As part of our new USA Inspired range of stencils, we put together a comprehensive Folk Art section. These designs are more simple and stylised but are no less sophisticated. Their artisan style have a homeliness (in a good way) and accessability factor, perhaps unlike any other decorative style, that makes them work in a variety of schemes. This stencil, AM37 Ohio Repeat, is a lovely all over repeat with a border (vertical) and two floral motifs at its heart (note: these can be used separately). The stripe has always added a bit of formality to decorating (stripes have always been a popular theme in interiors). But here the stripe is a slim border with a wide gap between interspersed by two stylised floral motifs so the whole effect is elegant but not too formal or fussy. We have stencilled it in darker and sludgier colours than you would traditionally see folk art decoration, but the whole effect is still light and it offsets the dark antique furniture well. Folk Art decoration can be rustic, or not, depending on which direction you want to go in.