Last year I posted 'before and after' photos of a bathroom that I had stencilled with our MD40 Beads No2 design. It was February and dark when I snapped and posted the pictures, I wrote that I would return and photograph the room in daylight. Well; it took a while but here it is.
The yellow colour in the stencil is one of Farrow & Ball's paints and was used on the walls of the room adjoining the bathroom. I like to take a colour from one room and lead it into the next. Other colours used in the stencil are Raw Sienna and Ivory Black; both are acrylic paint from The Stencil Library. The sienna colour is randomly stippled over the yellow lozenge shapes in the stencil and the black paint is applied to the small circles.
The Beads no2 pattern is design to repeat in all directions enabling total coverage of a surface with relative ease and speed. The purpose of the stencilling was to add decorative detail and unite the two rooms with colour so I did not feel that all the walls needed to covered with pattern. Also, I did not want the stencilling to look like wallpaper.
A deep band of this design could look wonderful on pale linen curtains. I considered stencilling the roller blind in this room, I really enjoy decorating them but had to stop myself as it would detract attention from the wall. I hope that the room looks both classic and contemporary at the same time. I have been asked to stencil another of the bathrooms so I'll bring you pictures of that one when it is finished.