Stenciled Walls

Stenciled Walls

Sarah Coffey
Mar 25, 2009
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We've got pattern on the brain today. First we looked at tile floors and now we're examining stenciled patterns. Although wallpaper is generally a less time-consuming alternative, there's a tactile quality that's unique to stenciled walls...

We first became fascinated by stencil painting during a visit to the Mark Twain house in Hartford, Connecticut. Louis Comfort Tiffany designed the elaborate wall patterns, and each room felt like a work of art. Cost, time, and a more modern sensibility keep us from trying a similar look in our own home, but we appreciate the art of stencil painting, and we're always attracted to interesting contemporary applications like the photos above.

1 Folk Flower from Royal Design Studio
2 Bare Tree from Planet Stencil
3 Country Living
4 Karen Oakley Decorative Painting
5 Viktoria Stockmal Designs

For more wallcovering ideas from AT, click here.

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