Sometimes a room will have a little nook or niche that leaves homeowners bewildered as to what to do with it. This was such a space. It was no wider than 6 feet . But what really challenged the homeowners was what to do with it. One of the “walls” jutted out 2 feet while the other wall only projected out about 1 foot.
Other than having a custom built in made, the homeowners were in a quandry.
I met with the couple and we talked. We discovered that we were both in love with Italy-culture, art, food, fashion.
The homeowners were thinking about some kind of mural of Tuscany. I had to have those two uneven walls make sense somehow.
I envisioned creating some kind of balcony or a pergola with a walkout , columns, a little bit of a blue sky and a Tuscan vista painted in bright colors. I wanted to make an illusion so it looked like you could walk out into the space.
I presented the idea to the clients and suggested they could put a chair near the mural and it could serve as a visual getaway/ reading nook.
This project, as small as it was in size, was challenging. I had to use color theory and something called forced perspective to make this illusion work.
(Forced perspective is a visual manipulation of something to make it look 3-d. This technique is often done on the convergence of 2 planes.) Challenges are great; they force you to stay on your toes and to advance your skills and knowledge.
The project was a success. I brought a little bit of Tuscany to central NJ.
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