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Mikki Moore

Hello, I am Mikki Moore - Owner of Forever Moore Designs.

I have been faux painting and decorative painting for more than 25 years. I really love what I do! Over the years I have added several different mediums to my work. I would enjoy the opportunity to apply my art work to your place of business or residence.

Please feel free to leave comments. I would love to hear from you. If you would like to contact me about work, please email me at: Thank you!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Trompe L'oeil - Part 3

~ Here are some more examples of
my tromple l'oeil technique ~

This was a plain white door. I added some decorative molding to it, and through painting techniques made the door appear to be expensive decorative wood. ~
~ I've done this technique on many of my jobs. Plain pillars converted to look like stone with grout lines. ~
~ These clients wanted to add tile throughout their bathroom. However, that is quite an expensive project. So, they opted to have me "paint" the tile on their walls. This was very fun and we were all thrilled with the results. ~

~ Plain wall? Or covered in leather? The glazing technique that I used made the wall appear to be covered in leather with a decorative molding. All paint and imagination! ~

Monday, July 26, 2010

Handpainted Wallpaper Look

~ This was a fun job. The clients wanted the look of wallpaper, but painted on the wall. This is the design we agreed upon. ~
~ Up close of the detail ~

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Victorian Home Murals

~ I was so fortunate to be asked to paint these murals in a gorgeous Victorian Home. ~

~ With all of the antiques placed back in the rooms, the walls looked like antique wallpaper. ~

Monday, July 19, 2010

Furry Babies

~ This was a very special job. The clients wanted bookshelves painted in this room, and they wanted their beautiful kitty Elvis to be on one of the shelves. Unfortunately Elvis had passed away and they wanted to remember him sleeping contently on the shelf. ~
~ We thought Elvis needed a friend on the bookshelves, so my kitty "Squeeker" made an appearance too. ~
~ Another client wanted their sweet dog to be sitting in the corner of their kitchen. Memorialized where he liked to sit, and with his favorite ball. ~

Sunday, July 18, 2010


~ A very popular look is grapevines. I've done them for many clients in many different styles. These grapevines were done in a wine cellar along with faux brick. ~
~ Another corner of the wine cellar. They installed metal ceilings. They really completed the look. ~

~ This was a plywood table in the wine cellar that I painted to look like hand layed ceramic tiles ~
~ I've also added grapevines to some of the window treatments that I created. This is a very popular look with the faux background on the canvas. ~
~ And a few more random shots of various grapevines that I've "created" over the years ~

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Redlands Unified School District

~ At one time, Redlands was covered in Orange Tree groves. Acres and acres of them. The Redlands Unified School District asked me to recreate the wonderful orange groves on the walls of their Enrollment Center. ~

Friday, July 16, 2010

Children's Rooms

Here are some assorted children's rooms and furniture that I have done.
~ This Beatrix Potter furniture was fun to do and I think it turned out great. Love those "carrot legs" on the little table. ~

~ Mother Goose & Hey Diddle Diddle inspired mural ~
... and the dish ran away with the spoon

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Flagstone Look

~ Plain cement patio? ~
~ Wish you could have a flagstone patio? ~
~ Wish no more! I can transform your plain cement into a beautiful and interesting flagstone patio with grout lines!! You pick the colors! ~

~ Here are other patios that have been "converted". ~

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fireplace Transformation

~ This entire fireplace was white cement. I painted the mantel to look like wood. ~
~ And finished the surround to look like travertine tile complete with grout lines ~

Monday, July 12, 2010

Trompe l'oeil - Part 2

Here are some more examples of my trompe l'oeil technique.
This client wanted an exposed brick wall to "appear". Using joint compound and painting techniques - I created the bricks.
She loved it so much, she asked me to do an entire wall elsewhere in her home.

Give me an archway, and I can create architecture around it.
~ I love the wrought iron look ~

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Trompe l'oeil

Trompe l'oeil is french for "trick the eye". It is an art technique where an optical illusion is created. A two dimensional art work appears three dimensional.
These cabinets were real, in that the doors were real; they could actually be opened. But, the inside was completely flat. The client wanted it to appear that there was china and stemware inside of them.
~ One cabinet, with door closed ~
~ Door open - displaying artwork inside ~
~ The other cabinet ~


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