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ArtStep

917-940-7030; artstepnewyork.com

These artists paint bold, graphic or representational murals on blank walls, exposed bricks, or any other surface in your home that needs spicing up. They did an Impressionism-influenced pastoral scene for one client, and a Metropolis-inspired Art Deco design for another. Artstep is available from concept through completion; the painting typically takes two to five days. $-$$ (by appointment only)

Dean Barger Studios

917-544-9341; deanbarger.com

Barger has more than 25 years of experience creating decorative murals, gilding, and custom Venetian plasters in the homes of celebrities and fashion designers. When the artist isn’t adorning surfaces with 12-karat-gold-leaf stencils, he teaches decorative art and mural painting at the New York School of Interior Design. $$

The Ellaphant in the Room

theellaphantintheroom.com

Statement-making walls are the domain of mural-painter Jeremy Alan. He has done a massive humpback whale, a bright-red cardinal perched on a branch, and playful tree frogs crawling up a wall. Alan also offers more adult designs like a bold abstract pattern to adorn the entryway of a home. He works closely with clients from concept through execution. $$-$$$ (by appointment only)

Eve Ashcraft Studio

247 Centre St., nr. Broome St., seventh fl.; 212-966-1506; eveashcraft.com

Ashcraft collaborated on Martha Stewart’s original paint lines, and while her company doesn’t offer painting services, it’s a go-to source for architectural color consultation. The team formulates palettes for indoor and outdoor environments, and it works in tandem with designers and architects to whip up the perfect hue. $$$ (by appointment only / consulting services)

Fresco Decorative Painting

324 Lafayette St., nr. Bleecker St.; 212-966-0676; frescodeco.com

Fresco combines traditional techniques of gilding, glazing, and Venetian plaster with a 21st-century sensibility, serving private clients and industry pros. $$$-$$$$ (by appointment only)

Gotham Painting Company

336 E. 94th St., nr. First Ave.; 212-427-5752

The staff at Gotham Painting, a full-service painting contractor, is equipped to handle any job. They also do repairs—even on the most delicate antique hand-printed English wallpapers.$$ (by appointment only)

James Alan Smith

646-476-8260; jamesalansmithinc.com

Trompe l’oeil murals take serious talent to produce. Enter Smith, a painter who can paint any fantasy, be it a Tiepolo-inspired panel or a wall of chinoiserie. His legerdemain includes faux marble, wood, and stone; stenciling; and even mock marquetry on the floor. $$$-$$$$ (by appointment only)

Matt Austin

mattaustin.net

Austin can touch up a faux-marble paint job or create an elaborate pastoral scene in a child’s bedroom. He’s been summoned to Europe to deck out lavish homes with gilding and the occasional fresco secco. One recent project involved a mural of birds and butterflies on chinoiserie branches painted in doped copper. $$$-$$$$ (by appointment only)

Robert Star

178 E. 80th St., nr. Third Ave., Ste. C; 212-737-8855; robertstar.com

Open any shelter magazine and you are likely to see designer projects that have the imprimatur of this company’s high-end work. Robert Star specializes in wall finishes, decorative painting, and wallpaper installation. $$$ (by appointment only)

Roth Painting Company, Inc.

11 Bruckner Blvd., nr. Lincoln Ave., Mott Haven; 212-883-0800

For a porcelain-smooth job, turn to Gordon Roth’s union shop of 25 pros, most of them graduates of rigorous apprenticeships. In business since 1944, the firm has handled painting jobs at Gracie Mansion, among other high-profile residences. $$$ (by appointment only)

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