Does anyone else have fond memories of watching Debbie Travis’ The Painted House? That was back in the day, when overalls were cool. Well, overalls are not cool again (yet!), but stenciling is making a comeback.
Decorative painter, Deirdre Newman, emailed me recently with pictures from her portfolio. She does beautiful work in the NYC metropolitan area. She designs most of her stencils and has them custom made using a company online. Here are some of my favorites from her portfolio:
If you live in the NYC area and have the funds, you should definitely consider hiring Deirdre. If you’re a little more adventurous, consider trying a little stenciling yourself. It’s a great way to get the look of wallpaper without breaking the bank and without making a semi-permanent change to your walls.
Did you see Lauren’s AMAZING living room? Yup – a stencil.
Whitewall & Co. is a great resource for easy to use stencils.
Stencil Library is another amazing vendor that I’ve mentioned before. If you have some serious artistic ability, you might want to try their chinoiserie stencil line.