metallic faux finish with Modern Masters Metallic paint. She has developed a technique of rolling it on but pouncing it out to make it sheer. I think she did two or three coats, I cannot really describe it well because I have not seen her do it, only seen the beautiful results. I believe she actually
has been faux finished to look like it's the front of a step that recedes into the mural. The trompe l'oeil curtain rests on the top surface of that "step". The trompe l'oeil column sits on the false step as well.
The faux grass is placed above a subsurface of gravel and drainpipes, allowing for proper drainage. This south-facing elevation gets the most sun, hence a cutout with access to the basement bedroom; this brings light to the subterranean space.