Hayley Ferreira is a sensitive, elegant artist whose work respects her clients vision while demonstrating the full breadth of her experience, skill and knowledge. The murals she creates can make an ordinary house exceptional.
My house in San Francisco has an upstairs bedroom that covers the entire top floor. It has cathedral walls and I wanted to decorate one with an ancient Roman fresco from the Pompeii area, the Primavera di Stabiae.
I contacted Hayley Ferreira of Ferreira Designs through the Website Find-a-Muralist, after reviewing some of her work online.
Hayley was wonderful! She came out to my home and looked over the space, which climbed to 12 feet at its peak, as well as at my printouts of the fresco image. She took pictures and measurements, and listened carefully to my description of how I envisioned the fresco would be transferred to the wall, allowing for the proper scaling, the necessity of extending the original across a much wider horizontal axis, and the adjustments around my closet doors and fixtures. She explained various materials and options for painting, and recommended a limestone paint that would capture the antique feel of the original fresco.
We discussed costs and she was up-front and candid about what could be done with my budget. Hayley was also very accommodating on the timeframe. I had a lot of apprehension about the job, since Ive never had a mural painted before, but she made the process very easy. Overall, she was a pleasure to work with and completely professional.
The actual painting took about 4-5 days, with Hayley and her assistant coming to my house while I was at work. The intrusion on my space was minimal and my cats were always calm when I got home.
The result is fabulous! The finished fresco is dramatic, vivid and perfectly appropriate to the space and my house. I am so happy with my mural, which glows with color and transforms my bedroom into a unique private garden. Hayleys skill is such that she was able to capture the cracking and fading of the original fresco, which was something I especially wanted.
I also asked Hayley to paint my dresser to echo the fresco. Its now a charming companion piece to the fresco, featuring antiqued garlands on the drawers.
Working with Hayley was a terrific experience! I highly recommend her.