to her murals.
1. (Closeup) Wall mural and matching light fixture for Daniel Romualdez painted by SuperStrata artisan Sylvie Bilger of Metamorfaux.
2. Nature-inspired wall mural with matching themed light fixtures for Daniel Romualdez painted by SuperStrata artisan Sylvie Bilger of Metamorfaux.
Two of five murals depicting views of Brooklyn in the 1890s in a New York lobby hand painted by Richard Smith.
For over 30 years, Richard Smith has been painting in styles such as Art Deco, Neoclassical, and Rococo. He often brings his talent for trompe l'oeil to his murals, painting figures and designs that appear to stand out against the background. The lively Baroque scenes that he paints are impressive, complete with ornate borders and decorative flourishes.
1. (Closeup) Hand-painted mural of 1890s Brooklyn Heights in a New York lobby by Richard Smith.
2. Rococo style ceiling mural with trompe l’oeil mouldings painted by Richard Smith.