New York Artist Malcolm Hill
I am working on a mural for a bathroom ceiling at the moment and was thrilled to be able to call up my friend Malcolm Hill to discuss the project. The bathroom is a deliciously stark white room that we will glam up with silver mosaic tile on the floor and two white-lacquered bombe chests will serve as vanities. Two ornate shield- shaped, white-lacquered mirrors will adorn the wall above both vanities. A beautiful, white, freestanding bathtub from FTF floats in the room with a large vintage light pendant comprising of white balls pouring down from the ceiling. The wallpaper on the ceiling features a large-scale, ornate pattern in silver and white was the pièce de résistance pulling it all together, but we realized the steam shower would probably cause the paper to peel. We considered an ornate mosaic pattern on the ceiling, but it turns out those silver tiles are actually white gold and we would blow our budget pretty quickly. We explored the option of doing a mural and that is when Malcolm came to mind.
I met Malcolm through Interior Design editor and human connector, Cindy Allen. She first introduced me to Shamir Shah, (one of the nicest people I have met and a super talented architect/designer) and we quickly became friends. That is how I met his partner Malcolm Hill. Malcolm is a New York-based artist/sculptor who specializes in site specific media installations. He started out as the contract muralist for Barney’s New York, and has since done all kinds of projects ranging from the large mural at the entrance of Nobu, to residential murals in New York and Los Angeles. His work often appears above in Shamir’s interiors and it’s amazing how beautifully their work complements one another. I am looking forward to our design venture and I am so thrilled to be working with such a wonderful, talented artist.