Hallways are a wonderful place for a fanciful design. This particular space was a unique challenge in two ways; there are existing panels of Chinese hand painted silk on the second floor that were open and visible in this space, and the staircase is open to the vestibule and hallway. The client wanted a scenic mural that blended the motifs in the panels in a way that made the entire area work as a visually harmonious space.
To do this, I made the background a misty landscape that wound its way thru out the hallway and up the stair wall. The colors and scale of the design were in keeping with those in the second floor panels.