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Imago Dei, Celestial Ceiling Mural

Austin is known for its eclectic style and many Austin residents use their homes as modes for self expression. Such is the case in the newly built home of Beverly Curci in South Austin. She decided to hire Luis Angulo, of Imago Dei, for his decorative painting expertise. “Beverly’s main request was that there had to be color and lots of it!” says Luis.

Over a period of two months, Luis and his team of artists created beautiful and daring designs by combining innovative Hand-Painted Murals, bold Venetian and Lime plasters, and intricate Custom Stenciling.

Imago Dei, Hand Painted Celestial Ceiling Mural.

Imago Dei, Hand Painted Celestial Ceiling Mural.

In a world where most people are content with beige and grey, Imago Dei experimented with striking color. Such is the case in the study, where a rich peacock blue chair first draws your eyes in and then upwards to a hand painted celestial map mural. The mural represents the universe as it was understood before Galileo, with the Earth in the center and all the other planets orbiting around it. The mural has gold leaf accents reminiscent of Pre-Renaissance art.

Imago Dei, Detail: Hand Painted Celestial Ceiling Mural.

Imago Dei, Detail: Hand Painted Celestial Ceiling Mural.

Imago Dei, Hand Painted Mosaic Tile Mural.

Imago Dei, Hand Painted Mosaic Tile Mural.

For the dining room Imago Dei created an environment influenced by designs from Pompeii. The focal point is an impressive hand-painted mosaic mural painted on canvas and applied to the ceiling. Imago Dei artists spent weeks designing the mosaic illusion. “Without our amazing graphic designers and in house vinyl-cutter, a mural of this type would have been impossible to do,” says Luis. To compliment the ornate mural, the walls received an earthy yellow plaster texture treatment accented with hand painted panel stenciling.

The master bedroom boasts purple Venetian plastered walls that are accented with silver leafed mural of cherry blossoms. The blossoms appear to be whimsically blowing in the wind throughout the room. With its sculptural sconces, crystal chandelier, lush drapes and incredible bed frame it is a room fit for a palace. It has a rich and romantic feel to it.

Imago Dei, Metallic Wall Finish with SIlver Leaf Mural.

Imago Dei, Metallic Wall Finish with SIlver Leaf Mural.

Imago Dei, Multi Surface Mural of Botticelli's "Birth of Venus" in a Master Bath.

Imago Dei, Multi Surface Mural of Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus” in a Master Bath.

Botecelli’s Venus is the dramatic central figure of the Master Bath’s stained-glass window. This feature is flanked by wall murals drawing the eye up to the ceiling where the shell is echoed, encapsulating the intimate space created by rich textures and vibrant blues.

Imago Dei, Detail: Botticelli's  Venus Bathhroom.

Imago Dei, Detail: Botticelli’s Venus Bathhroom.

Imago Dei worked with this Austin client to create murals and decorative finishes that combine bold color and unique design!

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