Apartment Therapy is one of the most influential interior design blogs that promises to “Save the world, one room at a time”. I’m sure you have already scoured their site with your eyes glued to every gorgeous DIY room makeover! We are so that our Royal Design Studio stencils have been featured on their site multiple times. They have graciously described Royal Design Studio as the “one stop shop for how-to's, inspirational pics, and of course—stencils”. Here’s what they’ve had to say about these 8 room makeovers using our stencils:
“Do you see this beautiful blue and black alternating tile work? These actually aren’t carefully placed tiles, but painted concrete! This DIYer, Dabito from Old Brand New, built a pergola in his backyard, but after just six months the white concrete floor began to turn grimy. He wanted to leave his jute rugs out by the couches all year as an accent to the decor, but living in New Orleans and experiencing the amount of rain they get made that option a non-starter. So the solution was to use the All The Angles Tile Stencil and create a more weatherproof solution, and we couldn’t be more impressed!”
“For those that would love to have just an accent on their patio instead of a whole faux-tiled design, then you can copy Jen Woodhouse and create a DIY concrete rug. After finding that one too many patio rugs faded from the constant barrage of sunshine in her backyard, Jen decided to just paint one directly onto the concrete using the Lisboa Tile Floor Stencil. The end result was a beautiful Mediterranean area rug created with a concrete stain.”
“I really love the eclectic boho vibe, and try to play that throughout the whole house, including my bedroom floor painted with the Chez Ali Moroccan Stencil. I love taking elements that don’t necessarily match and mixing them to create a unique, beautiful space. Just do you. If it makes you happy then it’ll never go out of style. I love how styles evolve and change, too. Just because you like it today doesn’t mean you will forever… just go with the natural flow. It’ll all come together.” – Risi Munoz
“My favorite room is the kitchen. The transformation from a standard rental kitchen with linoleum tile floors and beige countertops to a bright, modern kitchen with a fun patterned floor and faux butcher block countertops is truly amazing. I put in so much work for this room: contact paper on the countertops, floor, and backsplash, stenciling the floor pattern with the Contempo Trellis Floor Stencil, and painting the walls and cabinets. Because I’m a food blogger, I’m in the kitchen a lot, so I get to enjoy this room very often.” – Emilie Herbert
“As with so many romances these days, this one began online. Julie McDowell spotted this handsome dresser on Craigslist and knew she could truly make something of it. A mix of the original veneer, a new coat of paint and some gorgeous stenciling with the Lisabetta Damask Stencil and Lacy Leaves Furniture Stencil turned this tired looking piece into a true showstopper.”
“I love the blending of old and new, the original veneer shines against the black. The choice of stencils would surprise some but I knew they would work! Don’t be afraid to try new things, be fearless and give these wondrous pieces a new beginning.” – Julie McDowell
To save money, Kate Dreyer opted to paint the spots on the accent walls using the Cheetah Spots Wall Stencil. That paint project cost just $74 in full—”far less than what I would have paid had I gone the wallpaper route! I love everything about this room now, and most importantly so does my daughter. It’s bright, fun and spunky, just like her. This room refresh proves that you don’t need a full reno to make a space look totally different. Sometimes it’s really the little details like a stenciled accent wall that make the biggest impact,” - Kate Dreyer
Once Jamala Wallace painted the walls bright white with black trim, she used the Cheetah Spots Wall Stencil and black paint to give the back wall some pop. “The cheetah stencil is my favorite part. I’ve wanted to use it for a while and it gave the room the wow factor. Having the bold pattern on wall actually makes the space appear larger. I love how vibrant and refreshing the office looks now. Don’t overlook a space no matter how small to create functionality.” – Jamala Wallace
Bone inlay, intarsia and marquetry furniture is popping up more and more these days, and why not? It’s a gorgeous look whose perfect amount of symmetry keeps it from being too busy. Plus, it fits in with almost every kind of decor style. You can easily get this look at home, for a fraction of the cost. This hot Pinterest trend is perfect for budget decorators. Kristine of The Painted Hive completely restored an old sideboard cabinet with the help of the Tribal Batik Furniture Stencil from Royal Design Studio.
Feeling inspired to stencil a room in your own home? Be sure to check out our How to Stencil section for tips, tricks, and tutorials during your stencil journey. And once you’re finished, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, share them on our Facebook Page, or you can even Instagram your projects and tag us with #royaldesignstudio. We love sharing your amazing stencil projects!