Border, Border, on the Wall!

February 9th, 2011

Yes, borders on the wall still work.  Although, today’s style might be to border the border.  Create a border within a border by taping off a section on the wall and paint it in a contrasting or coordinating color.  Now you now have a defined field to stencil the border design. 

Connie Griffiths a decorative stencil artist in the suburbs of Chicago asked us to create a stencil to coordinate with Pottery Barn bedding being used in the room.  Connie’s Border came to life and tied the room together, it completes the design project.  The design is offered in two sizes (large is shown.)  

Additionally, Connie had us cut a custom name stencil which she used to personalize the footboard. 

A simple border can still do magic.  It’s a decorative detail that may never go out of style.

I see the moon . . . Baby Nursery

January 16th, 2011

One morning, a few years back a customer called our studio with a question.  She asked if stencil #1735 I See the Moon would make a good border.

 

Hhhhmmm, now the way the stencil is cut, the way I envisioned it to be used is as a focal point above a crib or dresser.  Personally, I thought the letters rather small for using as a border and I shared my honest opinion.   The debate went on . . . . . I couldn’t change her mind and you know, the customer’s always right, right?  I told her that when she was done, to please send a picture, I’d love to see the finished room. 

A month or so later, a photo arrived.  WOW!  The customer, Cindy Villa was RIGHT! Here’s her Nursery Project. 

What a great way to make small letters look larger.   She taped out what looks to be a 6+ inch border, painted it dark blue then cut the stencil apart and placed the poem in the painted area scattering random stars in both the border and on the wall.  A ribbon border similar to #1719 Squiggle Border was used to edge both sides of the painted section and #1731 Hanging Star completes the theme.

We were so impressed we included Cindy’s photo as an “Inspire” idea in our print catalog for years and now we are adding it to our blog.  It’s one of those timeless themes that’s just perfect for a decorating a baby nursery.