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New Stencil Site Has Arrived!

New Stencil Site Has Arrived!

It’s HERE! After months, years really, we have our new Royal Design Studio stencil website to unveil. Actually, it’s a Royal Design Studio stencil website 2.0, because we’ve taken the leap to putting multiple sites within a site. There is ...

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Pinterest: Painting with a Golden Touch

A random Pinterest search yesterday brought me to the most stunning, moody, sensuous painting of a woman with gold flecked hair. Source: jeanniejeannie.com via Melanie on Pinterest   Of course I wanted to see more…don’t you! Clicking through to the ...

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Provence Plaster Finish

Provence Plaster Finish

This year’s annual IDAL (International Decorative Artisan’s League) Convention is right around the corner. It will be held in Norfolk, VA July 20-24. I have taught there now for every year for the last 17 years. I guess you could ...

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Royal Design Studio Stencils at IDAL

Royal Design Studio Stencils at IDAL

It’s that time of year again! Time to reveal my age longevity, and turn my attention to the upcoming annual IDAL (International Decorative Artisans League) Convention. I joined this organization (formerly The Stencil Artisans League) in 1983 as member #31 as ...

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The Finest Rooms: Interior Design

The Finest Rooms: Interior Design

Last month, our local Borders book store shut its doors forever. I know… bummer!! The only bright spot for me is that I was able to pick up a fantastic, recently published book, The Finest Rooms in America, for 40% off. ...

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Wall Treatments with Damask Stencils

Wall Treatments with Damask Stencils

Have you noticed? There is a pattern renaissance going on. Damask stencil patterns, an enduring  classic design staple in decorative art are hot, hot, HOT! Now, for me, damask stencils have always been at the top of MY list for creating elegant, ...

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Stencil Gift Certificate from Santa!

Stencil Gift Certificate from Santa!

You know how when people ask you “what do you want for Christmas?” and you can’t think of anything off the top of your head. Well, that’s what happens to me anyway….Whether your list for Santa is long or short, ...

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