Frescoes, Murals and Trompe l’Oeil – Part II
Trompe l’Oeil fantasy in Drue Heinz’s London home. Interior Design by Renzo Mongiardino and walls painted by Irene Groudinski.
The paintings were all done on canvas, including the ceiling coffers.
Love what Mongiardino did with this space. He had to work with two adjoining mews that had been skillfully converted into a garage some years ago. Now he had to convert the superfluous garage space into a grand salon with an adjacent cortile. The garage space was very long and narrow and dimly illuminated by a skylight. His first decision was to break up the length by dividing the space into three sections. A central section where he removed most of the roof and added the large crystal cupola; an antechamber with a fireplace on one side of the central room; and an amply curved conversation area on the other.
The trompe l’oeil work repeats the actual columns. It is hard to tell which are the real columns, doors and gardens.
A dreamy bedroom. Soft, lovely, timeless.
Mural by Roy Alderson
Mural by Robert Walker