Monday, May 16, 2011

Moorish Trellis Stencil

I had the pleasure of working for a lovely couple just minutes from my home in Massapequa Park. That was a nice change of pace, as I'm usually fighting traffic on the LIE of local parkways to get to and from a job.

The dining room was already painted with Sherwin Williams Tatami Tan, which is a warm, soothing color. My client chose the "Large Moorish Trellis # 933L" stencil from Royal Design Studio. This was a great choice, as it gave just enough impact to the wall, and makes a beautiful statement. It adds a "wow" factor to the room that every room cries out for.

Melanie Royal has an imagination that knows no bounds. She continues to amaze and inspire with all her stencil and modello creations. Her site is:

I used the chandelier as my inspiration. Its main color was bronze, but there were also other metallic shades delicately worked into the finish. I used colors such as statuary bronze, warm silver, gold rush, metallic bronze, champagne, and blackened bronze, from several different brands. Each color was carefully applied through the stencil in a a fashion that mimicked the finish on the chandelier. I hope to get better pictures the next time I go back.

I am happy to say that my client was thrilled with the results, and I will be going back to add some more "wow" to her kitchen backsplash and hallway medallion.

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  1. I just love this stencil. Mine has been so used that I probably need to get a new one. Your project looks beautiful! Just discovered your blog and added it to my Google Reader! Look forward to keeping up with you! :)

  2. Thanks Regina! Melanie Royal is so phenomenal, isn't she? I've been following you and your amazing blog for quite awhile. I kinda did it backwards by starting a blog before I learned how to design it, list blogs I follow, etc. But hopefully as time goes on I'll get better at it, and it will show in my blog. We all have to start somewhere, right? Thanks for following.

  3. Hi Debbie, nice to meet you! Thank you for visiting my blog and your nice comments! I've been browsing yours and when I saw this I had to tell you how stunning it looks. The stencil color looks fantastic on that wall color and I like how you took your cue from the chandelier.

    A good way to get more traffic to your blog is to join up with some linky parties. There are many that go on just about every day of the week, so you just have to make sure your posts fit with their guidelines. I'm adding myself as a follower now ~ before it gets too crowded in here! : )

  4. Kathy,

    What a nice compliment coming from you! I can't wait to get back there for the next project so I can take better pictures.

    I only heard the phrase "linky parties" last week, and have been meaning to designate time to learn what it's all about.

    Enjoy your summer hiatus. Maybe one day we can meet for a cup of coffee, or should I say lemonade!

  5. This is definitely a topic that's close to me so Im happy that you wrote about it. I'm also happy that you did the subject some justice. Not only do you know a great deal about it,