Trompe l'oeil effect wallpaper designs
So, again, welcome to this months addition of my rolling blog.
I wanted to draw your attention to a project I am particulary proud of, one that was a collaboration between Dumayne Design, Esther Vreeland and Zart art.
It was for a boutique hotel in the centre of Amsterdam, and the brief was to design a set of bespoke wallpapers for the ceiling, two separate walls and a sliding door in the main dining room area.
The look of the hotel is very unique, with a sumptious feel and modern twist - but equally very cosy too.
The client was requiring a tongue-in-cheek, humourous play on an 18th Century art salon. There was to be a 'trompe l'oeil' effect - in that the wallpaper designs should give the impression that the artifacts actually on the wallpaper were real - a trick of the eye, of course.
The room would be dressed further with furniture of approximately that period later, although I imagine not actual antiques of course!
The sliding door was created as a curiosity cabinet, replete with various objects of curiosity, as the name suggests.
The ceiling papers were a blue sky and cloud design featuring exotic creatures (for the 18th Century) such as monkeys, owls and Birds of Paradise.
For the rear wall, we incorporated various old images of ceramic delft blue tiles and designed a pattern.
The larger wall - a duck egg blue original wallpaper was designed, upon which we mounted a hotch potch of different period paintings, drawings and life studies. Various basic wooden and guilt frames were added to complete the look. A shadow effect was used to add depth to the new 'paintings'.
The owners of the hotel say this particular wall is their 'Instagram wall', as so many of their clients wish to take their own selfies while posing in an 18th Century environment!
Please take a look at the images here, let Dumayne Design know what you think of them, and please get in touch if you want to know more.