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La Vida Dolce: Italian Style Decorating with Stencils

Italian design is known for being elegant, distinguished and casually grand. However… doesn’t that sound a bit expensive for the everyday home? Decorating with Italian style can also come at an affordable price tag, believe it or not! Here’s the secret sauce… which is not be used on your pasta, but in your home! 😉 Royal Design Studio has an exclusive collection of classic European stencil designs that are inspired by the art and architecture of Italy. These classic Italian designs are reimagined for today’s home decor and DIY decorator. Featuring stencil patterns with both graceful lines and bold designs, Italian stencils can be painted onto walls for a European wallpaper look or onto regal furniture and cabinet panels! Check out these extravagant and eye-catching interiors that will leave you longing for Italia…

La Vida Dolce: Italian Style Decorating with Stencils - DIY Wall and Furniture Interior Design Ideas

La Vida Dolce: Italian Style Decorating with Stencils - DIY Wall and Furniture Interior Design Ideas

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La Vida Dolce: Italian Style Decorating with Stencils - DIY Wall and Furniture Interior Design Ideas

If you love classic damask patterns as much as we do, the Villa Damask Wall Stencil could be the perfect fit for your next stencil project. This ornate cartouche design can be used as a single stenciled element to create a dramatic focal point, or easily repeated to create a custom wallpaper effect on an accent wall. Coordinate it with the Villa Damask Furniture Stencil on a raised panel on a cabinet or pretty furniture piece to complete the look!

La Vida Dolce: Italian Style Decorating with Stencils - DIY Wall and Furniture Interior Design Ideas

The Florentine Flourish Damask Wall Stencil was inspired by the delicate, intricate scrolls found of some of the hand painted paper that Florence is famous for. This intricately detailed stencil comes in two layers, allowing you to easily incorporate multiple colors for a custom wallpaper look, and the large scale of the pattern means that you can cover a large area quickly. This pretty pattern is also available in a smaller scale panel version that is perfect for large furniture stencil projects: Florentine Flourish Panel Stencil.

La Vida Dolce: Italian Style Decorating with Stencils - DIY Wall and Furniture Interior Design Ideas

Renaissance oil paintings typically feature figures clothed in layers of rich, patterned textiles. The details in these paintings can be an endless source of design inspiration. Alison was inspired to create the Trinita Damask Wall Stencil from a beautiful renaissance fabric worn by Saint Catherine of Alexandria, as painted in an oil painting in a museum in Siena, Italy. This unique design features a woven tapestry effect that can be enhanced by using distressed painting techniques.

La Vida Dolce: Italian Style Decorating with Stencils - DIY Wall and Furniture Interior Design Ideas

La Vida Dolce: Italian Style Decorating with Stencils - DIY Wall and Furniture Interior Design Ideas

Bring the romance of Italy home with the San Bartolo Damask Wall Stencil and San Bartolo Damask Furniture Stencil. This allover damask pattern features delicate scrolls that add a soft touch to wall and furniture stenciling projects. It coordinates perfectly with the matching San Bartolo Medallion stencil so you can add the finishing touch to a ceiling or round tabletop!

La Vida Dolce: Italian Style Decorating with Stencils - DIY Wall and Furniture Interior Design Ideas

Sometimes the best design is a mix of classic and modern. The Granaio Shield Panel Stencil is a traditional Italian design motif that can go either way. This two layer stencil allows you to create a hand painted look on a furniture panel if you choose to do detailed shading, or simply stencil each layer in a similar, but slightly different shade for a graphic two-tone effect. You can even repeat the panel easily to create an allover wall treatment that has an open trellis effect.

La Vida Dolce: Italian Style Decorating with Stencils - DIY Wall and Furniture Interior Design Ideas

La Vida Dolce: Italian Style Decorating with Stencils - DIY Wall and Furniture Interior Design Ideas

The Marzocco Shields Wall Art Stencil Set was partially inspired by the famous Marzocco lion sculpture by Renaissance artist Donatello that sits outside the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. Alison Woolley also included the symbol of Florence, the fleur de lis, to complete the set. These two layer stencils allow you to bring in additional details that add a modern interpretation and hand painted look. The individual stencil motifs in the set can be laid out in a random pattern on the wall, or stenciled in a more formal grid pattern as shown here. These regal designs are also available in a smaller scale for stenciled furniture projects: Marzocco Shields Furniture Set.

La Vida Dolce: Italian Style Decorating with Stencils - DIY Wall and Furniture Interior Design Ideas

The Italian design of the Firenze Classic Panel Stencils pattern that is perfectly sized for adding an artisan detail to furniture and cabinet panels and more.

La Vida Dolce: Italian Style Decorating with Stencils - DIY Wall and Furniture Interior Design Ideas

Create luxurious pink wallpaper look with a fun DIY project using the Corsini Damask Wall Stencil and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®. The damask pattern and unique fabric texture wall finish translates well to a Victorian or classic European style interior. Check out Royal Design Studio’s detailed tutorial How to Stencil a Textured Fabric Wall Finish to learn how to create it yourself.

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