You want your corners to line up. You don’t want messy lines. You want to be proud of your work, don’t you? So, take your time. A couple nice things about the stencils from Royal Design Studio are they are made from mylar so they hold up and are wipeable and reusable. Also, they come with little triangles in each corner to make it easy to line-up your stencil perfectly each time…which I always kinda wondered how that worked. Now we ALL know.
Each time you place your stencil on the wall, you line it up with the triangles from the previous placement and trace the two new ones. It made things easy and less confusing….even if it sounds confusing, it totally wasn’t. I still used a small level every other or every third placement to make sure I was keeping things straight. With a 50 cent foam brush, FolkArt metallic acrylic paint in Champagne (the same paint I used for my painting in the dining room), Scotch Blue painter’s tape (I like the delicate surface one) and my handy level, I was in business.
Because the paint made only a slight shimmer on the wall when the light was shining on it, there were times I had trouble seeing where I had already painted, but the faint effect is what I was going for and I wouldn’t change a thing. Here’s the view from Greta’s room.
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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Almost daily I get asked what I would call my home style. I don’t like to box myself in, but I definitely lean Modern Traditional with an emphasis on comfort when it comes to our home. This especially came up when I shared our Powder Bath Reveal on the blog. I think it changes slightly […]
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