Years ago we were inspired to do some stenciling at home, but our motivation was squashed by the "country kitchen" vibe of all the stencils we found. Nothing against real country kitchens, but grapevines and teddy bears aren't our thing. So we were pretty excited to recently find Lotta Jansdotter Stencils with her lovely, hand drawn organic shapes - it's the next best thing to having Lotta come over and do it herself.
There are ten die-cut plastic stencils in all which can be used and reused to your heart's content. Just wash them off when you're done and store them away for the next time. She also shares instructions, tips and some beautiful photographs to inspire you to give stenciling a try on all kinds of surfaces, not just your walls.
Besides being fans of Lotta's simple, sophisticated aesthetic (perfect for children's spaces), the fact that these stencils are hand drawn rather than the perfectly symmetrical shapes we've come to expect from stencils lends a real authenticity and charm.
(images: Carrie McBride)