The 'Seven Oaks' Estate Greenwich, Connecticut.
Michael 'opened-up' a windowless powder room with glimpses of the 'Seven Oaks' landscape.
Beyond the realistically-painted curtains rises Dunnellen Hall: summer home of Leona Helmsley - the client's late neighbor who left her dog a $12-million inheritance.
(The lucky Maltese, "Trouble", pokes his head out from under a curtain near the sink.)
In homage to the 'Seven Oaks' name, Michael incorporated oak-leaves into a trompe l’oeil basket of flowers near the patio door.
The home-owner's name is 'Rose', thus three specimens were incorporated into the vignette, honoring her.
Apropos to the home's neo-Georgian design, an 18th-century style trompe l'oeil plaster-relief is painted above the kitchen's center island.
The oak-leaf wreath is flanked by a banner reading: "SEPTEM QUERCI" ("Seven Oaks" in Latin).
- Powder Room Mural. Space # 13
- Trompe l'oeil drapery & Leona Helmsley's dog
(the client's late neighbor who gave her dog $12million).
- Trompe l'oeil Hanging Flower Basket. Space#6
- Trompe l'oeil Oak-leaf Wreath. Space#7