Beautiful Walls by Doug Morris

Scottsdale, AZ

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I started in business as a graphic designer before transitioning into exhibition and interior design. When I quit - because I wanted to be doing something that was more "hands-on" - I explored working with wood, metal, ceramics and glass. When I began learning the basics of faux finishing from a master craftsman from England over 20 years ago, I quickly became hooked on the reaction of our customers to the way we transformed their homes. There's something exponentially satisfying about exceeding people's expectations. Customers often have an idea of what they want, sometimes they even have pictures as a guide, but when they see the completed result, the difference it makes to their home, they are quite often totally amazed. My background in commercial design, sets me apart from most other decorative artists. I spent years meeting deadlines and developing the discipline to harness my creativity to satisfy customers, and not impose my own preferences or muse, unless they were relevant. There are many artists to choose from, so I am always grateful to have another opportunity to do what I love for people who care about their homes.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Although I began to draw the world around me before I reached kindergarten age, my fulfillment has always been in using my creative and technical abilities to help others. Whether as a designer, helping establish the public face of major companies, or as a muralist, faux finisher and decorative artist, bringing rooms to life and turning homes into whatever kind of castle their owners desire.
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Location

Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Years in business

21

Times hired on Thumbtack

35

Reviews

25 Reviews
  • Laurie A. Jul 27, 2017
    Interior Painting
    Verified Review
    Doug communicated well, and his price and schedule meet expectations. Will definitely use him in the future. Great job!!
  • Carly K. Jul 25, 2017
    Muralist
    Verified Review
    My wall turned out perfect for my little's nursery. I initially thought the hash lines were too wide (they were done by Doug exactly the measurements I asked for so this was my issue not his) but after furniture was in they looked great. I was wanting a wall that would go in his nursery but not too babyish so he could grow into the room also. I get lots of compliments on this wall and Doug's attention to detail was fantastic-he even painted the outlet covers to match up exactly.
  • Jaye S. Jul 2, 2017
    Muralist
    Verified Review
    Doug is very professional from beginning to end. He responded quickly and provided a quote and design in a very timely fashion. He began the work when he said he would, provided pictures of each day's progress, and finished up on schedule. What I really appreciate is that Doug listened to my ideas and was able to translate them into a wonderful mural. Exactly what I wanted!
  • Karen C. Jun 13, 2017
    Faux Finishing or Painting
    Verified Review
    Doug was hired to touch up plaster walls in a courtyard that had been faux painted-- not a simple project, but he handled it with patience and professionalism. He responded promptly to our request for service and came prepared to do the job immediately. We would definitely hire him again and would recommend him to our friends and neighbors!
  • Fred M. May 1, 2017
    Muralist
    Verified Review
    Artistic and talented
    Hired Doug to do a mural on my garage door. Told him a few basics I wanted and let the artistic design to him. Beautiful job, have received many delightful comments about the mural and will no doubt have another project for him in the future.
  • Rita S. Apr 1, 2017
    Interior Painting
    Verified Review
    Great faux painter!
    Awesome work and professional service highly recommend!
  • Tina W. Mar 31, 2017
    Interior Painting
    Verified Review
    Excellent job!
    My experience with Doug from start to finish was a satisfying reward. The faux painting on my ceiling was a true transformation. I love it and I guarantee you will not regret hiring Mr. Doug Morris for your faux painting.
  • Pam M. Jan 31, 2017
    Faux Finishing or Painting
    Verified Review
    Faux finish for fireplace stucco wall
    Doug did a fabulous job of faux painting my stucco fireplace wall! He was easy to work with and helped with finalizing the final colors. Couldn't be happier! Thanks!
  • Katherine G. Jan 5, 2017
    Interior Painting
    Verified Review
    Clouds On Ceiling in Nursery
    Doug is great! He got back to me right away. He was easy to coordinate with and had no problem working around my hectic schedule. He painted beautiful clouds on the ceiling of my daughter's nursery. I couldn't be happier!
  • Cheri P. Nov 7, 2016
    Faux Finishing or Painting
    Verified Review
    Faux finish
    Love the end result, showed up when he said he would, very nice and professional. Would definitely recommend and use again!
  • Rick W. Oct 24, 2016
    Faux Finishing or Painting
    Verified Review
    Another great expression by Doug
    Doug was meticulous with his color matching and subsequent color suggestions. Due to my paint allergy the work was completed while we were on vacation. We came home to a beautiful home. The final result reflects Doug’s attention to detail and precision with his work. The finished rooms look fantastic. Thank you Doug.
  • Larry J. Oct 9, 2016
    Faux Finishing or Painting
    Verified Review
    Faux finishing
    Doug's workmanship and quality of work exceed all expectations and was phenomenal what an awesome person. Thanks Doug for all that you did for.the both of us.
