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Penguins in the Bedroom and a Submarine in the Playhouse – Imaginative Home Murals

By Morgan Bricca September 1, 2019

My summer painting adventure included painting several four-wall bedroom murals. 

Iceberg Mural with Penguins and Humpback Whale in Bedroom

Antarctica Iceberg Mural with Penguins and Humpback Whale in Bedroom

I didn’t go to Antarctica, but my clients did! They had the trip of a lifetime, so when it was time to choose a theme for the nursery for their first child, they broke out all their honeymoon photos and made a list of all the animals they saw on their trip. The result was this Antarctica mural with a colony of penguins gathered on the icebergs and a pod of humpback whales enjoying a leisurely swim.

Antarctica Mural Painting with Seal and Penguins in Northern California Bedroom

Antarctica Mural Painting with Seal and Penguins in Northern California Bedroom

Alpine Meadows

I’ve never been backpacking with llamas through alpine meadows, but my clients have! This alpine meadow mural painting alongside the family pool was inspired by their gorgeous vacation photos. Now they can remember their favorite vacation from their bedroom window. It’s always spring somewhere.

 

Alpine Meadow Mural for Pool at Private Residence

Alpine Meadow Mural for Pool at Private Residence

The same adventurous family had me back to paint their workout room with a forest path. If you want to know how I create light in a forest, you can watch this video. If you don’t really care how I did it, you can skip to this video of the painting from start to finish to the soundtrack of some chill music.

Indoor Forest Mural with Dirt Trail and Light Shining Through Branches

Indoor Forest Mural with Dirt Trail and Light Shining Through Branches

Coral Reef Adventure

It’s been hot out lately, so I thought you might enjoy this refreshing coral reef adventure as much as I did. No SCUBA certificate is required to enjoy this submarine mural.

Submarine Mural with Coral, Fish, and Treasure Chest for Boy's Bedroom

Submarine Mural with Coral, Fish, and Treasure Chest for Boy’s Playhouse

Playhouse Before Mural Painting

Playhouse Before Mural Painting

I painted this in a playhouse in Saratoga. I created a magnetic chalkboard in the corner; the sign is for a fundraiser they were hosting in their garden. I tried something I have never done before with this project: I printed sea life animals from past murals onto magnetic vinyl, and cut them out. The fish, whales, and species you see in the coral below are peel and stick, so Kiernan can move the pieces around to create new art – and new stories – to his hearts content.

Undersea Playhouse Mural for Saratoga Home in California

Undersea Playhouse Mural for Saratoga Home in California

As you can see, even though I only took one airplane ride this summer, I had many adventures. The best adventures are the least expected.

Warm regards,

Morgan Bricca

Morgan Bricca

Morgan Bricca is a mural artist living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her clients run the gamut from professional creatives, including architects and designers to building owners, school administrators and community advocates. When she is not making art, Morgan enjoys sipping boba tea with her kids and taking naps on the couch.