Hopwood DePree Estate

After  purchasing the estate in 2008, owner Hopwood DePree enlisted The Boys and Girls Club of Holland to renovate the large estate. I was selected by a juried process to create several murals in the home during the renovation.

The Hopwood DePree Estate is a large, French Normandy manor house originally built in the 1920’s by Con DePree. It was renovated as a Holiday Showhouse, raising funds for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holland.

At the entryway, setting the tone for the project, I created a jewel box entrance with gilded foil. Another mural was created with Great white herons providing a focal point at the top of the grand stairway. The hand painted ceiling shows faux silk tenting, accented with silk balloon shades and (at the time) a dramatic white Christmas tree. The walls were designed with a harlequin pattern in sepia and antique gold colors.

Project Highlights

  • Glitter and gold foil entryway mural
  • Handpainted harlequin pattern walls
  • Faux tenting ceiling mural
  • Silk shade accents