Decorative Artist & Fine Artist
decorative finishes | custom art design | faux painting | murals
About Nicole Zules
Nicole, a graduate of the renowned Parsons School of Design in NYC and Design Industry Partner, has been providing clients with decorative painting and artistry since 1978. Based in Dallas, Texas, she’s created custom work for major clients in New York City, Long Island, Nashville, Houston as well as the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in Texas. She travels across the US and internationally to provide her unique artistic finishes.
Nicole comes from a long line of fine artists and commercial artists and has a lifetime devotion to creating unique, tasteful, quality images and decorative finishes especially on wall and furniture surfaces. She’s developed her own line of contemporary and transitional wall finishes. Nicole has exceptionally executed ceruse and faux bois (wood graining) convincingly duplicating a staggering variety of exotic and common woods. She is also known for her artistic talents in executing ironwork aging, marbleizing, and gold and silver leafing.
Nicole Zules is a designated touch-up and repair artist for Robert Turner Associates (RTA), Gracie Wallpapers, and DeGournay Wallpapers.
Expertise in a complete range of artistic and decorative finishes:
- Custom Ceiling and Wall Murals
- Commercial and Residential Faux Painting
- Custom Metallic Grasscloth Finishes
- Faux Bois Decorative Painting
- Unique Flooring Designs
- Furniture and Cabinetry
- Interior & Exterior Doors
- Proprietary Line of Unique Contemporary and Transitional Wall Finishes
Nicole sits down with you and/or your designer for a consultation to hear all about your design ideas. She listens to everything you say and even what you don’t say in order to create an atmosphere honed to your personal vision. She forms unique, client-specific design solutions. She creates distinct environments that meet and usually exceed her clients’ visions.
Education & Memberships
BFA Parsons School of Design
Abstract Mural for Informal Dining Room
“Adjacent to the library is a cozy eat-in kitchen nook with a divine abstract mural, drips of muted greens and neutrals by renowned muralist and fine artist, Nicole Zules.” Spring 2017 edition of Sophisticated Living Magazine
This is a contemporary/transitional wall finish/abstract mural the designer requested to enhance the penthouse environment. The intent was to provide warmth, movement, vitality, and height while maintaining the crisp clean feel of a contemporary design setting.
Ceruse’ Kitchen & Weathered Island Finish
House Beautiful Magazine excerpt:
“A custom blue paint on the island is rubbed off in places to make it feel as if it has been there forever. The distinctive finish turns the island into a focal point and complements the cerused-oak cabinetry.”
To fulfill the designers’ ethereal vision for this kitchen remodel, Nicole created the raw beauty of an authentic ceruse finish on the oak cabinets and a softly weathered, yet sophisticated finish for the kitchen island.
Tree Mural: White on White
Home of Former Dallas Mayor
A serene silhouette of elegance and sophistication were sought by the designer and homeowner of this Dallas’ Lakewood dining room.
Radiant walls that shimmer with the changing of the light and focal point in the room were accomplished by creating chalky white foliage and delicate limbs juxtaposed against a sheer luster of gently nuanced walls.
Delicate and subtle, the serene sophistication of this tonal flowing tree mural never loses interest. The detail in its simplicity goes quietly on and on creating a pattern here and an elegant silhouette there.