Global style encompasses a design mix of cultures playing off each other, with layers of ethnic pieces melding for an eclectic, purely original look. Deborah Waltz of Peinture Studios in Orange County, CA is a pattern pro and knows how to decorate with global style easily and affordably. She attended Interior Designers Institute in California, where she won the “Hall of Fame” award for her design boards. She went on to establish her own design company Peinture Studios in 2006 and became a stockist for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and Royal Design Studio stencils. She has been featured in Studios Magazine and Orange Coast Magazine. Her quest for a global styled home began after embarking on a trip of a lifetime in Marrakech, Morocco. This city is a stunning backdrop to Royal Design Studio’s Paint & Play Artisan Retreats at Maison 28 Marrakech and is the perfect combination of adventure, inspiration, and creativity. You can get a little taste of what Deborah experienced by watching this video.
You too can decorate with global style like Deb - using stencils and Chalk Paint®! Come take a tour and get inspired by the stenciled walls and painted furniture that grace Deborah’s studio and home…
Deborah plays with a lot of pattern and many different global styles, a look she calls “multi-ethnic eclectic with a splash of gypsy.” These craftily pieced together spaces look like they developed from years a travel collecting, don’t they? The wall above features our Mandala Fusion Tile Wall Stencil.
Indian Stencils, Moroccan Stencils, and African Stencils inspired by global travels combine to allow her to enliven walls, upcycle furniture, and decorate any surface she can get her creative hands on. She even stenciled the fireplace surround with our Taj Tile Border Stencil for an extra touch of chic style.
She says, “Stenciling is so easy and inexpensive to do. And you get exactly the colors you want, which isn’t always the case with wallpaper.” To get the exact look she wanted, she used both the All the Angles Wall Stencil and Daisy Chain Border Stencil on the above wall.
We're spying our Tile Stencils everywhere at Peinture Studios-Deborah’s Orange County, California destination shop! You’ll see them on the walls, concrete floor, and mixed and matched on her furniture! It’s pretty easy to create this black and white faux tile look with Pure White and Graphite Chalk Paint®.
Deborah went for the gold and scored! Our In Flight Feather Stencil and Otomi Folk Art Furniture Stencil painted with metallic gold really pop on these dressers and accent wall, don’t they? She recommends using our Royal Stencil Cremes to give a glam and metallic finish to your stenciled furniture and walls.
We love how she reimagined a plain piano for spring with the colorful addition of our Barka Flower African Stencil. In her hands even plain old sawhorses are turned into a work of art with a creatively clever patchwork treatment using a wide variety of Royal Design Studio stencils.
This is the SAME dresser with two different stencil treatments. We don't know HOW she could bear to paint over either one as they are both stunning by themselves. On the left the Primitivo Lace Furniture Stencil seems to be the perfect pattern for the dresser drawers. On the right she combined the Lisboa Tile Stencil with the African Tribal Batik Furniture Stencil - a paring that seems perfect together!
Deborah says, “I love me some stencils! I’m crushing on the Mediterranean Tile Stencil Set from Royal Design Studio. I used Old White, Provence, and Arles Chalk Paint®. Sealed with White Wax and touches of Dark Wax. It never gets old! Create, create, create!” We love that mantra!
Deborah switched things up with this mid-century modern piece! She says, “I first used Graphite Chalk Paint® to paint the entire dresser. I then used the Hollywood Squares Stencil with a combo of Royal Stencil Cremes in Bright Gold and Antique Gold. I even used the Royal Stencil Creme on the vertical handles. They are so easy to work with! The entire piece sealed with Annie Sloan Soft Clear Wax.”
If you have enjoyed Deborah’s work and inspiring stencil ideas here, please be sure to click on over to Maison 28 Marrakech to sign up for updates on retreats hosted by Royal Design Studio. If you have a DIY stencil project of your own, we’d love to see how yours turn out! 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