This month I am featuring 2 creative closets I worked on this year. Staying in this months theme of small spaces, I also included a great idea for creating depth to window wells – those drab small coves outside of basement windows.
Wizard’s Fantasy Closet
Inspired by Harry Potter and the Magic Treehouse books, I transformed a storage closet into a play space for the children. This was a very fun mural to create because the ideas all came from the kids. And they had a LOT of ideas.
Step Into Your Next Vacation
The owner wanted to transform the guest closet under the stairs from a awkard space with electrical boxes and funny angles to something that was welcoming and fun. Their family had just taken a vacation in Positano, Italy, so that was a starting point for the trompe l’oeil landscape that really gives guests hanging up their coats something to look at!
A New View in a Window Well
This is a great idea for anyone who has a basement. Who wants to look out on a stucco wall when you can look out at a beautiful landscape?
The guest room:
Thank you for taking the time to look at my latest creations! Please forward this to anyone you know who has a closet or window well that looks on to a stucco wall.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Why did the skeleton go home early from the dance?
Because he had no body to dance with.
ON MY IPOD
The Buena Vista Social Club with Ry Cooder
Garden State Soundtrack
The White Ladder – David Gray
One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.
ON MY NIGHTSTAND
In Defense of Food
by Michael Pollan
SHOUT OUT TO…
Eco Spaces My dear friend Joanna Kanow started this business with her husband. They supply green building materials – helping keep our little homes and our big home helathy and in balance. They are based in Telluride, CO. I think they offer free ski passes on bulk orders.
I was reviewing opposites with my 5 year old. I asked her if she knew what the opposite of a wife is. She replied, “A problem!”
(Apologies to my husband, but that was too funny not to pass along.)
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.