Client: private residence
Location: Atherton, USA
Completion date: 2004
Tucker & Marks, Inc.
Andrew Skurman Architects, Inc.
This mural of a Georgian Villa with Greek influences was painted in a dining room of a private residence in Atherton, California. To complete the room I needed to create the composition on each wall in order to figure out the placement of each visual element. I then needed to figure out the color scheme. Color unites the composition of elements of art and design in harmony. I sketched the mural's original dimensions directly on the wall, and then painted onto it.
The entire experience was an exercise in building beautiful forms and volumes, enhancing them with architectural details and molding, and using custom furnishing, colors and textiles to make the interior of this formal room approachable and intimate.
The clients are of Greek heritage and took inspiration from the Villas Kerylos which is part of an ancient Greek villa on the French Riviera near Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. We also looked at David Adler's wonderful Reed House in Lake Forest, IL, for ideas.