Painted House: Over 100 Original Designs for Mural and Trompe L'oeil Decoration

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Graham Rust, a professional painter and muralist, believes there is always a place for mural decoration - it can transform darkness to light the humdrum into the exotic and it can lift the spirits of the meanest room and visually transport the occupants to another world. Having always been fascinated by the idea of an entire house painted with murals from top to bottom, Graham Rust conceived the idea of "The Painted House". Based on an actual 18th-century house, Graham designed a mural for every room of the house - from attic to basement. "The Painted House" is a pattern book with more than 100 mural designs, designed to be a source of inspiration for anyone looking to transform even the most spiritless of rooms.

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Artist Graham Rust has long aspired to decorate an entire house with murals and trompe l'oeil decorations. Since visiting Italy, he has been inspired by the frescoes of Veronese in the Villa Barbaro at Maser. His dream, although practically unrealistic, has finally been realised in this beautiful book. Basing his idea on an 18th century house designed by Sir William Chambers and later extended, he adorns every room with his truly wonderful and imaginative paintings. From the attic to the basement, via bedrooms, dining rooms, hallways and stairs. Designs from the classical to the contemporary, from the East to the West, botanical and zoological, all are encompassed under one roof, giving each room an intensely individual feel. Not just for professional artists, this book will also inspire the ordinary homeowner who wants to stamp their own personality on their house. Techniques are clearly explained and the theory behind his choice of designs well-founded. This is a remarkable book, full of inspiration and amazing ideas - a must for all those with an artistic bent and a love of the unusual. - Lucy Watson

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Graham Rust is internationally renowned for his murals and ceiling paintings, which can be found in houses in Britain, Europe, and America.

His drawings and paintings have been widely exhibited and special collections have been used as book illustrations, notably for editions of The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, and Little Lord Fauntleroy, all by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Examples of his painting also appear in Some Flowers by Vita Sackville-West, The Fine Art of Dining (Bulfinch, 1995), and Decorative Designs (Bulfinch, 1996).

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