Faux by Joyce
... decorative and faux painting throughout the glorious state of Florida
Rockledge Project ...
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In these pictures, notice how a little Trompe L'oeil on an accent wall can add drama and excitement to your home. First, looking out of the gold-toned kitchen into the hall, you're greeted with a bright red wall sponged with gold highlights and what appears to be a topiary in a niche. Closer inspection (2nd photo) reveals that the shelf is real, but the topiary and niche are trompe l'oeil. 2005 UPDATE: New niche is shown, with bottles instead of topiary. Around the corner, you enter the guest bedroom, which is done in earth tones with a jungle motif.
Below, a 2002 project in Rockledge, Florida. To see the entire before-and-after home, click here. This dining room started with white walls and carpet. It was redecorated with hardwood flooring, a two-toned gold sponged paint-job, a Roman-style stone arch with a view of an Italian village and mountains, marbelized pillars, and a complementary window treatment.
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Below, a simple stone wall mural was added to give this wall some character. The vase, with plant hanging on the wall, adds a bit of a Trompe L'oeil flavor. At left shows the mural in context of the room, center shows a more vertical view of the wall, and the right draws closer in toward the mural.
The photos below show the home in Rockledge, Florida as decorated by Faux by Joyce at various times throughout 2002, 2003, and 2004. Most of these photos are also included on the Murals, Decorative Painting, and Trompe L'oeil pages as appropriate. They have been collected here to provide a complete picture of the Rockledge Project.
The links below are provided to simplify access to photos of specific areas of the home.
The jungle-motif guestroom includes many wall-hanging, accessories, and window treatments in keeping with the jungle theme. In addition, a full-wall mural was recently added. Click the larger photo of the mural below to see larger views and details. Click Here for a 360-degree tour of the room.
Later, Joyce decided to modify the mural slightly, replacing the vase with a Venetian scene that extended into the upper portion of the wall. Below are two views of the new mural.
Below, some updates to the dining room, including painting the north and east walls Red with a Gold sponge. Rows of fleur-de-lis were also added to give it a slight European flair. An ornate wooden cornice was also added over the mirrors to provide further accent.
Below, the master bedroom done in Joyce's favorite color -- Purple. Note the Purple accessories throughout the room and the fleur-de-lis border around the crown of the wall. The views are ordered as a 360-degree sweep of the room, moving clock-wise.
Guest chair with Purple Throw
Headboard, wall-hanging, and window treatment crafted by Joyce
Chair and bench re-upholstered by Joyce to complement decor
Dresser (and night stands), formerly Black lacquer, painted Brown with fence finials as legs for added heighth
Antique chair refurbished and re-upholstered for accent; dog not part of decor
The master bath walls are all yellow, even though the camera makes some look grayish -- a problem of the mini-flash. Joyce covered the window cornices and the bench with a floral pattern, then carried the same pattern to decorative painting in various areas of the room. The photos move clockwise around the room.
The vase and one branch are real -- check the closeup
The palms seem to be overflowing from the cornice
A view with the bench, cornice, and wall-decorations
A chandelier with electrical removed and candles added, overseeing the jacuzzi tub
Painting on the wall picks up the colors from the floral arrangement
Floral arrangement is real, wall decoration is painted
Decorative painting graces every wall
When all the other rooms had been decorated, the laundry room was the last white room in the house. Not able to leave any walls white, Joyce entertained herself by putting a "window view" over the washer and dryer, then adding some trompe l'oeil "holes in the plaster" just for fun.
Adding a little entertainment above the washer and dryer
The "picture" is a mural; cracks and brick are trompe l'oeil
A closeup of the "window view"
Another trompe l'oeil brick exposure on the opposite wall
Click to enlarge to see how real the "tile" looks
Front sidewalk gray, with porch looking like tile
This trompe l'oeil tile is some of the most realistic we've done
But wait! The laundry room was the last White room, but there's still more to paint. How about the front sidewalk and the front porch? The "tile" on the porch is only painted on, but looks so real that you have to actually touch the "grout" to figure out that it's not real tile.