Mooloolaba canal home. Australian themed murals and artworks


 >> The brief: When you build a new home, especially with very large walls in an open-plan way, it is large artworks proportionate to them that create balance.  In contrast, too much little stuff creates clutter. Theme and colour should synchronize inside out for a peaceful, stylish result. Here Don and Lorraine from Mooloolaba commissioned Australian themed artworks to reinforce their desert styled landscaping and imbued a warm and natural palette to complete their canal front home with a oasis vibe.  Only the spare room received a French theme- to tickle Lorraine’s French fettish!

>> Our strategy: While Lorraine wanted colour; including purples, turquoises and greens this didn’t agree with Don’s requirements and so Sharron helped the couple find common ground on colour over their series of artworks.  Firstly, Sharron’s predominantly red hand-painted Desert TV wall mural, uniquely painted in Resene metallics, featured dribbles as a highly artistic means of creating an illusion of space. It’s a property show stopper! Secondly, the team decided to carry the murals aesthetic into 2 tall Free Flow artworks in the foyer. This created a vital connection, often missing in open-plan spaces.  Thirdly, a collage about water falling over rocks for the master bedroom needs only new bedside lamps and soft furnishings.And lastly, taking the canal aspect a step further is ‘Bridges,’ a giant charcoal sketch of the Parisian bridges created for the spare room and proportioned to the wall, not the bed, to voids either side. ‘Bridges’ needs only two new bedside lamps and soft white throw.

>> The results: “Dear Sharron, every day I enjoy your great art. I love it all but am enjoying the Desert mural and its grass trees so much. It is just amazing. I love the runs that you created. I see them as being the tears, not that it is sad. It is just that we all have tears sometimes, and that is emotion. Thank you so much.” Don and Lorraine, Mooloolaba


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