Andrew Bruckman of Bruckman Studios and David Zoellner of Metropolitan Painting and Decorating combine their talents to take home interiors to new levels. Their surface designs transform simple walls, doors, floors and ceilings into true works of art. In the small vestibule, the walls and ceiling are hand painted in a walnut wood finish highlighted with gold leaf striping for a warm and inviting look. In the den, the ceiling’s beams and planks are antiqued and distressed, while the upper walls feature raw clay golden-tinted with natural pigments. In the up-close fresco, sienna clay is used to create natural-looking breaks in the monochromatic design, which features delicate botanical frescos. Bruckman’s goal is to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that pleases the client and pushes the boundary of the imagination.
Photography: Courtesy Bruckman Studios
At Angelfish Studios, everything becomes a work of art, whether it’s a ceiling, wall or furniture. Their staff of artists creates breathtaking finishes, including the murals and painting techniques shown here. In the hallway of this home, an inspiring mural spans the distance with an urn, vines and a seascape entrancing your view. This ceiling treatment is a dramatic Renaissance creation with historic detailed images. The team at Angelfish was able to create a relief-inspired treatment on this domed ceiling, and the depth of colors and shadowing easily fools the eye with its beauty. To Tracy Rivers and her team, pushing the limits of conventional Old-World art into modern applications is what it’s all about. If a homeowner can dream it, they can make it happen.
Photography: Courtesy Angelfish Studios