Swedish Inspired Stencils

It seems like over the last 5 years the stenciling market has opened up for larger scaled attractive designs.  I have had my eye on a few favorites that I am debating for my own bedroom:

Tell me which one you like best…….

1.  A Poppy Stripe Stencil $39, this stencil combines the classic vertical stripe with a floral pattern.  The stripe/ floral combination is a classic Swedish look.  If you want an all over pattern on your walls, but don’t want a really heavy or busy look, think about this stencil for your room.

For a white background  -consider a baby blue as your base color, and use a vibrant blue like cobolt for the poppies, and the stems in a natural brown paint. Or for a bolder background- borrow ideas from the bedroom seen in Joy de Rohan-Chabot’s home in Auvergne France, Seen In Architectural Digest, and and work with a white based poppy, with a stem that is slightly darker than the shade of your walls.  If red is your desired choice for your wall, look for rusty browns for the stems.  If you go with a lilac theme, consider going for a really dark gray which borders on dark purple for your stems.

All over Poppy Stencil

A Poppy Stripe Stencil $39 (This stencil has been featured in Oprah Magazine!)

Wall Stencil Peony Allover

Wall Stencil Peony Allover $46 From From Cutting Edge Stencils

This is another really pretty floral pattern that could be used as an all over stencil.  Make the  flowers pop with color, or go for a subtle appearance.  As you can see above, the color gray allows a bit of a contrast with the yellow toned flowers.  This pattern is very soft in a bedroom. 

Pheobe's Tulip Stencil Seen On Busily Spinning Momma Blog

Another stencil I have considered is this lovely Pheobe’s Tulip Stencil From Royal Design Studio Stencil.  You can see the stencil on their website against a brighter colored background, and it looks terrific.  My favorite color scheme comes from Busily Spinning Momma.  The color combination that Dorian used for her bathroom gives her room a soft and lovely appearance.  Go for green on green, or a soft light yellow as your base color with green as your main stencil color.  A very light blue wall base, with green would also work quite nicely.

Stencil cs11 From The Stencil LibraryStencil cs11 From The Stencil Library

This is a classic 18th century motif that could be used in a number of ways.  Consider making a border along the edge of the ceiling.  Instead of using paint, consider using plaster. 

 The music motif gives your room a French or Swedish appearance.  Buy this stencil from The Stencil Library   This stencil design does also have a matching repeating pattern stencil with a smaller motif called the “Sweet Music Repeat”, which can be found here

Stencil cs9 From The Stencil LibraryThe Cornucopia No 1 Solo Stencil is another stencil that I adore.  Use this stencil with the stencil above to form an attractive simple vertical pattern.  Buy the Cornucopia No 1 Solo Stencil in a smaller repeating version here

HUNTING HORN REPEAT

The “Hunting Horn Repeat” is another one of my favorite stencils.  It would look terrific in a bathroom, or even a child’s room for that matter.  It also sort of has that 18th century feel to it. 

You can buy a larger version of the “Hunting Horn” which you use in combination with other  stencils to form a simple vertical pattern or an all-over pattern.

So, which one do you think I should go for?  Which one is your favorite design?

Milanese architects Laura Sartori Rimini and Roberto Peregalli of Studio Peregalli

Milanese architects Laura Sartori Rimini and Roberto Peregalli of Studio Peregalli

Wythe–Brooklyn’s newish hotel from the same folks behind Marlow & Sons.

 Wythe–Brooklyn’s newish hotel from the same folks behind Marlow & Sons.

Country Home 1983 Found on hicketypickety-sonjasandell.blogspot.com

Country Home 1983, Seen On  hicketypickety-sonjasandell.blogspot.com

18th Century Interiors By Sheila M Belanger -Smb Period Interiors

18th Century Interiors By Sheila M Belanger –smbperiodinteriors.com

Traditional wall stencils by Hope Seen On Old House Online

Traditional wall stencils by Hope – Found on oldhouseonline.com

Genesee Country Museum - Seen On blackcreekcolonial.blog

Genesee Country Museum – Seen On blackcreekcolonial.blogspot.com

Genesee Country Museum - Seen On blackcreekcolonial.blog 2

Genesee Country Museum – Seen On blackcreekcolonial.blogspot.com

Northern New England Painted and Stenciled Floor, Attributed to Moses Easton, JR- Stenciling

Northern New England Painted and Stenciled Floor, Attributed to Moses Easton, JR.  (1796-1886),  Sold: $6,435.00 ($5,500) Moses Eaton was an apprentice to Rufus Porter. The door is painted and stenciled with floral, foliate and geometric patterns in red and green on a salmon ground.

Found on northeastauctions.com

Additional Pictures Of Beautiful Stencil Work:

– Early American Stenciling – See it on pinterest

– A Simple Early Colonial Style Stenciling- See it on pinterest

– H.R Thurgate and Son Builders, builders, contractors, Jericho, Vermont – See it on pinterest

– Early American Stenciling – Seen on Brian Vanden Brink

– White Colonial Stenciling Work – Seen on Brian Vanden Brink

– Abner Richmond Tavern in Westford, CT –Historic House Blog

– Stencil House- Parlor, Shelburne Museum – colonialsense.com

– The Tavern – Stenciling By Moses Eatonpalatinesettlementsociety.org

– Historical Floor Stencils By Moses Eaton(1740-1840) , mbhistoricdecor.com

-The Moses Eaton Collection (1800-1840) , mbhistoricdecor.com