There is a beautiful blue Art Deco bedroom in Paris and this is the photo...
that provided the inspiration, that created the stencil ...
and this is how it looks on a wall.
In 2008 The Stencil Library was commissioned to make a set of stencils for a magazine that wanted to create a blue and white bedroom just like the one that Interior designer Armand Albert Rateau designed with couturier Jeanne Lanvin in the early part of the last century. The feature was to publicise the newly recreated Lanvin rooms at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. Unfortunately, soon after the stencils were designed the magazine ceased publication and the stencils did not get their chance to shine. We are now hoping to give them a better fate and they form part of our forthcoming range of ‘Stencils inspired by France’.
We are treating you along with our Instagram and Facebook followers to a sneak peek and a chance to buy the stencils at a special price before they are sold on our web site. There are 12 different stencils in the collection and their prices range between £9.00 and £130.00. We can offer you a 20% discount on them if the order is placed before midnight September 5th, 2017. We will honour all time zones world wide. Send us an email or a private message through our social media for specific information and to order. You will find our email under the 'About" heading on the right side of this blog or follow this link. Read on for a bit of history, more pictures. different colour-ways and further details of the stencils including prices.
LAN1 is the stencil that looks like the main embroidery pattern and LAN2 mimics the shape of the plaster moulding that goes over it.
We went a little freestyle with elements of the design from Lanvin's bed covers and made a basket of flowers stencil, some border stencils and some motifs that help to create the decoration for furnishings and accessories.
The floral decoration on the original walls and fabric were embroidered onto cornflower blue silk with ivory stitching with accents of copper and orange. Fancy plasterwork and some rather fabulous Art Deco furniture completed the look. A stencil is a less expensive way to achieve the style.
If blue and white are not to your taste you might consider using metallic paint, this effect is stunning on both dark and light backgrounds.
Our paint is by Lumiere and offers a subtle shimmer on walls and fabrics.
I have a black dress stencilled with this design but will save it and show you at another time.
These blue-grey walls feature the same LAN1 stencil in gold paint on both sides of a long corridor.
The area ended with a cream coloured bathroom and the stencilling continued to complete the vista. We made the stencil a little taller to accommodate the sloping ceiling on the corridor. Are you starting to realise the versatility of this stencil and its companions?
If you would like some Art Deco style, French chic in your life then do not forget we are offering our readers and social media followers a chance to buy these stencils before anyone else and at a discounted price but the offer is over at midnight, September 5th, 2017. When the offer is finished the stencils will be available to purchase from our web site.
Not all the stencils in the new collection appear in this post I have given prices for those that do, they are shown in GB pounds and do not include the 20% discount. The currency exchange rate is advantageous for overseas customers buying from Britain at the moment...so, take advantage.
LAN1 EMBROIDERY WALL BORDER 130.00. LAN2 MOULDING BORDER £20.00. LAN7 FLOWER BASKET £79.00. LAN8 BUTTERFLY BORDER £26.00. LAN9 BUTTERFLY MOTIF £45.00. LAN10 SINGLE BUTTERFLY £9.00 Our postal charges for Royal Mail 1st class and Airmail during this offer are as follows. UK-free. European Union countries-£5.00 and the rest of the world-£7.00. Express courier service will be £21.18.
You can visit a re-creation of the original room in the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris. My photo of it was snapped from the pages of my copy of Decoration et Haute Couture by Helen Guene.