Mandy van Leeuwen: "We designed a grand ballroom sort of look with the tile
centerpiece on the hardwood floor. At the back outside you see an ocean or lake scene,
which is helping to give that dreamlike setting. Although this is advertising for the client,
it's artistically sound and it's one of the heartiest forms of advertising that is out there. It
doesn't have that routine commercial look about it. We wanted to have activity in the
room, and chose the ballroom dancers to inject a cheery, warm energetic feel into it. The
floor is elegant with the marble pillars, curtains and the rest of the scene. We also did the
lettering for them."
Jennifer Johnson Pollock: "A lot of our inspiration for this scene is taken from a Graham
Rust book. He's a Mural artist as well that specializes in trompe l'oeil. We wanted a
beautiful background (the ocean view), but we didn't want the background to take away
from showcasing the beautiful floor and ceramic inlay. We wanted a Mural to appeal to
those with finer tastes in things, so we included the pillars and the curtains. There is a bit
of trompe l'oeil effect with the frame and shadowing."