Photography by Anastassios Mentis
'As a decorative painting company with a keen eye for a beautiful space to paint, the moment we walked through 'Gallery A,' both myself and my fellow artist John were struck by the incredible arch of the barrel ceiling,' says Arthur McShane of Art Works & Design, Inc. 'We knew we had to emphasize the arch and the height but make it feel light and pleasant. By using a pearlescent paint we created a visual texture that emanates from the center and reflects the light from the chandelier. A faint sparkle applied over all catches the light to finish the effect.The walls were hand painted in classic chinoiserie style keeping in sync with the age and style of the mansion. We put a modern twist on the classic style by using a reflective background that connects with the ceiling . The garden scene is filled with flowers, fruit trees, birds and bamboo. Using an extremely limited color palette we created a subtle yet exciting composition that fills the space with beauty. The light changes as you move through the hall revealing elements you may not have noticed at first.'