A Family History in Cobalt Blue The Gardner family mural was the very first of Mr. Chandler’s private commissions. The Durban-born client wanted to add a touch of Natal nostalgia & old-world glamour to the family’s newly-refurbished Cape Town home. With the help of Young & Touwen Architects, the family – The Gardners – were able to transform an uninspired, old house into a lively family home. The mural was commissioned to celebrate the new house, its proud new owners, and the story of how they came to be a family. The verdant work tells the Gardner’s familial narrative through an array of symbols, intricate details & clandestine metaphors. The mural now resides in the family’s home, nestled within a sheltered courtyard, lovingly framed by tropical palms & lush banana trees.