consultations in Atlanta and the north Atlanta metro region - including Alpharetta,
Duluth, Roswell, Johns Creek, Norcross, Dunwoody, Buckhead, and Lake Lanier areas.
painting can range from a full-room mural to a small painted element. No matter the project scope, my goal is always to have a
client happy with the final product.
perfect design: Accomplishing this goal
depends on finding a design to fit the location, room's style, and
client's preferences and personality. Inspiration can come from a
family photo, magazine picture, favorite vacation spot, or decorative
item in the room. I also use mural books and a portfolio of mural
examples to help understand the client's vision.
House Murals, LLC: An established, professional business with
the highest standards in product and dealings with clients.
Insured and licensed.
Steps to take a
mural, trompe l'oeil, or decorative design project from conception to completion.
A phone conversation with the client to get a general
understanding of the project. If there is mutual agreement
to proceed, a consultation and site visit will be scheduled.
Consultation with a site visit -
Includes discussion of client's ideas, job scope, style, color
palette, time and cost constraints.
I'll bring books, pictures, and other reference materials to
propose ideas and clarify the client's wishes for the project.
Design stage - A non-refundable $50 design fee (more, for larger
projects) is due before design begins. I will do further
research then create sketches
of designs, often offering several options. Based on client
feedback, the selected sketch will be worked in greater detail and
presented for client approval.
For convenience, sketches are usually presented in digital format
over the internet. I can also provide the unique option of superimposing
the sketch on photos of
the mural site to help the client visualize the effect.
On occasion, a color rendering of the
design may be done at additional cost.
Client acceptance of design, milestones, and cost structure - The
contract is signed, a deposit is paid by the client, and a start
date is reserved. This initiates a flurry of preparation,
unseen by the client, but which is necessary to have a successful,
professional, smoothly running project. I'll make additional
sketches of details, work out colors and techniques, and enlarge
drawings to be ready for transfer to the project surface.
Supplies are purchased, organized, and packed with all the
equipment needed on the job site.
Painting of the project - Before I arrive, the client is
responsible for clearing the project area of furniture and other
items to give adequate work space. During painting,
open paint containers will be on the floor, so pets and unattended
children must be kept away from the room. I love to have the
client see the project as it evolves and will make minor
adjustments; however, most changes made in this phase will result in additional charges.
Painting completed and final payment due.
The cost of
murals and trompe l'oeil depends on size, subject, detail, and location.
Prices start at $350.
from my many happy clients available on request.
and we'll get started creating original artwork for your home or
Interior designers welcome.