Friday, May 18, 2012

The Art of Interior Renderings

Marla and I once visited an incredible penthouse apartment of an interior designer in New York City. The walls were upholstered in fabrics, fabulous antique furniture rested on a plethora of rare oriental carpets, and wonderful paintings hung everywhere. Sitting on a table were stacks of hand painted watercolor renderings of his interior design projects. They were like works of art in themselves!

In the era of CAD drawings, hand drawn interior renderings are almost a lost art. In the artistic hand of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, interior designer and artist, Michelle Morelan, they are alive and thriving!

What client wouldn’t love this office design?

A fabric canopy bed creates an intimate bedroom.

A bold geometric rug is the highlight of this traditional room rendering.

An enticing modern dining room framed by beautiful custom draperies.

Lustrous sheers create an inviting and romantic canopy bed. Chocolate and roses anyone?

***Check out videos of Michelle working on interior renderings.



  1. aww...thanks Dick...I am inspired to get moving on these projects on my desk! Procrastination will kill you. Thanks for the kind words, and I hope all is well :)


  2. I am a traditionalist, so I love how personal and “custom “ hand crafted renderings are. I love the memorable authenticity that watercolors and renderings portray. I would LOVE to own a Jeremiah Goodman, Albert Hadley or- heart be still- a Billy Baldwin rendering! Michele is truly an artist. Her drawings are definitely amazing!

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