• Posts Tagged ‘wall stencil’

    You're my wonderwall!

    by  • March 19, 2010 • Beautiful boudoirs, Desirable dining, Inviting hallways • 1 Comment

    Got the spring decorating fever? There’s no quicker way to revamp your room that by transforming your walls, and if you think a striking feature wall or a slab of paint are ‘just sooooooooooooooo March 2010, darling’, then check out these new trendy ways with walls.

    roomenvy - brick wallpaper bedroom

    roomenvy - brick wallpaper bedroom

    Longing for exposed bricks in the bedroom? Get the next best thing with a special-effect wallpaper like this one from Wallpaperdirect. Best keep it to one wall though, unless your going for the ‘asylum-style’ decorating look!

    roomenvy - paint stamp dining room

    roomenvy - paint stamp dining room

    Foam stamps are back in fashion, so it’s time to get printing! Use simple designs from Papermaze to make panels … but practise first, there’s nothing more embarrassing than someone commenting on your child’s painting skills.

    roomenvy - shoe-lovers staircase

    roomenvy - shoe-lovers staircase

    Go on the hunt for some of the latest wall stickers. I love these shoe stickers from the Crown Paints range at The Stencil Library, but DON’T let your husband tell you that this means you don’t need the real thing.

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    Big Brother is watching…

    by  • January 26, 2010 • Beautiful boudoirs • 3 Comments

    Now, I’m a fan of Big Brother as much as the next person but imagine trying to sleep with this pair of eyes watching over you??!

    Fortunately, I found lots of other fabulous room schemes on freshhome.com to tickle my fancy. Look out for the fish bowl bath tub and panda lurking by the bed…

    room envy - Big Brothe is watching

    room envy - Big Brother is watching

    room envy - fish bowl bathroom

    room envy - fish bowl bathroom

    room envy - cruise liner here we come!

    room envy - cruise liner here we come!

    Love these? Check out livingetc.com‘s vibrant bedroom schemes for inspiration.

    room envy - panda watch

    room envy - panda watch

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    How to store CDs

    by  • January 25, 2010 • Stylish living • 2 Comments

    There comes a time when a floor-to-ceiling CDs just don’t cut it. The other day I found myself nervously placing a new edition on to the top, holding my breath for fear that the whole thing would suddenly buckle!

    So I think it’s time that I start looking for smarter CD storage solutions than the old ‘place and hope’ trick. Fortunately, I stumbled across these useful ideas on housetohome.co.uk. Phew!

    roomenvy - alcove storage

    roomenvy - alcove storage

    We all know I love wall stencils – so this little cubby below (complete with gorgeous chandelier) is my kinda place!

    roomenvy - hallway storage

    roomenvy - hallway storage

    If you’re after something more subtle, then you can’t go wrong with sleek white units. For more pretty storage ideas check out housetohome.co.uk’s essential guide.

    roomenvy - hidden storage

    roomenvy - hidden storage

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    SAVE THE DATE! Walls webchat this Thursday, 1pm

    by  • December 7, 2009 • Stylish living • 4 Comments

    Ok so, I might not feel as rested as I could be after a busy weekend, but if anything’s going to snap me out of the Monday tiredness it’s the prospect of stealing wow-factor wall tips this Thursday lunchtime.

    Wall stencil guru and co-founder of The Stencil Library, Helen Morris, is popping into Housetohome.co.uk for a Wow-Factor Walls Webchat at 1pm, and is sure to reveal some fab tips and advice – so much more fun than standing in the queue at M&S!

    Click here to sign up for an email reminder and get those niggling questions ready!!

    roomenvy - create wow-factor walls with top wallpaper and stencil tips

    roomenvy - create wow-factor walls with top wallpaper and stencil tips

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    Friday's Fetish: wall stencils

    by  • November 20, 2009 • Cool kitchens, Desirable dining • 2 Comments

    I was completely inspired by Helen Morris, one of the faces behind The Stencil Library when I met her this week. She shared some fantastic tips with me about stencilling – especially for those of us who rent and don’t want to anger our landlords with a door surrounded by butterflies (I mention no names!) She shares some great tips on her blog, Design Inspiration.

    Wall stencils are a fantastic way to  liven up your scheme and give it a truly personal touch. I just love them!!

    1) They don’t have to be bold and brassy, these leaf stencils add a lovely delicate touch. Though to be honest, what’s going to make more a statement than having a TREE in your kitchen? They’re taken from designer, Di Overton‘s kitchen.

    roomenvy - kitchen decorating the natural way!

    roomenvy - kitchen decorating the natural way!

    2) You don’t just have to use stencils on the walls, either. This funky home, featured on Design Sponge, proves just that.

    Bring your floors to life! The hardwood floors in this dining room are given an update with playful pattern.

    roomenvy - so much more than a floor!

    roomenvy - so much more than a floor!

    And don’t let a simple radiator miss out on all the fun. Now this is what I call stylish heating!

    roomenvy - turn up the heat with a colourful stencil

    roomenvy - turn up the heat with a colourful stencil

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