  • Linda S. Aug 11, 2016
    Muralist
    Verified Review
    Beautifully done. Just a little fading I hadn't expected.
  • Roxane M. Jun 17, 2016
    Interior Painting
    Verified Review
    Doug did and excellent job. Took the time to do up samples to make sure the colors I wanted were done correctly
  • Caroline H. May 12, 2016
    Muralist
    Verified Review
    I could not have asked for a better artist--- Doug did several mural's for me in our home in Arizona and they are outstanding!! Sooooo professional, and beautiful and detailed. I was delighted with what he has added to our home and his talent!!! One wall is a forest that makes you want to sit and relax-- in our bathroom, he painted barn boards on the wall and then a window that overlooks our farm home here in Iowa--- with the addition of a "family tree" picture wall--- he made our house-- a true "home"!!! Thanks Doug for a fantastic job!!! Hope to see you again!!!
  • Jeff P. May 12, 2016
    Muralist
    Verified Review
    Doug was a pleasure to work with. Understood and executed above and beyond my expectations
  • Jessica B. May 8, 2016
    Painting
    Verified Review
    I had 2 chandeliers that were changed from an iron to silver color and they turned out beautiful! When my electrician installed them he couldn't believe they had been painted and he thought they were in their original condition, that's how detailed and thorough they were done. I would highly recommend his services to anyone as his work is excellent. He is very professional and asks questions along the way to make the job is done right. If I have any further painting needs in the future, I will be requesting his services again.
  • Elizabeth Z. Apr 7, 2016
    Interior Painting
    Verified Review
    Absolutely amazing! Punctual, fair prices, and beautiful work! Pictures don't do it justice. Doug is a true artist!
  • Holly O. Oct 10, 2015
    Muralist
    Verified Review
    Our experience with Doug has been outstanding!!!!!!! He did a great job doing touch up to a custom faux finish!!!! Highly recommend this man , truly an artist,
  • Leroyjackie G. May 20, 2015
    We have built a new home and remodeled an older home. Consequently, we have hired numerous people to work on our homes. Mr. Morris was one of the most professional people we hired. He was on time, on budget and completed his work in a timely manner. Doug listened to what we wanted in our mural and took it from there. We would hire him again for additional projects. LeRoy/Jackie Gilbertson
  • Sally M. May 19, 2015
    We absolutely LOVE the mural Doug did for us in our bathroom. I had always wanted the look of a window in our small windowless bathroom, and worked with Doug on exactly what I wanted the "scene" to look like. Not only did he get the outside of the window scene perfect, he made it look as if it were 3 dimensional! Everyone who comes over to visit is "forced" to visit that bathroom whether they want to or not because we must show it off. And they all LOVE it!! Doug was so easy to work with. I first presented him a picture of roughly what I wanted, but said I want this different, and that different, etc, etc, and he came back with his interpretation of what he thought I wanted. Then we continued to work in that manner via the internet until we thought we had it. The morning he came to do the actual painting, I made some last minute changes, and he was most accommodating. Even as he was painting it we were still working together as he made suggestions or I made suggestions to get it all perfect. I just wish I could post a picture here because it so wonderful.
  • David L. May 19, 2015
    Doug did the faux painting in our family room, and turned out beautiful...he talked to us about the color we should use, he was very meticulous about his work. Doug was prompt every morning and on schedule. I would highly recommend Doug for the job, you will not be disappointed in the quality of his work...
  • Rose Mary W. May 19, 2015
    Doug has faux painted 2 entire houses for us with beautiful results. He is prompt & unobtrusive as he works and has helped us with ideas, colors & designs. We would never use anyone else & wholeheartedly recommend him without hesitation!
  • Tiffany B. May 19, 2015
    What an amazing job on the ceiling of our kitchen! Everyone has commented on it. Thanks again!
  • Tracy B. May 19, 2015
    We had some drywall changes to our walls with Venetian plaster and we hired Doug to match the paint (instead of re-doing the Venetian plaster). Doug matched the color perfectly and you can't even tell it isn't plaster. He is also a hard worker! I would highly recommend his work. TBannon

Q&A

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
When choosing a mural or faux finish artist, the only way to feel comfortable with your decision, if you don’t have a referral from someone you trust or you don’t know someone whose work you’ve actually seen and admire, is to compare your options. Do you like them; would you feel comfortable having them in your home; are they helpful; does their portfolio give you confidence in their abilities; do they take the time to understand what you’re trying to achieve – to address your concerns, to discuss possibilities and options? Choosing a mural or faux finish artist is personal. They’re going to be working in your home, possibly for some time, and unlike with many service providers, what they will be doing will be very visible and reflect on your taste and sense of style. Ultimately, while price can be an issue, there are other factors that determine value, and only you can decide which of these are important.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Download my ebook on the subject from my website via the "About Me" page.