Thursday, May 2, 2013

Stencil is Not a Dirty Word



Katie Ridder brings me lots of joy




Especially her wallpaper



One very chic teenage girl's bedroom! I especially love the Katie Ridder wallpaper. Design by Betsy Burnham /published in House Beautiful

And this one is my favorite, Leaf.


Up close and personal.


Sari Paisley Allover Stencil - reusable stencil patterns for walls just like wallpaper - DIY decor

And then just yesterday I saw this stencil on Etsy: here
Not exactly the same but pretty close right? 
Not your mama's stencil, huh?

Ikat Zig-zag Stencil - reusable stencil patterns for walls just like wallpaper - DIY decor

Feeling good about this one too...
This might be a good option for a non-commiter like me. 

I am tired of living in decorators limbo and I am ready to make some things happen around here. Stencils may be in my future, less expensive and easier to change when my mood changes and/or I get a better idea.

                                    Thoughts on stencils? 



























10 comments:

  1. I agree! The stencils of yesteryear were snoozers but the new ones are pretty snazzy. I LOVE that Katie Ridder wallpaper as well and think the stencil looks pretty darn close. I say go for it. Oh, and chevrons (and I've seen ikat too) . . . very good! Do it so I can see it. Didn't you paint your floor at one point?

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  2. The new styles are great I think! This one is very interesting. Adds a new "something" to a room, floor or piece of furniture and you can always paint over it if you tire of it.

    Love your blog! I'm a new follower ~
    Pat

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  3. I think stencils are great! I love wallpaper, but because I, too, am a non-commiter, stencils are a much better option. This is the one I've been considering:
    http://www.anythingbutplain.com/portfolio/stenciled-patterned-walls#.UYKRFMzD9LM

    And, did you see the guest bedroom that Mary Ann at Classic Casual Home did? She used the first stencil you show.

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  4. That is an unbelievable stencil. I just don't think I'd have the patience...or attention span to do that!!! It looks great though. xo

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  5. I think they are great--if done well. This is my problem: I know I just don't have the stamina or precision to do it well. And if it LOOKED like a stencil instead of wallpaper, it would drive me crazy!

    Love that particular stencil, though.

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  6. We're on the same page! Stencils are much hipper these days...as long as they don't involved roosters or cherries or something.

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  7. WE just did a stencil in a client's dining room that was loosely based on Farrow & Balls Lotus. It looks great and I think stencils might be just the solution for those that want the look but don't want to commit for too long!

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  8. You know I LOVE the one I did in our foyer! It just makes me happy. It does required some patience, but it was worth it.

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  9. Yes damit.....I need to do that somewhere.

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  10. They are SO not a dirty word. I'll be doing a post on a stencil project I'm working on now within the next few weeks...nautical style. I LOVE these and might have to try them on a furniture piece! Thanks for the inspiration!

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