Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The latest installment in my on going coverage of the "big house" project is the use of stencils through out the home. The use of pattern in general was very important to the clients - as it reminded them of their home country of India. We incorporated many stencil patterns through the decoration of the home, picking up the exquisite rare stone floor inlays and the general lines of the home. The master bedroom and foyer/ great room had floor to ceiling patterns of all over stenciling. With high ceilings of over 24 feet the all over pattern is a wonderfully subtle choice in decorative painting. By adding the use of a simple color wash, strie, or simply using a semi gloss paint over a flat or matte finish can yield lovely results.