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Nicolette Atelier
Casta's Rum Bar Murals | Murals by Nicolette Atelier | Casta's Rum Bar in Washington
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Casta's Rum Bar Murals

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A refreshing respite from the hectic city, Casta's Rum Bar is bedazzled with authentic-Cuba-inspired murals and finishes. The client, Arian Castaneda, originally from Cuba, wanted to recreate his home in Washington, DC and we were esoteric in our translation. Old elevator door were transformed with a faux wood grain technique and plaster walls were glazed for a rustic effect. Casta's is now a beloved favorite to the West End.

100' of exterior murals
14' interior mural
Wood Graining

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Creation: 8-24 weeks


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Nicolette Atelier
Meet the Creator
My work hinges on the bespoke process. As an artist, my mission is to convey the spirit of my clients' vision.

Nicolette has been an full time artist and entrepreneur since the age of sixteen. As one of six children to custom home builder parents, design meets entrepreneurship has always been "in the blood".

"My business hinges on the bespoke process. It is my job to convey the spirit of my clients' vision. It's a very personal process. And I love the versatility day you're working with some corporate CEO and the next you're playing with a [residential] client's four year old. It keeps life interesting and you learn so much from each one."

Her reach spans across the US as well as the UK, Argentina, New Zealand and Ireland. Her clientele include two murals for Sherwin William’s Global HQ, Destino Vero Fashion House NYC, noteable DC figures and professional sports players and agents, to name a few.

"Once a client called and said that she was sitting in her dining room (which I had painted in a lavender chinoiserie design about two years prior) drinking coffee and wanted to tell me how happy the room made her feel. She went on to say that she often went to the room as it had 'such a calming' effect. It is moments like this that remind me of my purpose...and I'm lucky...I get to make people happy." It is also indicative of Nicolette's strong belief in environmental feedback, or the newly coined term R.O.E. (Return on Environment). "The spaces and places we work, live and encounter are powerful. They either feed or deplete us. It's real and it is our job as artists, designers, architects, etc to bring harmony to the world via aesthetics."

Design centric and dedicated to a lifetime pursuit of creating experiential environments, she decided to launch her abstract art line, Abstract Art Nicolette, in 2017 with the goal of exploring a smaller frame of reference and to indulge her creativity in a minimalist direction. Her canvas work is contemporary in aesthetic with graphic design, landscape, and architectural undertones. It seeks to explore balance, harmony, color and texture to create meditative pieces.

She currently resides in Washington, DC with her pup Ronaldo.