If you see one thing in Brighton, it has to be the Royal Pavilion. To get into what is so fabulous and inspiring about it requires a long and indepth post (or several). I am just revisiting one small, but amazing aspect of it that I was reminded of upon reading this month's "World of Interiors" magazine. They were writing about the King's bathroom, but had a photograph taken in the bedroom showing the concealed door leading through to bathroom. Several years ago, Helen & Chips went to the Royal Pavilion by appointment with a view to designing stencils based on the wonderful oriental inspired designs that cover the palace. They were quite taken with the wallpaper in the King's bedroom shown here and Chips designed a series of stencils based on various elements of the paper.
Our photo of Sept 2015 World of Interiors. Photograph shown taken by Simon Upton.
The Stencil Library designed many stencils based on the interiors at The Brighton Pavilion but I will concentrate on dragon and dolphin designs along with other motifs from the King's Wallpaper. There is a theme pack with the dragon, TP54, and another theme pack with the dolphin, TP55. We designed a stylised wave border, BB44, that runs just above the dado rail. Scattered throughout the paper are some wonderful stylised stars, recreated in the stencils MS72 and MS73. All these designs are in our Budget stencil range. We can make any of them in a larger size if you wish to recreate a similar look to the original paper. More recently, we designed two more formal repeats based on the dragon and dolphin motifs. They are in the classical section of our Vintage stencil range and are VN290 Regency Dragons (first) and VN284 Regency Dolphins (second)
The repeating pattern could be complemented by a splendid circle stencil of Regency Dragons to decorate a ceiling, floor or round table in royal style.
If ever you are in the Brighton area, go and visit the Royal Pavilion.
It is stunning and you won't regret it. In fact, it is not that far from London so even worth a day trip to the coast to see it. For more information, click HERE.