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The Sam Simon Project

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Big empty white walls can be a breath of fresh air....or they can be boring and in need of art. When we moved into our apartment a year ago, we decided to make our daughters' room playful and bright including a hot pink ceiling. We addd colorful linens and lots of built in storage. And we were happy.

We loved and lived in the space for half a year, but one white wall kept bothering me. I didn't want anything ordinary. My friend and designer Kirsten Sheridan and I painstakingly picked every detail of this room. The wall needed to be filled with something extraordinary. Sam Simon to the rescue.

Sam and I have been friends for years. He's presented at our events and I've admired his work. Now it was time to finally team up on a personal project. Sam came to our loft and spoke with the girls. We talked about princesses and dreams. I showed Sam pictures of a trip to India--with the rich colors of that magical part of the world. And then Sam went to work.

I can't tell you how the magic happened. But I can share some of the process.

sam simon painting

The beginning


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sam simon painting

The scene unfolds

sam simon painting details
sam simon painting details

Details (Sam adds crystals and plenty of whimsical touches).

Gazing on this unique piece makes waking up a little sweeter for our princesses and bedtime a little less lonely thanks to all the friendly animal that have joined the mix. A custom piece requires faith--but with the brushes in Sam's hands you'll be assured of a wonderful result.

Sam is based in NYC, but frequently travels for commissions. Find out more http://www.samsimonprojects.com/

Momtrends was not paid for this post. We happily commissioned Sam for this one-of-a-kind piece.

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