Trompe L'Oeil
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"Classic Architectural and Ornamental Trompe L'Oeil" - used to alter the appearance of the real objects adding depth, relief, ornamentation to otherwise flat surfaces. Most popular areas of ornamental Trompe L'Oeil are beams, niches, medallions, friezes, ceiling, wall perimeters and such. I LA DESIGNS offers variety of solutions to cost effective enhancements of space and objects (including furniture) through Trompe L'Oeil.

Ask us about our specially developed non-woven mural canvas - ideal for seamless installation of Trompe L'Oeil details which do not cover the entire wall!

Trompe L'Oeil is also an organic part of classic mural painting. Trompe L'Oeil details are used in the majority of our murals creating "fool-the-eye" appearance of depth and space. Please view examples of Classic Trompe L'Oeil Murals in corresponding section of our site.

Steps in Creating Trompe L'Oeil:

1. Development of the layout and design - BW rendering/drawing is produced for the client for the initial approval of the Trompe L'Oeil designs and positioning of elements. When all elements of the project become clear to both parties, final rendering and/or scaled color study is developed and delivered to the patron for the Final Approval.

2. Painting - after the final rendering is approved by the patron we begin painting of the commissioned work on site.

Our specially developed non-woven canvas allows for offsite painting of most of the elements of Trompe L'Oeil commissions, which greatly reduces the cost through eliminating on site related expenses (scaffold, travel, etc.)

3. Installation - our studio offers professional installation, "hanging" of the Trompe L'Oeil (if painted offsite on our non-woven canvas). Installation is an optional service, the cost of the installation appears as a separate/optional charge in our estimate.  For out-of-town projects it is more cost efficient to engage a local professional wallpaper hanging company - our studio will "walk them through the specifics" at no additional charge.

I LA Design Services offers competitive pricing, European training of our lead artists allows us to maintain our rates at 10-20% below the average market standard.

Payment Schedule:

1. Initial Deposit - 15% of the total cost of the project, due on contract signing.
2. Production Deposit - 50% of the total cost of the project, due when the final rendering is approved.
3. Final Payment - balance, due at the final screening.

For your convenience we accept credit card payments online at our CLIENT CENTER


He transformed a thirty-foot wall into a living display of beauty that will outlast most of the art and architecture of the Southwest. He is a creative genius and works with a wonderful team..."
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