Wall Treatments and Murals by Caroline Lizarraga
Caroline Lizarraga

Caroline Lizarraga

San Francisco, CA, United States

Caroline Lizarraga is a professional decorative painter specializing in custom finishes for furniture, and interiors for professional and residential environments.

With hands permanently covered in plaster and paint, Lizarraga is happiest working in Old World ways. She trained for her craft in the cobblestoned streets of Florence, Italy, and continues to bring that antiquated sensibility to all of her projects. You'll find her on every job site, working each layer of color and detailing solely by hand.

She is passionate not only about creating amazing interior environments, but also in helping clients find and express their own distinctive style. No two jobs are ever alike. Whether it's a boutique hotel in Napa Valley, an expansive winery estate, or a private residence, her approach is always the same: create a space that is utterly authentic and magically artful.

What is your favorite material to work with?

"My favorite material to work with changes on a daily basis. My current obsession is lacquer ceilings, and pouring resin down walls as seen in the restaurant Robin."
-- Caroline Lizarraga

What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"We want them to be shocked (in a good way) that what we have done has been achieved with paint."
-- Caroline Lizarraga

What motivates and inspires you?

"Everything inspires me.... people, fashion, nature, materials. I am in a constant state of discovery so I can apply that to my work."
-- Caroline Lizarraga

What makes a space special?

"I think telling a story makes a space special. When the client follows their heart, rather than doing what everyone else is doing, you can feel the difference in the space. Also take a few risks can make a project."
-- Caroline Lizarraga

What’s unique about your work?

"We do custom finishes for walls, floors, and furniture. Each concept in unique to each client."
-- Caroline Lizarraga

How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?

"We work very close to each client and we get a strong sense of what inspires them. From there, we create a series of samples for them to choose. in this way it is so custom to them and makes each project special. For example, we just finished a restaurant in Oakland called A16. The chef/owner let us use her cookbooks that inspired her to become a chef. We then took the pages of the book and created the landscape of her walls with the recipes."
-- Caroline Lizarraga

What funny moments, unexpected surprises, or obstacles have you encountered?

"We always have lots of laughs on projects. Once people see what we can do, there usually comes an interesting request. We just finished a beautiful African landscape for a client in NYC and she asked us to hide a little painting of R2D2 somewhere in the wall. So sometimes we bury secret paintings behind the real painting !"
-- Caroline Lizarraga
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