This trend has been around in the United States since they were mere colonies. "During the early part of the 19th century itinerant artists would travel the countryside earning their living by painting portraits and murals," says interior designer Skip Sroka. "They usually were self-trained and had a wonderful sense of naiveté about them... In this room we captured that feeling of the early Virginia countryside. This is a soft-spoken room that speaks volumes." The mural, painted by artist Kay Jones, was an apt choice, as this home was originally built around 1795.