Following my earlier post about decoration within the historic homes at the Roscheider Hof in Konz, Germany here are some more images and observations from my day there starting with a rustic interpretation of an Art Nouveau style of Orientalism. Notice that the highlights on the stencilled leaves match the colour of the front door.
Two narrow painted stripes separate the colours of the upper and lower portions of the wall. This effect can be done with ease by stencilling between two evenly spaced rows of masking tape or by using a stencil of lines; our F25 Coach Line Corner stencil would be handy for this purpose.The most similar to the simple oriental feel of the stencil that I could could offer would be CA16 from our Cameo Collection, it features a teapot and bamboo.
One of the kitchens at Roscheider Hof featured a swag stencil on the walls; we have quite a lot of swag designs for sale at The Stencil Library so if you were looking for one I would recommend using the search box on our website to find something suitable.
The museum features some utensils and furnishings that were employed within the lifetime of many of the visitors. I still use an enamel, stove top, coffee pot. My friends and I reminisced over wash boards and mangles being used to launder our clothes.
I lived in Germany for a while as a child in the mid 1960's but can recall little of it. My memories seemed to relate to school, snow or our dog.
The stenciller that decorated this wall used the stencil surround as part of the decoration. Stencils in this era would be made of oiled paper although tin and sometimes leather was used. On the following photographs the same stencil has been used to decorate a school room.
The motif is similar to CS31; a motif stencil that I used a lot when I first started to decorate homes for others. It was very popular as it suited all colours and styles of interiors. Also, CS17 cornflower motif might be worth considering if you wish to recreate this look. Both stencils are in our Budget Collection.
I have enough pictures for a couple more posts from Roscheider Hof at Konz, Germany... but will wait a while in case you have had your fill of rustic, country style and peeling paint for now and if not, here's another picture to finish with.