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Venetian Painting Retreat at Villa di Mododo

After a 4-year absence from leading painting retreats to Italy, Gary Lord, Melanie Royals, and Alison Wooley are pleased to announce an exclusive new and exciting decorative painting adventure to the Villa di Modollo in the Venice region of Italy.
This will be our 4th painting trip together that combines a unique educational experience with an exciting group decorative painting project that will allow us to leave a lasting legacy of our own art in the most “artistic” country in the world. View and print our Italy Trip Flyer View full article →
August 20, 2012


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May 15, 2012


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Marrakesh by Design Day

Our Moroccan decorating and book signing event for the new book by Maryam Montague, Marrakesh by Design, was a magical day! Maryam, of My Marrakesh blog, wove a spellbinding tale of love, travel, style, and adventures in Moroccan design that was inspiring, insightful,and oh, so entertaining.

Marrakesh by Design by Mayam of My Marrakesh 

It was such a thrill for our guests to meet Maryam in person and get personalized signings of her beautifully written and artfully photographed new book, Marrakesh by Design.

Marrakesh by Design by Mayam of My Marrakesh 

We feasted on fresh squeezed orange juice and delicious Moroccan recipes and had our hands (or arms, or ankles) adorned with intricate henna tattoos.

Marrakesh by Design by Mayam of My Marrakesh with Moroccan Pattern 

To further celebrate the art of Moroccan design, our guests got the chance to use some of our Moroccan stencils that were originally designed to stencil at Peacock Pavilions to create glittering designs on colored file folders-and left with their own personalized set as well as a commemorative Peacock Feather stencil-and many magical memories of a beautifully spent day with Maryam.

My Marrakesh San Diego Book Signing!

Join us for a taste of Morocco in San Diego!

Maryam Montague of the popular blog My Marrakesh and Peacock Pavilions is coming from Morocco to our San Diego Design Studio on May 12 to sign her newly released book, Marrakesh by Design and share her experience of how to incorporate Moroccan-style decorating into your home!

Seating and space is limited for this very special event, Saturday May 12 from 10am-1pm. Please preregister.

We are offering 2 exciting opportunities:

1. Enjoy a complimentary meet and greet, and hear Maryam share her secrets of Moroccan design from 10am-11am. You have the option to purchase a copy of the book for signing for $29.95.

2. Stay for a special 2 hours that includes a signed copy of Maryam's book, Marrakesh by Design, a take-home commemorative Medium Peacock Feather stencil, enjoy refreshments, prize drawings, and learn to stencil in a special Moroccan stencil class and project session.


Registration is now closed for this event. 

February 02, 2012


Creative Stenciling Seminar at SNAP! Blogger Conference

SNAP! is a three-day conference April 19-21, 2012 in Utah, targeting the best bloggers representing modern handmade, contemporary craft, mind-blowing events and home DIY.
Melanie Royals of Royal Design Studio will be presenting a 2-hour creative stenciling seminar at SNAP!

Get Your Stencil ON!

Melanie’s seminar will introduce a wide variety creative concepts for using stencils: THE hottest custom decorating tool and trend! Melanie will take attendees beyond roller stenciling into a whole new world of patterned possibilities exploring the magic that can be created by incorporating glazes, textures, metal leaf and much, much more into stencil decorative projects.
Royal Design Studio is also a SNAP! Sponsor. All registered attendees will receive a gift on site - a beautiful free stencil by Royal Design Studio.
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