October 2018: Inside Out
Bristol is well known for celebrating art on the city walls, but local business Graft Workshop are increasingly bringing street style murals to the great indoors.
Run by husband and wife team Rob and Sophie Wheeler since 2012, Graft have been commissioned to spray numerous homes and business walls around town and they also teach graffiti skills to those who fancy giving it a go themselves. Interior design and street art may not at first be obvious bedfellows but of course this is Bristol, where anything goes.
Just like designing an interior scheme, putting a mural together requires more skill and careful thought than you might at first think. From taking a brief and researching sources of inspiration like local history, pattern design, architecture and other cultures to planning the composition, scaling up designs from preliminary sketches and perhaps preparing stencils there is a lot that goes into a finished piece of work.
Bespoke murals are a fantastic way to add a truly unique element to a ‘forever home’, and if you like the idea of owning an art wall you can commission one, or learn how to create your own on a smaller sized piece on a board. Just head to https://www.graftworkshop.co.uk to find out more.
Zoe Hewett is interior designer at www.stylemongersofbristol.co.uk