We have created our first colorful wall!
Indeed, that’s the first of our major colorful announcements! I’m not sure even where to begin, so let’s address this Q&A style.
Is the wall already finished?!
Yep! We don’t mess around. We like to make stuff happen. 😉
Where is the wall?
The wall is at FM Kitchen & Bar, located in the heart of Houston (1112 Shepherd Drive). FM actually only opened back in May, but it quickly became a favorite place of ours. You can find Julie and I working there more often than not, especially now!
FM Kitchen has an incredibly large outdoor patio with a bar, tons of tables and seating, games, and now, our wall! It’s dog friendly, family friendly, and has delicious food and drinks. In fact, you might remember reading about them in our Houston Burger Guide here and we did a shoot there a little while back here.
Who painted the wall?
We commissioned Sebastien “Mr. D” Boileau, who is one of the most well known mural artists in the city (you’ve seen him mentioned many times in our Houston Mural Guide)! In fact, he painted the ever so popular Biscuit paint wall, among many others. And, most recently, he opened a temporary gallery location in River Oaks Shopping Center, which is full of his beautiful art. He’s truly such a talent and we’re honored to be able to work with him!
And guess what? He painted the whole wall in one day! Seriously. Like I said, we like to get stuff done 😉 And not only did he paint a wall, he also painted the sandbox you see in the pictures, as well as a table (which is perfect for drink selfies!). This past Wednesday we set up shop at FM, and got to watch the entire process. It was surreal and so much fun.
What inspired the wall?
Without oversharing, we will say that we provided Mr. D with a color palette and then let him run with that to create abstract art. We gave a few inspiration shots to him, but really, he ran with it, knowing our colorful and modern brand, and he made it happen. We didn’t really know specifically what the end product was going to look like! It was fun to see it evolve and develop more throughout the day. And it came out better than we could have ever imagined. We absolutely love it.
We will definitely share more on the process and share in-progress pics very soon.
Should we share pics of the wall? If so, how do I tag it on social media?
YES YES YES
Tag @carriec on IG and use the #morecolorplease hashtag.
We will be sharing our favorites!
Go check out FM Kitchen, enjoy a burger and milkshake (or one of their amazing watermelon mules) on the patio, watch some sports, play some games, and have a great time!