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Art Deco Movie Palace Home Theater

Design concept, trompe l'oeil mural, and faux finishes for movie artifact collection in foyer, entrance hall and home movie theater.
Inspired by 1930′s movie palaces and art deco icons like the Chrysler building, McKeithan created this home theater featuring faux inlaid black and gold marble, sienna marble, and antique bronze architectural elements. Deco frames accentuate the client’s collection of autographed movie posters, photographs, and props. The walls are fauxed in a rich antique gold and red leather finish. The first photo in this series shows before and after shots of the doorway from the hall to the theater. This hallway adjoins the trompe l’oeil mural foyer.
This mural features trompe l’oeil elements painted to appear 3-D like the faux finished architecture of the adjoining hallway and theater. Everything pictured in the mural is actually painted on flat walls but made to appear to recede in space; columns, curtains, reflective marble tile floor, carpeting, doors, framed posters, doors to outside, and a life-sized Oscar statue all are trompe l'oeil.

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April 2, 2013
veivette wrote:
What colors you use for the colums? - When I try to paint my kitchen with yellow is a mess. I like the contrast between yellow and red.
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Hello there,

Yes yellow can be a difficult color to choose. This color is actually one I custom mixed to work as a transparent oil glaze to create the Sienna Marble faux finish. I think it works because it is applied here as a layered glaze on top of a creamy white base color paint on the trim. I am not sure it would be great for a kitchen straight out of the can, as it would be very intense.

The color I think is closest to the actual color I mixed is Sherwin Williams SW 6684 Brittlebush or 6685 Trinket. I think that either would be very intense in a kitchen, but perhaps a lighter version on the same line in the fan deck might work. Also, the red on the walls has been glazed over with gold metallic glaze and brown antiquing glaze, so it's not straight out of the can either. It is also a custom mix we made to coordinate with the carpeting and the frames.

Hope that helps,
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