“Mel Holmes, who has created pieces for Sydmonton Court, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s home in Berkshire, and for a luxurious pool room in the Wiltshire home of Robbie Williams, is a leading light in this latest trend for “statement decor”.”

The Times 23/1/2015

“The mural has surpassed all expectations and is definitely a work of art in itself. It receives a lot of admiration — guests are constantly glancing at the ceiling.”

Hugh Hales, Bank House, Halesworth 2015

“…the most exquisite interior finishes. The quality of detailing and installation in this house has been referred to by several national estate agents as the highest standard they have ever witnessed in the UK.”

Michael Phillips, Michael Phillips Architects Ltd

“I liked the witty trompe l’oeil bookcase painted on one wall”

The Guardian 3/11/07

“Mel has worked for us on many of our Hotels and has consistently produced work of an exceptional standard reflecting the individuality of each hotel and continually fascinating our guests. Often these projects have been against very tight deadlines and obscure briefs but are consistently completed to an ever higher standard.”

Stephanie Briggs
Director of Design
Malmaison and Hotel du Vin

“…the finest temple of marble and gold leaf and brass, classical statues and murals and glass”

Michael Symmons Roberts FRSL, BBC R4, 2017
The Trafford Centre “The Stately Pleasure Dome”

“…amazing trompe l’oeil effects”

Derbyshire Life 2010

“Working with both myself and my architect, Mel created a mural that realised our vision perfectly. Throughout the project, he displayed a commitment and attention to detail that is exemplary. I am delighted with the mural and it never fails to enchant my guests at Barnes Hall.”

KUMAR Nadesan 30/9/2010

“Magnificent Murals.
Mel Holmes, a Sheffield-based artist, has been commissioned by clients in Britain and across the globe to paint murals on ceilings. ‘Optical illusions, images of birds, sunny skies, a sense of opening up the room to the world outside’”

The Daily Mail 5/1/2018